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I have a 2002 Avalon Grande. The drivers door will not open

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I have a 2002 Avalon Grande. The drivers door will not open using the outside handle but will unlock OK and open OK using the inside lever.
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue?
Customer: Yes
JA: Are you fixing your Avalon yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I intend fixing it myself and so far I am investigating proceedures
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No not really
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer. I value your input to my questions so I can help you better.What this sounds like is the rod from the outside handle has come dissconected to the latch mechanism. You will have to remove the door panel to gain access to the mechanism to repair this. If your handy and feel comfortable doing this I can walk you through it. Let me know.

Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 11 months ago.

What could be the issue is bro***** *****dle, broken clip holding the rod or just come detached . You wont know until you remove the door panel and investigate. If you require any further help I'll be happy to do so.