I have owned an 89 Cutlass Supreme for over 5 years now. When I got it
I was told that I would have to replace my door handles eventually
because they ALWAYS break. Same with the ones that are used in coupe
version of Buick Regals, Pontiac Grand Prixs and Chevy Luminas. From
years 1988-1996. You know, the ones that are in the pillar, mounted
vertically in the door.
So last week my drivers-side finally broke. I bought a NEW one and put
it on. No problems, very simple switch over. But now I cannot get it to
open the darn door! It won't "pop" open like the inside handle does.
Even if I watch the internal mechanisms to make sure it is working
properly I can't get it to open. I even adjusted the one small bolt
that allows you to change how far down the one arm gets pushed. I made
it so that it pushes ALL the down and it STILL won't work!?
Is there some type of special adjustment that has to be made with these
types of door handles?
The only other thing I can think of is that maybe distance of how far
the arm get pushed isn't the issue and instead it is more of what ANGLE
it's getting pushed down on. Maybe the angle isn't correct?