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

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

Rear door latch striker

REMOVAL

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

(2) Remove screws attaching striker to C-pillar (Fig. 52).

(3) Separate striker from C-pillar.

INSTALLATION

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

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

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

Rear door inside handle actuator

REMOVAL

The rear door inside handle actuator is heat staked to the rear 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.

Fig. 52 Rear Door Latch Striker
Fig. 52 Rear Door Latch Striker

1 - SPACER
2 - TAPPING PLATE
3 - STRIKER

(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.

Rear 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. 53).

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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