On the drivers side latch for my '48 GMC with exterior pull down door handle. One thing leads to another. I purchased new door panels for 'Speedy', pulled the interior door handle and window crank and removed the old panel. I saw that the relay was adjusted improperly which explained why I could never lock the door. Easy enough to adjust and the lock now works correctly and smoothly.
However, now--for the first time--the outside door handle doesn't work! It moves just a little bit but feels as if the lock is engaged and doesn't move far enough to trip the latch. With the window rolled down I looked at the latch from the top and could see that the outside handle is attached to the latch and does turn a little bit before it stops. I tried it both locked and unlocked by the relay but it feels exactly the same either way.
I did a search but didn't find any specific information for this problem. A couple of you guys talked about taking a latch apart and rebuilding it but I'm mystified about how to do that. I
don't have a clue about how you did that! Looks like I'd be prying on things and hurting myself when the tool inevitably slips. I seem to remember seeing a good explanation of how the latches work, with pictures, but I'm unable to find it. There is a good tech tip article here on Stovebolt regarding the latches but I'm not getting the info I'm looking for.
Any ideas about a solution for this problem? Where can I look for more information?