rear left door won't open from inside.

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Old 03 Oct 2004, 07:09 pm   #1 (permalink)
zaner
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Default rear left door won't open from inside.

Hi all,

I just want to find out if this problem is common.

I bought this 1997 Camry XLE AS IS. It runs great!! However I
noticed friday that I can't open the left side rear door from the
inside.

I took the door panel apart and carefully peeled back the plastic.
the rod from the door handle seems to move freely, but seems to for
lack of a better term "slip" over something in the latch. the child
safety lock is disengaged so that is not the problem.

Tried having a look at the latch from iside the door, but was
unsuccesful "not a whole lot of room there".

does anyone have any idea or has seen this before?

Thks!!
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Old 05 Oct 2004, 03:11 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: rear left door won't open from inside.

Not the child safety lock by any chance???


"zaner" <zaner32@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> I just want to find out if this problem is common.
>
> I bought this 1997 Camry XLE AS IS. It runs great!! However I
> noticed friday that I can't open the left side rear door from the
> inside.
>
> I took the door panel apart and carefully peeled back the plastic.
> the rod from the door handle seems to move freely, but seems to for
> lack of a better term "slip" over something in the latch. the child
> safety lock is disengaged so that is not the problem.
>
> Tried having a look at the latch from iside the door, but was
> unsuccesful "not a whole lot of room there".
>
> does anyone have any idea or has seen this before?
>
> Thks!!



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Old 05 Oct 2004, 07:54 am   #3 (permalink)
Alex Marcuzzi
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Default Re: rear left door won't open from inside.

If the right rear door works you have a perfect sample to look at. Just take
the panel off the right door and then you can compare what is different
between the two. Usually there is a plastic clip which holds the rod in
place at the latch. Maybe it is broken or it has come loose.
Alex
"zaner" <zaner32@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:qs41m0hq8cjrpt4n5thdvjcpt5697hkkaj@4ax.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I just want to find out if this problem is common.
>
> I bought this 1997 Camry XLE AS IS. It runs great!! However I
> noticed friday that I can't open the left side rear door from the
> inside.
>
> I took the door panel apart and carefully peeled back the plastic.
> the rod from the door handle seems to move freely, but seems to for
> lack of a better term "slip" over something in the latch. the child
> safety lock is disengaged so that is not the problem.
>
> Tried having a look at the latch from iside the door, but was
> unsuccesful "not a whole lot of room there".
>
> does anyone have any idea or has seen this before?
>
> Thks!!



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Old 05 Oct 2004, 09:57 am   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: rear left door won't open from inside.

"the child safety lock is disengaged so that is not the problem."

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Old 05 Oct 2004, 05:46 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 08:54:34 -0400, "Alex Marcuzzi" <amarc@aei.ca>
wrote:

>If the right rear door works you have a perfect sample to look at. Just take
>the panel off the right door and then you can compare what is different
>between the two. Usually there is a plastic clip which holds the rod in
>place at the latch. Maybe it is broken or it has come loose.
>Alex
>"zaner" <zaner32@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:qs41m0hq8cjrpt4n5thdvjcpt5697hkkaj@4ax.com.. .
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I just want to find out if this problem is common.
>>
>> I bought this 1997 Camry XLE AS IS. It runs great!! However I
>> noticed friday that I can't open the left side rear door from the
>> inside.
>>
>> I took the door panel apart and carefully peeled back the plastic.
>> the rod from the door handle seems to move freely, but seems to for
>> lack of a better term "slip" over something in the latch. the child
>> safety lock is disengaged so that is not the problem.
>>
>> Tried having a look at the latch from iside the door, but was
>> unsuccesful "not a whole lot of room there".
>>
>> does anyone have any idea or has seen this before?
>>
>> Thks!!

>

I was afraid that is what i'll have to do. I guess some weekend,
their is going to be a trip to the liquor store (LOL) and then crack
one open take a drink, and start taking these 2 doors apart.

thks!! And no it's not the child safety lock. LOL


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Old 05 Oct 2004, 08:15 pm   #6 (permalink)
Father Guido
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On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 22:46:36 GMT, zaner <zaner32@hotmail.com> wrote:

ƒ
ƒ
ƒOn Tue, 5 Oct 2004 08:54:34 -0400, "Alex Marcuzzi" <amarc@aei.ca>
ƒwrote:
ƒ
ƒ>If the right rear door works you have a perfect sample to look at.
Just take
ƒ>the panel off the right door and then you can compare what is
different
ƒ>between the two. Usually there is a plastic clip which holds the rod
in
ƒ>place at the latch. Maybe it is broken or it has come loose.
ƒ>Alex
ƒ>"zaner" <zaner32@hotmail.com> wrote in message
ƒ>news:qs41m0hq8cjrpt4n5thdvjcpt5697hkkaj@4ax.com ...
ƒ>> Hi all,
ƒ>>
ƒ>> I just want to find out if this problem is common.
ƒ>>
ƒ>> I bought this 1997 Camry XLE AS IS. It runs great!! However I
ƒ>> noticed friday that I can't open the left side rear door from the
ƒ>> inside.
ƒ>>
ƒ>> I took the door panel apart and carefully peeled back the plastic.
ƒ>> the rod from the door handle seems to move freely, but seems to
for
ƒ>> lack of a better term "slip" over something in the latch. the
child
ƒ>> safety lock is disengaged so that is not the problem.
ƒ>>
ƒ>> Tried having a look at the latch from iside the door, but was
ƒ>> unsuccesful "not a whole lot of room there".
ƒ>>
ƒ>> does anyone have any idea or has seen this before?
ƒ>>
ƒ>> Thks!!
ƒ>
ƒI was afraid that is what i'll have to do. I guess some weekend,
ƒtheir is going to be a trip to the liquor store (LOL) and then crack
ƒone open take a drink, and start taking these 2 doors apart.
ƒ
ƒthks!! And no it's not the child safety lock. LOL
ƒ


You said it doesn't work from the inside. Does it work from the
outside? If so, get on the inside and have someone open and close, and
open and close the door from the outside and see what happens compared
to when you open the door from the inside. Just a thought.
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Old 12 Oct 2004, 06:31 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On Wed, 06 Oct 2004 01:15:59 GMT, Father Guido <FG@SNL.COM> wrote:

>On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 22:46:36 GMT, zaner <zaner32@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 08:54:34 -0400, "Alex Marcuzzi" <amarc@aei.ca>
>wrote:
>
>>If the right rear door works you have a perfect sample to look at.
>Just take
>>the panel off the right door and then you can compare what is
>different
>>between the two. Usually there is a plastic clip which holds the rod
>in
>>place at the latch. Maybe it is broken or it has come loose.
>>Alex
>>"zaner" <zaner32@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:qs41m0hq8cjrpt4n5thdvjcpt5697hkkaj@4ax.com ...
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I just want to find out if this problem is common.
>>>
>>> I bought this 1997 Camry XLE AS IS. It runs great!! However I
>>> noticed friday that I can't open the left side rear door from the
>>> inside.
>>>
>>> I took the door panel apart and carefully peeled back the plastic.
>>> the rod from the door handle seems to move freely, but seems to
>for
>>> lack of a better term "slip" over something in the latch. the
>child
>>> safety lock is disengaged so that is not the problem.
>>>
>>> Tried having a look at the latch from iside the door, but was
>>> unsuccesful "not a whole lot of room there".
>>>
>>> does anyone have any idea or has seen this before?
>>>
>>> Thks!!
>>
>I was afraid that is what i'll have to do. I guess some weekend,
>their is going to be a trip to the liquor store (LOL) and then crack
>one open take a drink, and start taking these 2 doors apart.
>
>thks!! And no it's not the child safety lock. LOL
>
>
>
>You said it doesn't work from the inside. Does it work from the
>outside? If so, get on the inside and have someone open and close, and
>open and close the door from the outside and see what happens compared
>to when you open the door from the inside. Just a thought.



Been there done that. Can't see!! Pretty cramped in there.
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