How to replace astro van front door handle
Hi,what year is the van. Thanks. Scott
1999 front right (driver side) door handle.
Right front driver. O.k. I will provide you with a procedure. Thanks .Scott
Outside Handle and Lock Cylinder Replacement Removal Procedure
Important: If door lock cylinders require replacement for any reason, apply a coating of GM P/N 12346241 or equivalent lubricant inside of the lock case and the cylinder keyway prior to assembling and installing the cylinder.
Important: Install new plastic retainer clips whenever the lock rods are removed.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
Tighten Tighten the nuts to the door handle to 6 N·m (53 lb in).
I am a twelve year marine technician (Master Tech, 3 factories).I just soent 3 hours trying to inmstall this stupid handle!T get to the upper door handle nut you MUST unscrew the locking unit (three torque screws-T-27) and remove the control rods to lift, and rotate unit enough to get to this upper nut. Then after replacing the lock unit the rod to the new handle is inaccesable, when you rotate the lock unit the rod pops out of the lock unit and will not line up until the lock unit is back in place, again at this point with the lock unit secured you cannot get to the rod from the lock unit to the new handle?
These inside door handles are an absolute nightmare. They are the same on the full size trucks. You did remove the water deflector. You have to drill out the rivets. I have in the past removed the complete window,regulator and chanal just to make life easier on the trucks. Here is the link for the water deflector.Good luck, hope it works out for you.
Front Side Door Water Deflector Replacement Removal Procedure
Important: Water deflectors seal the inner panel. Water deflectors prevent water from entering into the body. A strip of adhesive between the deflector and the door secures the deflector.
Important: When replacing deflectors which have been peeled back or removed, the adhesive on the door and the deflector from the factory will usually be adequate in order to re-adhere the deflector to the door. If additional adhesive is required, use a small amount of weatherstrip adhesive, such as GM P/N 12345096, Canadian P/N 993365, or an equivalent adhesive. If the deflector was separated at a perforation, use a cloth reinforced tape with a strong adhesive in order to secure the piece together. Replace the deflector if the deflector is too badly damaged to provide a proper seal.