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- Sep 15, 2021
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- Truck Year
- '85, '81
- Truck Model
- K10, K20
- Engine Size
- 305, 350
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Please take a look at the picture above. It's taken inside my K10's passenger door, looking back towards the latch mechanism. The red arrow at the top of the picture is pointing to the rod that connects the exterior door handle to the latch mechanism.
Something is goofy with my exterior handle because that rod is able to slide up and out of position. When this happens, it freezes the door lock and latch making the door inoperable and unlockable. Sliding that rod back down so the flanged head is contacting the exterior handle mechanism frees up the lock/latch and gets the door working again.
Is there a simple way to get that rod to stay in position? I'm guessing I'm going to need to pull the clip at the bottom end of that rod to take the exterior handle out with the rod/handle mechanism attached. Then maybe bend something on the weird looking clip to get it to bite into the rod better???
I didn't want to attempt the clip removal in the dark on Wednesday night, and figured I'd do some more research before working on it in the daylight. Maybe this weekend??? Please let me know if you guys have any advice.