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I broke 3 door handles on the inside of my truck, has anyone else had this problem?

1994 F-350 IDI 7.3 turbo diesel, E4OD ,3 inch dp 4inch straight pipe mod. 4 door, 2 wheel drive, XLT , 107,000 miles, WMO burner
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Same here. In my case I believe the problem stems from a sticky latch of sorts. Haven't delved into it yet but I think the worn hinge bushings (since been replaced) caused some abnormal wear.

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I made one interior handle out of steel round stock and 1/16 inch flat plate today. I bet this one doesn't break.
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take off the door panel and PB blast all the moving parts. be sparing though don't want that oil everywhere. this worked for me. I also had a cracked piece that holds the latch together from yanking the handle.
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My 89 had the plastic handles and the cable/latch was gunky so the handles broke. I douched the mechanism off and got metal replacements from the HELP! display at NAPA. No more problems.

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