Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Rear door hinge. Rear door outside handle. Rear door latch

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

Rear door hinge

REMOVAL

(1) Remove door restrain (check) pin.

(2) Remove door hinge bolts and shims.

(3) Retain bolts and shims for correct installation.

Fig. 48 Door Restraint (Check)
Fig. 48 Door Restraint (Check)

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

INSTALLATION

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

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

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

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

Rear door outside handle

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the door trim panel.

(2) Roll the window to the full up position.

(3) Peel back the waterdam to access the fasteners for the outside handle.

(4) Remove the latch.

(5) Remove the access hole cover.

(6) Remove the nuts attaching the door handle to the door (Fig. 49).

(7) Disconnect the handle-to-latch rod from the handle latch release lever arm (Fig. 50).

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the handle at the door panel.

(2) Connect the latch-to-handle rod to the handle latch release lever arm.

(3) Install nuts attaching the door handle to the door.

(4) Install the latch.

(5) Install the waterdam.

(6) Install the trim panel

Fig. 49 Rear Door Outside Handle
Fig. 49 Rear Door Outside Handle

1 - INSIDE HANDLE TO LATCH ROD
2 - LOCK TO LATCH ROD
3 - OUTSIDE HANDLE
4 - OUTSIDE HANDLE TO LATCH ROD

Fig. 50 Latch Rod
Fig. 50 Latch Rod

1 - OUTSIDE HANDLE
2 - OUTSIDE HANDLE TO LATCH ROD
3 - CLIP

Rear door latch

REMOVAL

(1) Remove access plug.

(2) Remove door trim panel.

(3) Remove waterdam.

(4) Remove screws attaching door latch to door (Fig. 51).

(5) Disconnect all rods from door latch.

(6) Remove door latch from door.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position door latch in door.

(2) Connect all rods to door latch.

Fig. 51 Rear Door Latch
Fig. 51 Rear Door Latch

1 - ACCESS HOLE
2 - INSIDE RELEASE TO LATCH ROD
3 - INSIDE LOCK TO LATCH ROD
4 - HANDLE
5 - LATCH ROD
6 - LATCH ADJUSTMENT SCREW
7 - REAR DOOR

(3) Install screws attaching door latch to door.

Tighten screws to 11 N·m (8 ft. lbs.) torque.

(4) Install waterdam.

(5) Install door trim panel.

(6) Install access plug.

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