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Old 03-13-2011, 12:17 AM
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Z3 Intermittent External Door Handle

Sometimes the driver's side door handle on my Z3 doesn't move the linkage enough to open the door and I have to go in the passenger side to open it from the inside. I've seen threads such as this http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=59 describing how to remove the handle, but can anyone advise what's likely to be the problem behind the handle? Cheers, Duncan
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:06 AM
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Lube the door striker and that will probably fix it.
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Lube the door striker and that will probably fix it.
+1 White lithium grease on the door striker mechanism will do wonders
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