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Sliding door pin replacement
#1
Hi All
I have read the thread on how to deal with the dreaded floppy handle syndrome and have gone as far as stripping the back door. and removing the handle. The pin seems to have sheared which I know is a common problem. What I am not clear about is how to replace the pin (with one bought from fleabay). Is it a case of knocking the old pin out of the handle and pushing the new one in there.
Also, once that is achieved how does the pin connect to the handle mechanism. If I look down into the hole from the handle there doesn't seem to be anything nearby other than the child lock mechanism.
Is the new pin supposed to point upwards and join somewhere near the mechanism for the internal handle?
I have looked for an exploded view of the rear door everywhere without any joy . . . I guess I could buy a Haynes but how useful would it be otherwise?
Thanks
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#2
The pin inserts upwards through the handle. You should notice that pin has a square section on it which corresponds with a couple of plastic tabs on the lower part of the door handle. This prevents the pin working itself down and falling out. You should notice the two plastic sprung connectors that join the pin to the lock / door release mechanism. Many replacement pins are pretty rough cast so you may have to file them slightly so they fit into the handle assembly. Message me if you're stuck.

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#3
Take a pic of the handle and the location of the springs because i found that bit fiddly but otherwise its a pretty straightforward thing to do, if you where near Brum you could come around and i could show you!
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#4
Thanks Divingscubaboy i have a pin on order and will have a look at it further when it arrives.
It seems that someone has had the door covers off previously as half of the plastic retainers are broken off in the door and one of the torx bolts for the handle is missing.
I may well message you when the time comes, my forte is 'fixing' things by making them worse and having to get the professionals in . . .

Thanks for the advice Stedjx
Pin is on the way, looking forward to the day when I can stop giving out advice about the handle . . .
If I get stuck and am passing Bham I may well take you up on the offer
Ciaran
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#5
No problem mate!!
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(25-04-2012, 12:30 PM)Ciaran Murphy Wrote:  I may well message you when the time comes, my forte is 'fixing' things by making them worse and having to get the professionals in . . .

Just be careful how you break things....:whistle::whistle::whistle:
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#7
We have a saying where i work particularly when nothing is broken but is perceived to be broken. 'FIX IT TILL YOU BREAK IT!
1.9d Mk2 (M59/BE4/5) with battle scars from a conservatory attack. Previously owned a 1.4i Mk2 Forte.Confusedalut:
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(25-04-2012, 04:04 PM)andy-womble Wrote:  
(25-04-2012, 12:30 PM)Ciaran Murphy Wrote:  I may well message you when the time comes, my forte is 'fixing' things by making them worse and having to get the professionals in . . .

Just be careful how you break things....:whistle::whistle::whistle:

I always try and make sure I break things properly . . .

(25-04-2012, 09:20 PM)divingscubaboy Wrote:  We have a saying where i work particularly when nothing is broken but is perceived to be broken. 'FIX IT TILL YOU BREAK IT!

I think I could be self-employed with all the extra work I create . . .
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#9
If I/We broke something when working at the pit, used to rub a bit of grease and pit-dirt/coal dust around it and make out that it had been broken for a while. Funny how things never got broken on our "watch", always somebody else's fault wherever possible...
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
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(26-04-2012, 11:33 AM)Ciaran Murphy Wrote:  
(25-04-2012, 04:04 PM)andy-womble Wrote:  
(25-04-2012, 12:30 PM)Ciaran Murphy Wrote:  I may well message you when the time comes, my forte is 'fixing' things by making them worse and having to get the professionals in . . .

Just be careful how you break things....:whistle::whistle::whistle:

I always try and make sure I break things properly . . .

(25-04-2012, 09:20 PM)divingscubaboy Wrote:  We have a saying where i work particularly when nothing is broken but is perceived to be broken. 'FIX IT TILL YOU BREAK IT!

I think I could be self-employed with all the extra work I create . . .

Happy to report that the handle is now fixed, whoever had been at it before had removed the two rods and the accompanying mechanism from the door with the end of the broken pin. new one sourced at local breakers with pin intact for £18, fitted without any prob, now have a spare pin which will gather dust with all the other 'useful' items that i will 'need' one day . . . thanks for your help

(26-04-2012, 11:33 AM)Ciaran Murphy Wrote:  
(25-04-2012, 04:04 PM)andy-womble Wrote:  
(25-04-2012, 12:30 PM)Ciaran Murphy Wrote:  I may well message you when the time comes, my forte is 'fixing' things by making them worse and having to get the professionals in . . .

Just be careful how you break things....:whistle::whistle::whistle:

I always try and make sure I break things properly . . .

(25-04-2012, 09:20 PM)divingscubaboy Wrote:  We have a saying where i work particularly when nothing is broken but is perceived to be broken. 'FIX IT TILL YOU BREAK IT!

I think I could be self-employed with all the extra work I create . . .

Happy to report that the handle is now fixed, whoever had been at it before had removed the two rods and the accompanying mechanism from the door with the end of the broken pin. new one sourced at local breakers with pin intact for £18, fitted without any prob, now have a spare pin which will gather dust with all the other 'useful' items that i will 'need' one day . . . thanks for your help
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