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Need some help with driverside door

Looking for some suggestions on an issue that I'm having with my drivers side door. I can not open the door from inside of the truck, so I have to open it from the outside using the handle. I have taken the door panel off several times to investigate the issue and I noticed that the previous owner installed Dicktator's door handle kit already, so I'm assuming that is not the issue. The one thing that I did observe was the end of the handle (see picture) doesn't always catch the black, rectangular slide that unlatches the door. I have put tape on the end of it to add bulk but honestly, I'm not sure if this is the problem. I spoke to an owner up in Daytona and he mentioned something about a corroded module that may have to be rebuilt. I'm not familiar with this part and I don't want to remove anything yet until I'm sure.
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Sounds like the rod may be broken/disconnected. Could simply be the plastic rod clip at the latch broke or popped off. Or maybe bent.
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Also look for a torque head bolt on the mechanism on the back of handle. They will work loose. You can tighten it up through the inspection hole,but go ahead and take handle.off and remove the bolt. Clean the threads out on both. Loctite that sucker in. Problem solved as it wont vibrate loose again.
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Looking for some suggestions on an issue that I'm having with my drivers side door. I can not open the door from inside of the truck, so I have to open it from the outside using the handle. I have taken the door panel off several times to investigate the issue and I noticed that the previous owner installed Dicktator's door handle kit already, so I'm assuming that is not the issue. The one thing that I did observe was the end of the handle (see picture) doesn't always catch the black, rectangular slide that unlatches the door. I have put tape on the end of it to add bulk but honestly, I'm not sure if this is the problem. I spoke to an owner up in Daytona and he mentioned something about a corroded module that may have to be rebuilt. I'm not familiar with this part and I don't want to remove anything yet until I'm sure.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks for your help as always.
My passenger door had similar problem ... the latch rod was slightly pulled out of shape which resulted in it being lengthened slightly. The door handle pommel did not have enough rotational travel to make the rod pull the latch open. I pressed the rod back toward the rear of the door to shorten it (restored the angle at the 90 deg bend). Had to do it twice because the first time I shortened it too much and then the door wouldn't latch shut. Took some bend back out until it was the proper length.

Also, the black plastic slider, that the metal pommel engages to pull the rod, can slip out of position in the inner door face. I have had to re-insert mine a couple of times. When it slips out you get the same indications you are experiencing ... pull the inside door handle and nothing happens, but the outside handle works perfectly.

Here is a thread to read.

Good luck.
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