Originally Posted by spc2125
But so your saying that this is a temporary fix because it cant handle a tremendous load?
No. I actually broke my driver's one in a similar fashion a couple years ago. Fixed it the same way and it still works.
All of the load of lifting the handle to release the latch mechanism passes through a plastic arm about 1/4" square. Mine now passes through a piece of steel (a washer). It should be stronger the original.
The reference to non-load bearing is just at that one step where the broken arm is still unsupported.