Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Front door latch striker. Front door inside handle actuator. Front door inner belt weatherstrip

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Body > Body component service > Removal and installation > Front door latch striker. Front door inside handle actuator. Front door inner belt weatherstrip

Front door latch striker

REMOVAL

(1) Using a grease pencil or equivalent, mark position of striker.

(2) Remove screws attaching striker to B-pillar (Fig. 31).

(3) Separate striker from B-pillar.

Fig. 31 Front Door Latch Striker
Fig. 31 Front Door Latch Striker

1 - SPACER
2 - TAPPING PLATE
3 - STRIKER

INSTALLATION

(1) Position and align striker on B-pillar.

(2) Install screws attaching striker to B-pillar.

Tighten screws to 28 N·m (20 ft. lbs.) torque.

Front door inside handle actuator

REMOVAL

The front door inside handle actuator is heat staked to the front door trim panel during the manufacturing process.

(1) Remove the door trim panel.

(2) Using an X-ACTO knife or equivalent, cut the melted tabs securing the inside handle to the door trim panel.

(3) Separate the inside handle from the trim panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the inside handle in the trim panel.

(2) Heat stake the inside handle to the trim panel.

(3) Install the door trim panel.

Front door inner belt weatherstrip

REMOVAL

(1) Roll window down.

(2) Remove door trim panel.

(3) Pull up on the rear corner of the weatherstrip and lift from the door (Fig. 32).

Fig. 32 Front Door Inner/Outer Belt Weatherstrip
Fig. 32 Front Door Inner/Outer Belt Weatherstrip

1 - OUTER BELT WEATHERSTRIP
2 - INNER BELT WEATHERSTRIP
3 - DOOR INNER PANEL

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the weatherstrip on the door.

(2) Push weatherstrip down to seat onto door.

(3) Install door trim panel.

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