well took apart. cable had snapped at the door handle lever. I see how it comes off at the lever, but I can't see what is going on at the other end. do I have to take the 3 phillips screws out that hold the latching assy.
FWIW, the cure for this very common problem is a new cable. Napa, Dorman have them available at your Local Parts store.
Dorman part number 924-300
If Your replacing inside door release handles, 99% of the time, its a stretched cable that is at fault.
When the cable stretches, You over compensate by pulling the handle harder, without even realizing Your doing it.
93 F One Fiddy- 5.0/AOD/3.55 315K OEM
93 F Two Fiddy Scab- 7.3/ZF5/3.55/Sidewinder II,94 Turbo pump,BB Inj's, Velvet Ride, Ride Rite Rear, Turbo Bumper, Alcoa's
85 F Two Fiddy-6.9/C6/3.54/ Holley Red, Racor, Soup Bowl,AutoJet 3",Ride Rite Rear
My cable was stretched so before spending money I did a freebie. Should last. I removed cable from inside handle, twisted it in direction of braids taking out slack, and put it back in handle. Works like new.
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