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door handle help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 00taco, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    00taco

    00taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have a 00 tacoma prerunner and noticed that the drivers side door handle is getting harder and harder to open. I am having to lift it up as far as it will go and sometimes it rejects me and i think my door is locked but it isnt

    is there any way to fix this? my passenger door handle works perfectly...
     
  2. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    j_cyrus

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    It's probably cracked, and getting ready to break. Next time you get the chance pull it up and look under it and see if you can find a crack in it. If so get ready to buy another door handle. I broke 2 in my old truck. They always broke in 5 degree weather though.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    00taco

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    did you replace them yourself? if so how difficult is it?
     
  4. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    j_cyrus

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    Not hard, pull the door panel off, and there is I think 3 bolts holding it in. Take the rods off, put the new one in, put rods back on, door panel, and your done.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    00taco

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    ok but do you have the black plastic handle? cuz mine is the chrome metal one...
     
  6. Feb 9, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    trailinTaco

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    id get one from ebay they have black ones for like $17 each
     
  7. Feb 9, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    00taco

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    i dont want two different door handle tho... the only chrome one i found was $40
     
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