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The exterior door handle on my 2004 Chevy Silverado sticks in the open position. When it does the person inside cannot open the door. How can I lube it?
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Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hi there. I am Cam. Can I Get your first name pleasE?

This is usually a problem with the pivot on the front portion of the door handle, not the rear. Do you notice when you try to operate it, the back seems to move and the front not as much? Also when to does operate, does it make noise?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Your right Cam , this is Mike. I simple open the front door and the handle stays in the open position. I feel if I could get some WDE=40 into, it my loosen up and I wouldn't have to disassemble the door.
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 2 years ago

I agree Mike. don't be afraid to put a LITTLE heat to help loosen it up. If you cannot then the handle will need to be replaced.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
On the door jamb there is a rubber plug. If I pry that plug free, will it give me lube access to the handle parts?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Got to go to work, thanks
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 2 years ago

The rubber plug gets you access to the back side of the nut holding it in. The area to lubricate is from the outside at the front. You will need to wash it after.

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