What to Do with a Broken GMC Yukon Door Handle
You open your car's door, but the handle won't budge. You try pulling at it with both your hands, forcing it open with all your strength but to no avail. Then, as you're pulling the door open with all your might, the door handle suddenly disengages-leaving you on the floor with the handle in your hand. In a cartoon show, this scenario would most likely cause infectious laughter among kids. However, in real life, it would only incur frustration and impatience. Simply put, dealing with a broken door handle is no laughing matter. So here are some of the usual causes of a GMC Yukon door handle failure and what to do to fix such problems:
Frozen or stiff door handle
When you find it hard to open your car door or the electronic lock seems stuck, lubricating the door handle might solve the problem. This solution might also work when you're dealing with a stiff door handle that stays up after you open the door. It is commonly advised to use WD-40 in lubricating a car's door handle, but it is actually just a short-term lube. It tends to dissolve factory grease and eventually drains off. As a result, the door handle problem only worsens. Using lithium grease instead of WD-40 would then be more appropriate.
You can also spray lithium grease on door handles, which freeze up during cold weather. Silicone spray might help as well. In addition to that, don't forget to clean the door handle and make sure that the bolts and screws are all secured in place.
Bends and cracks
During inspection, you may find the door handle of your GMC Yukon to be deformed, which causes problems in opening and closing the door. In this case, you would have to remove the handle from the door panel. Also, you may need to fully raise your window to make sure that it won't get damaged during the door handle repair. Assess if the bend on the handle can still be re-formed to its original shape.
If the door handle is cracked, you can fix it up with a glue gun. Allow the glue to heat up and apply it on the broken part. Make sure that the glue has dried and become strong enough to hold the piece before you put the whole unit back in place.