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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:35 pm 
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so broke another door handle today on my XG ute, went into super cheap as per normal, 13 bucks later im on my way. get the door trim off, get the old one out, the new one dont seem right, it seems to lift not push down so i get the drill, drill a new hole on the side that goes down, now it doesent push it down enough. im goana scream.
Does anyone else have the same problem coz its starting to drive me nutty!

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:56 pm 
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you should of went back and got an XG one the XD/XE/xf are the same but the xg and xh are different as all the internals are different so don't know

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:08 pm 
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yea but they only have xf ones and they have been fine every other time i use them, iv been through a fair few of them too the lil buggers.

Oh well ill try again i spose.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:40 pm 
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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:45 pm 
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yea but they only have xf ones and they have been fine every other time i use them, iv been through a fair few of them too the lil buggers.

Oh well ill try again i spose.


oh ok then ..... any way i thought that the door hinges sag or something thus making you lift the door or something

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:19 pm 
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when i had my xf i ended up gathering all the bits of the dooe handle and placing it all back together and drilling a hole through where the pop ribbit was put and bultting it back together and re fitting they always turned out just like new.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:26 pm 
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when i had my xf i ended up gathering all the bits of the dooe handle and placing it all back together and drilling a hole through where the pop ribbit was put and bultting it back together and re fitting they always turned out just like new.


They normally work better than a new one, cheap a*** aftermarket know this too, but where would sales be if they fixed them better.

When XGCOWBOY fits a new correct door handle replace the door hinges, check if the latch and striker needs replacing (likely), adjust the door properly and lubricate.
Door will be a little finger opener if adjusted correctly (XG/XH uses E series door latches), not quite as good as an AU onwards but what do you expect.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:21 pm 
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key word been "When" ;)

Nar thanx guys, yea ill do it properly this time, the old girl is coming off the road for a lil bit in about 2-3 weeks when my new garage is finished been built and will strip her down and make her a born again. Prob easyer to sell and buy somthing new but i love this lil money sucker iv got too much, and its more fun thisway, keeps me on the tows. What its all about hay?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:15 am 
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I had the same issue with my XF ute and now with the new XD. What i did was go out and got 2 EF/EL rear door handles. I used a drill and tin cutter and cut out the indentation where the original handle goes and then placed the EF handle where i wanted it. Marked some new holes, drilled them a few mill bigger then what was needed (allows for a bit of adjust) and then put it all together. Now i have Rear EF door handles all round and dont have the problem with the s**t door handles breaking and they look better too.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:31 am 
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I reckon the Ford XD,XE,XF,XG,XH Metal door Handles is the only product in the whole world, which defies the fact of "Metal being better then plastic"

I have 2 EB2's= not once (touch wood) have I ever broken one of those plastic handles....

Iv'e had an XD & an XE.........both had handles replaced NUMEROUS times.....

so.........the "classic not plastic" saying just f**k itself in the a**!! true?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:41 pm 
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Arnt they more Cast then a metal i not 100% tho but dont look like a metal
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Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:19 am 
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Arnt they more Cast then a metal i not 100% tho but dont look like a metal


So yes its a cast..........the material used in the "die" is METAL!!! s**t brittle metal. :roll:

 

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Had the same probs with my old xf. Get a new handle and where the rivet is on the pivot drill it out, then replace with a matching screw and lock nut. Then grease everything up. Never had to replace another handle for 3 years till I sold it, compared to every couple of months........problem fixed :D
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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:40 pm 
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Repco gave me the choice of the standard $12 one, or a steel one for $40...
Either way, its lifting, not pushing down, so im in the same annoying situation where I have to drill...
I love my cars though, leaks and all.
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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:13 pm 
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stomper wrote:
I had the same issue with my XF ute and now with the new XD. What i did was go out and got 2 EF/EL rear door handles. I used a drill and tin cutter and cut out the indentation where the original handle goes and then placed the EF handle where i wanted it. Marked some new holes, drilled them a few mill bigger then what was needed (allows for a bit of adjust) and then put it all together. Now i have Rear EF door handles all round and dont have the problem with the s**t door handles breaking and they look better too.


do you have pix of this ??

would be good to see

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