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There is no screw missing, rather the arm has simply come off the door shaft. This is common. IF the parts of the actuator rods are all there you can install it.
A touch of silicone or glue should work. It is simply a poor design.
bummer. those darned engineers again..... That pic you sent isn't quite what I'm looking at but its close. Please correct me if I'm wrong... no disassembly required, it is just a difficult place to get at, up under the dash in about the center of the cab. (going by memory of last fall.)
HOld on, if the eyelet end came off the lever on the door itself then a small flat retainer may work to hold it on.
and a little to the right... just about center... possably eve a little to the right of the center of the bell housing "hump".
no, the door end was still connected to the door, it is the other end that connects to the actuating lever that was off last time
Nope. left side above the fuel pedal.
ok Cam, I'll be getting at that today. I am sorry to hear that there is no screw or retainer to hold that on. I'll try that dab of silicone and we'll see if lasts any longer. Thanks for the help. Probably the easiest $20 you'll make today. LOL
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Gene in Wyoming
The retainer to try is the ones like they used to have that held the old cables on, a spring steel retainer or push on nut. Try one of those before glue.
Nope, don't need anyt more info. I remember the repair very well. You were absolutely correct on everything!!! The proper fix ( I think) is to redesign the actuator arm, so that the 90 degree end, that slips into the sleve on the door end, is about maybe 3/16 longer so that it protrudes out the other end of the sleve, and has a snap ring or "E" clip grove cut about a 1/16" or so from the end. That would keep that little bugger in there.
Thanks for the followup. All is good.
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