Answers to Usual Chevrolet Monte Carlo Door Handle Problems
You are picking up your date for a special dinner. You park your Monte Carlo in front of her house and watch as she slowly makes her way out. You step out, greet her, lead her to the passenger side, and grab the door handle; but no matter how many times or how rough you pull the handle, the door won't open. So for the next ten seconds, you find yourself scratching your head in embarrassment as you enter the car through the driver side to open the passenger door. This happens a lot, door handles often ruin the slick image we, guys, attempt to portray; and we say we had enough. We listed the answers behind the usual problems with your Chevrolet Monte Carlo door handle.
Door only opens from the inside
So let's go straight to the date-destroyer; the most usual problem with door handles is that it only opens from the inside. The primary cause for this is the clips inside the handle assembly. After being so opened ever so frequently, the clips are bound to get loose. In worse cases, the clips could be damaged or have a chip somewhere. A simple refitting will solve the problem for the first case, while a replacement is better for a damaged or chipped clip.
Most door handles sold in the market are made of plastic, making it easy for you to break them. Car owners often find themselves with this problem because of two things: they pull the handle suddenly or too roughly, and they let the handle snap back to position after opening the door. The case of a snapped handle is not entirely an issue of brand or material-though these things still play a part-but more on the issue of proper handling the handles (pardon the pun).
Another problematic part with door handles is their fit to the door. The obvious answer to this would be: get one compatible for your car! However, most car owners troubleshoot this problem by adjusting the pole piece in the middle of the door handle. The handle won't fit in the door if that pole is a bit too big so shaving it a bit is a commonly done activity.