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Hi all

The external door handles on my 1996 S500L are very stiff when I (or anyone else) opens one of the doors by pulling the door handle.

Is there anything I could do to ease the stiffness of the door handles? I don't see any lubrication points. Will this lead to any bigger problems?

Many thanks

Stan
 

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Stan, have you removed the interior door panel and taken a look? All the door hardware including the linkage rods will be visible. I had a problem with one door doing something similar and the plastic water barrier, which has glue on one side like flypaper, come in contact with one of the linkage rods. Look up posts on window regulator replacement.
 

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Thanks for your reply Chief. It could be the linkage road as you suggested. I will have a look at it. Thanks!
 

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Remove this plastic cap







Use torx # 4 and unscrew the bolt,push handle forward and pull out the rear end of the handle.






WD-40 :thumbsup:
 
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