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You will need to remove the interior panel for that door and disconnect the cable from the handle. Once the cable is disconnected then isolate if the roughness is in the handle pivots or the cable. If its in the cable then you will need to determine if the cable is binding or the latch itself. There are also pull back springs on the handle and in the latch. Once you have the cable off the handle it should be obvious why the handle is not returning. One of the springs is probably broken.
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