Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Front door hinge. Front door restraint. Front door outside handle

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Body > Body component service > Removal and installation > Front door hinge. Front door restraint. Front door outside handle

Front door hinge

REMOVAL

(1) Remove door restraint (check) retaining pin.

(2) Remove door hinge bolts and shims (Fig. 26).

(3) Retain door hinge shims for correct installation.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position hinge plates and shims on door face.

Fig. 26 Front Door Hinge
Fig. 26 Front Door Hinge

1 - UPPER HINGE
2 - SHIM
3 - LOWER HINGE
4 - FRONT DOOR

(2) Align door hinges and shims with bolt holes and install hinge bolts. Tighten bolts to 3 N·m (2 ft.

lbs.) torque.

(3) Adjust/align latch striker and latch as necessary.

(4) Install door restraint (check) retaining pin.

Front door restraint

REMOVAL

(1) Remove door trim panel.

(2) Remove door radio speaker from door inner panel.

(3) Remove door restraint (check) retaining pin from bracket with a punch.

(4) Remove nuts and remove restraint via speaker opening. (Fig. 27).

INSTALLATION

(1) Position door restraint in door by way of opening and install nuts.

NOTE: Ensure the spring on the door restraint is facing outward.

(2) Position door restraint in bracket with holes aligned and insert retaining pin.

(3) Install radio speaker and door trim panel.

Front door outside handle

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the door trim panel and waterdam.

Fig. 27 Door Restraint (Check)
Fig. 27 Door Restraint (Check)

1 - A-PILLAR
2 - RETAINING PIN
3 - NUT
4 - DOOR RESTRAINT
5 - RESTRAINT BRACKET
6 - DOOR INNER PANEL
7 - SPEAKER OPENING

(2) Remove the access hole cover and remove the rearward nut attaching the door handle to the door.

(Fig. 28).

(3) Disconnect the handle-to-latch rod from the handle latch release lever arm.

(4) Remove the forward nut attaching the handle to the door.

(5) Separate the handle from the door.

Fig. 28 Front Door Outside Handle
Fig. 28 Front Door Outside Handle

1 - OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE
2 - OUTSIDE HANDLE TO LATCH ROD
3 - DOOR LATCH
4 - OUTSIDE HANDLE TO LATCH ROD

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the handle in the door.

(2) Install the forward nut attaching the handle to the door.

(3) Connect the latch to handle rod, to the handle latch release lever arm.

(4) Install the rearward nut attaching the door handle to the door.

(5) Install the access hole cover.

(6) Install the door waterdam and trim panel.

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