Originally Posted by Deanj
Wrapped the stud with foil tape and it's better. (It's like replacing the shift detent plate. Instead of your shifter rotating 360 degrees, it just moves one space back and forth.) A rubber mallet helps to seat the handle on the stud. Time will tell. I think it's the door internals moving a bit.
mine do the same thing, I have all the springs (new ones) and it still has play. I'll try your tip. But I think it's simply a factor of an old car.