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Old 12-25-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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help door handle wont open door

i have a 00 tacoma ext cab and the drivers side door handle is not working. i pull and it wont open door. and if i pull it slowly the lock actually goes down. i saw new handles on ebay but is it as simple as replacing that or is it a rod or something else needed fixed? thanks you in advance
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:02 AM   #2
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Is it the interior or exterior handle that isn't working right?
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:30 AM   #3
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It's really hard to say whats wrong without removing the door panel. It could just be a linkage problem. I would take off the door panel and try and open the door and you should be able to see the problem.
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its exterior and i will try to open it up soon and see
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Hey bud did you ever figure out what the problem was with your door??? I have same issue too!!
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:28 PM   #6
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It sounds like you need a new handle. I replaced both my front exterior door handles last year. It's not exactly an easy job but I was able to do it.

When you lift up on the handle, there is a part of that handle that makes contact with a part of the door lock / opening mechanism. That part on the handle wears out from use and doesn't making contact any more and won't allow you to open your door.
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