1986 Honda Accord door

Tiny
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  • 1986 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Installed a new outside left front door handle. Door won't close. The door latch strikes the door jam's catch and stops. The door's latch mechanism is rotated forward and won't move.
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Saturday, January 12th, 2008 AT 4:06 PM

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Tiny
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The door lock is in the locked position, pull back on the lock with a screw driver, (as if it was the latch on the pillar) while operating handle, If it will not undo handle rods out of adjustment or lock has failed.

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Sunday, January 13th, 2008 AT 2:12 AM
Tiny
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I got the door closed. Now it will only open from the inside. How can I adjust the outside handle rod to work? Thanks, Joegr@comcast. Net
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

Make sure that the door hinges are not sagged, and the lock strikes the striker plate on the pillar squarely. With the trim off look inside the door at the rod that connects the external handle with the lock assembly, I would think that there should be some adjustment to lengthen or shorten the rod as req, I feel that the rod may need to be lengthened. Check this out next.

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 7:18 PM
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Thanks Mark. I lengthened the rod and now it works. Joe
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Friday, January 18th, 2008 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, Mark. I lengthened the rod for the outside handle and now it works. Joe
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Friday, January 18th, 2008 AT 5:51 PM

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