Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Door Latch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Half Metal Door

See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Half metal door latch



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the door lock striker

  1. Remove the interior door trim panel.
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  3. Remove the screws from the door latch handle, disconnect the latch release rod and remove the handle.
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  5. Remove the remove the retaining screws and remove the door latch with the rods attached.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Full Metal Door

See Figure 3



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Fig. Fig. 3: Full metal door latch installation

  1. Remove the interior door trim panel.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door latch cover.
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  5. Disconnect the inside release handle-to-latch rod.
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  7. Disconnect the lock cylinder-to-latch rod.
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  9. Disconnect the inside lock-to-latch rod.
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  11. Disconnect the external handle-to-latch rod from the door latch.
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  13. Remove the remove the retaining screws and remove the door latch from the door.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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