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Outside handle on 1997 Toyota Avalon will not open door

The outside handle, drivers side door, on my 1997 Avalon suddenly stopped working. I can still open the door from the inside. I know some is caught inside the door, because my power window will only roll halfway down on that side.

Is this something I can fix myself?

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Since you can get the door open, half the battle is already won. Yes, open the door, pull the interior door panel and take a look around. Watch inside with a flashlight (towards the rear of the door) as you roll the window down to see if you can see what it's snagged on.

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