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Freelander 1 Rear door issue 2002 freelander

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by neilc75, Jul 14, 2018.

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  1. neilc75

    neilc75 Active Member

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    Hi guys , freelander repairs all going well so far , however I Have a new issue, although the boot door always locks it sometimes bounces back when im trying to close it , any ideas , its almost as if the lock latch isnt closing properly
     
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    Try greasing the latch see if it helps
     
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    Ive just tried this , it didnt help but thanks anyway ,the handle seems loose all of a sudden , ive only had it 2 weeks so cant recall , is it supposed to spring back?
     
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    Spring back?
     
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    No , handle not springing back , appears springs might have gone , after I get the door card off and purchase springs is this an easy job?
     
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    This will give you an idea
     
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    It sounds like you have 2 faults. The springs in the handle is one and the latch not engaging correctly is the other.
     
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    I think in the past I may have replaced one of the springs by removing the number plate light. If you can get one on it will be enough.
    Taking off the handle will probably be a pig of a job and might result in a new handle as everything will be rusted solid.
    Nodge might be right about the latch but replace the handle spring first and see what happens.
     
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    Ive realised that if you push the handle back to where it needs to be as if the spring had returned it it closes so im assuming its a spring , it would be a godsend if I could replace the spring through the numberplate light , ill have a look
     
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    No guarantees you'll get the number plate light back in properly but a small price to pay. :p
     
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    Alibro , thanks , ive done this , you were 50% correct , you cant get to the spring through the light , however you can access the whole switch by removing 2 tiny screws and sliding the handle out and from the outside , my 2 springs were missing , someone had replaced them with a rubber band ! , I dont know why someone would have gone to the trouble of removing the handle and not fixed it properly , only 1 company sell the springs on ebay for approx £7 plus post , however I went to halfords and they sell a box of 100 springs (various) for £4 and the can be adapted. The whole job including the trip to halfords took me 45 mins , thanks again
     

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    Nice one mate. :)
    I knew I'd done it somehow. :p I think the first time I used a pen spring. :eek:
     
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