99 dakota door problem - DodgeForum.com

Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Dakota > 2nd Gen Dakota
Log In 

2nd Gen Dakota 1997 - 2004 Dakota's

99 dakota door problem

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-31-2014, 09:34 AM
pvtilly pvtilly is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6
Default 99 dakota door problem

Drivers side door will not open from the inside. From outside is ok. The rod that goes from the inside handle to the opening mechanism is no longer attached to the inside handle so when the inside handle is pulled, nothing happens. It appears that the plastic piece that the rod attaches to has broken. I'm trying to figure out what part I need. Any help appreciated.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 09:38 AM
sxrsil3nt's Avatar
sxrsil3nt sxrsil3nt is offline
Record Breaker
Join Date: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4x4 3.9L
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,075

Your best bet is to go to a junkyard and pull it yourself. Just grab the entire inner assembly and decide it you wanna take it apart just for the part you need or just replace the whole thing.

I know what part you're speaking of, you may even get by with some contact cement but I wouldn't recommend it as the first option.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 11:52 AM
Dodgevity's Avatar
Dodgevity Dodgevity is offline
Join Date: Oct 2013
Vehicle: 2003 Dakota
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 588

It may be that the locking tab that secures the rod has broken and the rod slipped out. In that case, a zip tie will work fine. The problem now is, getting the door open. Don't know if you can access the rod by hooking it through the window slot or you'll have to drill a hole through the door panel. Others may have a better idea
2003 Dakota SLT
Quad Cab 4.7L - Auto -2WD - 261K

Last edited by Dodgevity; 07-31-2014 at 11:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 05:38 PM
pvtilly pvtilly is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6
Default Door Problem

Well, I attempted to glue the broken part (the part that the clip attaches to) but did not hold. I think I have located a replacement door handle. Now I need to get the old one out. Looks like there are some plastic rivets holding it. Do I drill them out and if so how do I attach the replacement? I could be looking at this all wrong. any suggestions appreciated.
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[3rd Gen : 96-00]: 1998 grand caravan back door latch janicedauw Dodge Caravan 1 08-08-2015 03:12 AM
1992 Dakota 4x4 door emblems lsigrandson 1st Gen Dakota 4 07-31-2015 08:53 AM
NEED help with my dodge have 2 problems I can't figure out 0_7_hemi 3rd Gen Ram Tech 7 07-09-2015 02:38 PM
How to remove door lock cylinder? tbugden 1st Gen Dakota 6 07-05-2015 11:39 PM
99 Ram door leaking Mopar 03 2nd Gen Ram Tech 10 07-04-2015 07:19 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:14 AM.