The inside and outside door handles a prone to breaking. Commonly broken handles cannot be repaired, they will require replacement.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Inside and/or Outside Door Handles May Break
Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Problem
Average Mileage: 136,793 mi (45,750 mi - 280,000 mi)
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup, 100,000 mi
door handle will not work from the inside passenger door.
Inside door handle broke. The handle itself due to metal fatigue. 1st time on drivers side I paid mech to fix, by replacing whole handle assembly. 2nd time I fixed with golf tee and paintbrush handle, cost difference was 150$ I also fixed passenger side interior handle the same way. My 10 year old son gets a kick out of this.
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup, 75,000 mi
Passenger side, if pull the handle to hard the plastic brakes.
Visitor, 1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup, 96,000 mi
Driver side interior handle breaks inside door. Metal there is too thin and replacements just break again.
Visitor, 1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup
First the inside drivers door handle just broke off in my hand @ 150000 miles. Then later both drivers and passenger side door handles have broken @ 400000 miles. Fixing was not easy but was accomplished.Purchased replacement at Autozone.
inside drivers door handle broke. bought new one at parts store installed myself pretty easy.the pins in the same door are the main problem causing the door to hang putting extra pressure when opening the door
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup, 207,000 mi
inside door handle, 2nd time
Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup, 275,000 mi
Both inside handles broke within just a week or two of each other.
Visitor, 1993 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup, 164,000 mi
Interior passenger door handle broke (behind the door panel).
Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup, 149,856 mi
About to replace my driver's side door handle for the second time.