98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Rear Door Latch

55

Asked by May 30, 2011 at 02:38 AM about the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The latch is not gummed up with crud I cleaned and oiled it and it moves freely
when I play with it with the door open.  But when the door is down and closed
and I pull up on the handle it does not click or engage the latch in any way to
open.  I took off the paneling and looked in behind at what attaches the handle
to the latch and it looks like there is a small threaded bar roughly 1/8th thick the
part that is threaded is not attached to anything nor does it have a nut screwed
on.  I'm guessing that is where the problem is.  Please any help on what I need to
do would be greatly appreciated.

3 Answers

435

that threaded bar connects to a plastic clip on the latch mechanism. it should be a white or grey clip that snaps onto an arm. the rod should have no play when it reconnected. just tight enough that theres no slop to it. i hope this helps. if that white clip is missing, go down to dodge and pick one up. its about $4 or $5.

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
55

Thanks that is exactly what is missing I really appreciate your guidance. I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!

435

its not a problem. it happens a lot with grand cherokees

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 68,670 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $864.

ZIP:

Search Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

#1 inuevafreak
inuevafreak
Reputation 1,950
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,760
#3 thejeepdoctor
thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
345 Great Deals out of 55,334 listings starting at $2,295
Used Jeep Wrangler
392 Great Deals out of 19,082 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Explorer
936 Great Deals out of 73,994 listings starting at $750
Used Dodge Durango
299 Great Deals out of 24,117 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
316 Great Deals out of 20,547 listings starting at $2,295
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
775 Great Deals out of 28,451 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,700 Great Deals out of 212,349 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,284 Great Deals out of 155,168 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,490 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
814 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
5,994 listings starting at $26,474
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 1,306 listings starting at $22,000
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 614 listings starting at $19,998
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 1,090 listings starting at $16,000
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 545 listings starting at $12,495