Stiff door handle

doublem_1

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The passenger exterior door handle seems to of become a bit stiff. After the door is close the handle remains sticking up a bit and looks silly. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
 
For anyone else reading this....
my 5dr a3 is now 11 years old and all the handles are starting to stiffen up. The passenger handle no longer springs down & needs to be manually pushed back down for the door to be able to close.

i bought a replacement handle part & replaced it today. Basically the pivot pins in the handle rust inside their plastic / die cast brackets. The increased pin diameter causes friction which the springs cannot overcome. No amount of oil will fix it and nor can you get to the pins without dismantling the door & removing the window + frame.

I replaced my handle mech, but took the old one into the garage to see of it could be fixed. And it can. Drill out the rusted pin's head and tap it out. Replace with a stainless M4 bolt
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