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1997 Toyota 4Runner; Drivers side door will not open from the outside and the inside; Handle moves to freely

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  • 8976real May 10, 2009

    How do I remove the inner door panel? Also i can't open the door.

  • dlang0982
    dlang0982 Jul 26, 2012

    Did anyone answer this I have the same problem can't open door either. Do I have to remove the seat or something ?

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There are 2 metal rods that hook into the handle. They are retained by a plastic clip that is prone to wear out. You must remove the inner door panel and replace these clips reataching the rods. Parts available through Toyota.

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