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Author Topic: 1959 FC Rear Door Handles, Need to push in to work?  (Read 107 times)
brian@cadsense.co.nz
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« on: July 17, 2017, 08:53:04 AM »
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Hi Guys,
I am in NZ and just failed a WOF in my 1959 FC as the rear doors do not open from the inside. Had the car 2 years, this is the forth WOF and the rear doors have never work, and the first time its failed  :lol:

I took off the old handles and the spline inside the handle was looking a bit worse for wear, but the spline on the shaft looks OK. so I got 2 new rear inside handles from rare spares and have installed them.

Trouble is they still just spin round and round, even with the new handles!

If I "Push" the handle into towards the door panel I can feel the splines "Click n mate" and the handle operates fine. But when I let go again the panel springs back towards the centre of the car and the handle just spins around and around?

I haven't tried taking the inner door panel skin off to have a look, not sure how to do that..? But the panel does seem to be very "spring loaded" forcing it out. The panel will push-spring towards the outside of the car quite a lot....
Is there a spring or something behind here?
Is there a known fix or likely culprit here before I try to take it to bits and guess?

If the new handle is pushed hard into the spline the door operates fine. Also the doors open and close from the outside perfect.

Many Thanks from Nelson NZ

Bri Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 06:07:31 PM »
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  there should be a clip on the back of the handle
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 06:17:42 PM »
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I've found that the spring clips lose a little tension and allow the handle to ease off the spline a bit allowing it to spin. New springs will help, but you can try squeezing the clips together to tighten them.
Other things I have noticed is that there are two types of inner remote.
One has a much deeper chamfer than the other which means that it does not engage as well as the ones with more spline on the shaft.
Ken
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