Excuse my bad English ... I try to make myself understood, about my problem.
I have a 147 (4 door) Alfa, and my right front door exterior handle isn`t working - it doesn't open the door.
The interior handle works, lock and unlock works, only the exterior handle doesn't work.
Seems like the rod is out of the hole ... Can u help me with some tips or technical data (images of the rod position) to put back that rod ... Where is it, where can i find it ... it is difficult to put it back? ...
P.S. I`ve already taken off the door card some time ago to inspect the speakers, and it was easy for me.
See the Handle Image below. Its possible the rod Marked 'A' has came away from the handle, or come away from the door lock. In either case, you will need to remove the door card to look in at it.
If the rod is intact and can be seen moving the lever on the lock, then the lock mechanism is faulty (stuck in locked mode), this is why you can only open the door from the inside. Even though you can hear the lock/unlock working, it isn't, as the inside handle will always open the door even if it is locked with the key. You will need to replace the electric door lock mechanism.
If the rod has come away from the handle, You may need to remove the window glass to get to the handle. It will make it easier to connect the rod. The glass is removed by loosening three bolts on the frame. These bolts are accessible through holes in the door frame when the window is wound up. The door handle is removed by removing a bolt at the front hinge end of the handle ('C'), and a Torx screw which is facing back inside the door frame just behind the fixed (car key) part of the handle, (the red square area of the picture), 2a in second picture. If the rod has came away from the lock, you should not need to remove the handle, unless the plastic twist clip which holds the rod to the door lock has fallen off or broken.
One other possible problem could be that the curved plastic slot which goes from the door handle to through the door into the lever mechanism is broken, ('B' in the picture). If the back end of this has broken off, it will not operate the mechanism, but if this is the case the handle would pull straight out of the fixed part, so it is unlikely.
Here is a link to how to do the work, but it does not mention removing the door glass for access. http://www.alfaworkshop.co.uk/alfa_g...r_handle.shtml
The picture below is very similar to an alfa lock, but the rod would have a right hand bend on the end of about 5 mm.
alfa door lock.jpeg