Replacing Driver's Side Lock

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by greytandy, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. greytandy

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    Tried to replace the driver's side lock today, but ended up getting deeper and deeper into removing things that I backed off. The paddle comes off and exposes some holes, but they appear too uncomfortably small to try to wedge the cotter-like pin that holds the lock in place. I'm sure it'll end up in the bottom of the door. Is there any easy trick I'm missing? I can't believe I have to disassemble the whole door to put the stupid lock in. Any advice appreciated.
     
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    advice, put it back together the same way you took it apart

    i remember taking mine out seemed like the hardest thing was getting the tab that holds it on back in
     
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    So, did you take the whole door apart or did you install the lock using just the holes behind the paddle?
     
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    It's easier by far to take th whole door apart. Not really a big deal, pull the door panel, exterior handle, and you're golden...
     
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    Oh yeah, it's alot easier if you remove the window track on the latch side, too.
     
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    just take the door panel off then pop off the clip that holds the lock....super easy
     
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    I removed all screws except for two near the bottom that are very close together (and both painted over :mad:). I didn't remove the window crank - guess I should've done that. How does the door actually open? Does it slide out a certain way? Thanks for your patience. The rear hatch lock was a helluva lot easier to replace!
     
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