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Old 12-16-2016, 02:19 PM
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my new carrier will be here tomorrow.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:31 PM
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You're probably going to need to just replace the entire carrier assembly. It comes in one piece.


Was hoping that wasn't the case! Just replaced less than 2months ago


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Old 12-20-2016, 09:24 AM
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my new carrier will be here tomorrow.
oem or aftermarket?
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:27 PM
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Was hoping that wasn't the case! Just replaced less than 2months ago


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did you use an aftermarket brand? if so thats why I tell ppl to use an OE part. it takes a lot of abuse/usage so dont cheap out.
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:28 PM
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oem or aftermarket?
I went OE. The original lasted 16 years 110k miles, replacing with the same hopefully gets me another 100k.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:40 PM
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I predict snow and ice will be claiming more E53 door handles soon!
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:38 PM
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I predict snow and ice will be claiming more E53 door handles soon!
That and the dreaded Oil Separators on the 3.0 and 4.4 motors. January and February have the most postings it seems.
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:51 AM
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That and the dreaded Oil Separators mon the 3.0 and 4.4 motors. January and February have the most postings it seems.
Agreed. Haven't done a CCV in a while, hopefully won't have to do any this year.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:54 PM
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We just had the hard freeze up and down the East Coast so it is time for more postings......
To make sure you have to replace everything:
Step One: Pull extra hard if the door appears frozen and the handle will not lift.
Step Two: Twist the handle after it starts to feel "loose"
Step Three: Make sure your kids jerk open the rear doors to see if they will open, if the fronts do not.
Step Four: If your auto unlock feature was having issues unlocking the door, wait until it stops working then let it freeze up. Makes the job so much more interesting.
Step Five: If using aftermarket door carrier replacement part, just twist the handle on and the twist the carrier to align the screw holes. Using power tools on the screws will make this task really interesting.

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Do nothing Spring is coming soon......

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Old 02-25-2017, 02:49 PM
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Solid tips Stephen!
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