Replacing door latch assembly for 2001 cavalier 2-door coupe part number 940-104 latch assembly.
Have been trying to figure this out for months. Spent 6 more hours a couple of days ago, took everything apart that I could, used more force than I should have, accomplished nothing. Seems impossible to get the latch off of the 4 rods. (2 to exterior lock and handle, 2 to interior lock and handle) Even with latch removed from the door, it is impossible to reach, see, feel or rotate to an angle that would allow the rods to come off of the latch. I have examined this from every angle and nothing works. I am assuming and hoping that you don’t have to disconnect the rods from the other ends, because they are behind a riveted-on handle both inside and outside. That would escalate the magnitude of my misery greatly, as there is no way to pry off, grind off or chop off those rivets. And I don’t have a drill.
Any instructions or procedures for this particular make model and latch would be appreciated because I can tell you that ANYTHING you find on Google, Youtube or anywhere else online - I have already seen it and it doesn’t help. Thanks.