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I've been doing running repairs to that [email protected] door mechanism for months now!. I get it to work then it won't and I get locked out!

The handle part seems OK but I suspect the rods, wheels, springs, and general connection to the door latch is just worn out and beyond adjustable tolerances.

Is the mechanism just std Rover parts as well. I know the only thing working, the handle is off a rover classic and others.


Robert Costa
1984 Turbo Esprit
Very Black!
2004 Lotus Elise
Quite Green! gone :-(

1977 S1 Esprit, in bits

1998 Lotus Elise S1, Azure Blue
Sydney, Australia

“The parts falling from this car are examples of the finest British craftsmanship”

Recommended procedure before taking on a repair of Lucas equipment: Check the position of the stars,kill a chicken and walk three times clockwise around your car chanting:" Oh mighty Prince of Darkness protect your unworthy servant.."

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Hi Robert

I don't think Austin Allegros are very thick on the ground this part of the world, but saw an oldish Range Rover on my work this morning and remembered that the door handles are exactly the same.

Try finding a Land Rover scrapyard and see what turns up is my suggestion... No harm in trying and if you've had the locks apart a few times, you should be able to recognize if it's the same or not.

Let us know how you get on ;)

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