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So I have a 1993 Bronco, and for the past month you would have to pull the drivers side handle real hard to open the door. I duno if its because it needs oil or because its freezing here but I just broke it off by pulling too hard.

I dont know what to unscrew on the door. I bought a 6 dollar handle from autozone. I have the picture of my door posted below, if someone can point me in the right direction as far as how to get this handle on please let me know. Thanks!

 

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Where did it break off? Do you have a pic of the handle?
 

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search for the screws around the perimeter of the panel and the none on th armrest (in the little recess). take those out. there are clips on the back side of the panel so it will still be a little stuck. lift it up vertically. the handle is held on by only one small bolt. 5/16 i believe.
 

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My 86 has a screw at the end of the handle IIRC maybe 3/8 which goes into the door handle mechanisim and it has a little notch to position it in place inside the door panel, you'll need to pull off the panel for repair, push comes to shove study the other handle.

I think you can get cheap replacements at any "Help" section in any auto parts chain, otherwise it's the Ford " $tealer$hip". lol lol

Good Luck ~ :thumbup
 

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As a heads up the "Help" section chrome handles only last about 6 months before they break as well. I don't know how long the plastic ones will last, but i gave up and just started buying used chrome ones out of the junkyard.

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See, I only see 2 screws, and I tried pulling the bottom out a bit where it looks like clips, but I think I have to take off the window handle as well but I cant figure out if I am supposed to pop that out or what?
 

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oh yes. the window handle is a 2 piece thing. take a small screw driver and pop the large round end up. there should be a screw in there holding it in
 

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Just take a long-handled phillips head screwdriver and stick it in there and unscrew it. No need to take the panel off. At least that's how my '80 works. Yours doesn't look too different.
 

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....While in there, lube the shit out of everything.
Yes, I purged all the ancient grease by flooding both of mine with WD40 first. Every moving point of the latch mech, cable, handle. Then after the WD40 evaped lubed everything. They work great and smooth as silk now.

The cable may be starting to fray pythonfart. That would have made it get progressively harder to pull the interior handle. A junkyard original part is probably better than anything the discount part stores have.

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After you take the cover off of the window crank, there is a T15 Torx screw that needs to come off.

Then carefully pry along the bottom of the panel with a "panel removal tool" (it's Y shaped and you slide it up under the panel) then pop the push pins.

There is a 10 mm bolt that holds the handle on to the mechanism. I am pretty sure that you can't reach it without taking the panel off, but I may be wrong.

I've been collecting spares from the junkyard too, but I prefer the black plastic ones. You shouldn't have to pull on it too hard. Maybe you just need to grease the cable and latch mechanism with some white lithium grease while you have the panel off.
 

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Pull the door panel. No worries there, right?

Then all you do is take out the bolt holding on the handle and replace.

While in there, lube the shit out of everything.
Yup. Pretty simple job.
 

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Not the best pic in the world, but should serve for the idea.

Oddly enough, Autozone sucks, but thier mini repair manuals on thier site are good for stuff like this.
 
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