Broken door latch

Tiny
JIM MAKI
  • MEMBER
  • 2004 GMC ENVOY
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 154,000 MILES
Door latch is broken. The latch moves freely and will not stay in the correct position. It needs to be replaced. How would do I do this?
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Monday, September 10th, 2018 AT 8:51 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros. Com.

Here are the directions for replacing the door latch assembly. All attached pictures correlate with these directions.

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Latch Replacement - Front Door

Removal Procedure

1. Close the window to the full up position.
2. Remove the door trim panel.
3. Remove the rear half of the water deflector.
4. Disconnect the lock rod retaining clip from the outside door handle.
5. Remove the lock rod from the outside door handle.
6. Disconnect the lock cylinder rod from the cylinder, if equipped.
7. Remove the inside door handle.
8. Remove the 3 screws that retain the latch to the door.
9. Position the latch in order to disconnect the electrical connectors as needed.
10. Remove the latch from the door.
11. Noting the position of the inside handle lock rods, remove the inside handle lock rods from the latch.
12. Noting the position of the outside handle lock rods, remove the outside handle lock rods from the latch.
13. Remove the actuator from latch.
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Installation Procedure

1. Install the actuator to the latch.
2. Install the outside handle lock rods to the latch as previously noted.
3. Install the inside handle lock rods to the latch as previously noted.
4. Position the latch in order to connect the electrical connectors as needed.
5. Install the latch to the door.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

6. Install the 3 screws that retain the latch to the door.

Tighten the screws to 10 N.M (22 lb in).

7. Install the inside door handle.
8. Connect the lock cylinder rod to the cylinder, if equipped.
9. Install the lock rod to the outside door handle.
10. Connect the lock rod retaining clip to the outside door handle.
11. Install the water deflector.
12. Install the door trim panel.

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Let me know if this helps.

Take care,
Joe
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