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Old 20 Jun 2011, 08:59 pm
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Unhappy Door handle rusted out

Not sure if I'm posting in the right forum, but here goes:

I have a 2001 PT Cruiser, bought new. A while back, I noticed a spot of rust on my left passenger door handle. Yesterday when opening the door, the handle came out of the socket or bolt which it had been attached to for 11 years. I pushed it back in (it didn't come out completely) but I'm not going to open that door until it can be fixed.

Has anybody else dealt with this issue? If so, is it easily remedied or will it cause a bit of hair pulling?
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 09:01 am
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Default Re: Door handle rusted out

NEVER heard of an instance like yours.
Take off the inside door panel, insert a plate of sheet metal on inside wherhandle comes in with a big enough hole for the handle and use it as a giant washer.
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