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I have a 1991 celica gt and the driver side door won’t open. the
inside and outside handle pulls the same whether its locked or
unlocked so i figure the rod that the handle pulls on to open the
mechinism for the door to open is broke. but i have no idea how to
get the door panel off with the door shut to get at the rod to replace
it..... please help.

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On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 03:25:55 +0000, rcx_6000 wrote:

> I have a 1991 celica gt and the driver side door won’t open. the inside
> and outside handle pulls the same whether its locked or unlocked so i
> figure the rod that the handle pulls on to open the mechinism for the door
> to open is broke. but i have no idea how to get the door panel off with
> the door shut to get at the rod to replace it..... please help.



First, out of curiosity, how come there is a flurry of postings from
Autoboardz? All at once...

Second, remove all the screws you can find. One behind the door handle,
possibly one in the area you grip to close the door, the armrest under
some covers, and look UP from underneath. If you have manual windows, use
a screwdriver or needlenose pliers to remove the clip holding the crank on
(press the door panel in to see behind the crank.)


When you have all the screws, pull GENTLY from the bottom of the door
panel. If there is TOO much resistacne, look for another screw. If not,
yank gently but firmly and the door panel will free itself, and then lift
up.
 
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"rcx_6000" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I have a 1991 celica gt and the driver side door won't open. the
> inside and outside handle pulls the same whether its locked or
> unlocked so i figure the rod that the handle pulls on to open the
> mechinism for the door to open is broke. but i have no idea how to
> get the door panel off with the door shut to get at the rod to replace
> it..... please help.
>


First, try unlocking the door from both the outside and the inside.

The actuator rods rarely break, but the plastic clips that connect them
often break if someone tries to break into the car with a slim jim.

To remove the inner door panel, look the underside of the armrest for
plastic plugs. Pop the plugs off with a small screwdriver to access the
screw underneath. Most door armrests have 2 screws holding them on. Look
behind the inner door release handle and see if there is a screw there. If
there is, remove it.

Starting at the bottom of the door, carefully the inner door panel away from
the door itself and work your way around the perimeter of the door. If
there is not enough room to work, unbolt the driver's seat.
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"Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 03:25:55 +0000, rcx_6000 wrote:
>
>> I have a 1991 celica gt and the driver side door won’t open. the inside
>> and outside handle pulls the same whether its locked or unlocked so i
>> figure the rod that the handle pulls on to open the mechinism for the
>> door
>> to open is broke. but i have no idea how to get the door panel off with
>> the door shut to get at the rod to replace it..... please help.

>
>
> First, out of curiosity, how come there is a flurry of postings from
> Autoboardz? All at once...
>


I was wondering that myself, including the flurry of postings regarding
Celicas.
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"=?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?=" writes:

> First, out of curiosity, how come there is a flurry of postings
> from Autoboardz? All at once...


It certainly does not smell straight. Either it's a wind-up or
someone like a back-yard car bodger trying to obtain cheap (but
good) servicing advice. Too stupidly complicated for a wind-up
(surely?). The assorted stories and names attached to the same
style of posting aren't needed. Honesty works far better. But
some folks Just Don't Get That.

Let's hope this spate of posts has an innocent explanation. If
the poster(s) provide it, that would seem a fair(er) exchange.
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On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 11:31:45 +0000, Andrew Stephenson wrote:

> In article <[email protected]>
> [email protected]
> "=?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?=" writes:
>
>> First, out of curiosity, how come there is a flurry of postings from
>> Autoboardz? All at once...

>
> It certainly does not smell straight. Either it's a wind-up or someone
> like a back-yard car bodger trying to obtain cheap (but good) servicing
> advice. Too stupidly complicated for a wind-up (surely?). The assorted
> stories and names attached to the same style of posting aren't needed.
> Honesty works far better. But some folks Just Don't Get That.
>
> Let's hope this spate of posts has an innocent explanation. If the
> poster(s) provide it, that would seem a fair(er) exchange.



Either that or the folks at Autoboardz figured out how to access the
newsgroups.

I think an Exploratory is called for...
 
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