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Door Lock Actuator handle jammed - Front Right Toyota Seanna

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Door Lock Actuator handle jammed - Front Right Toyota Seanna 2004
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Can you clarify what you mean by the door lock actuator handle jammed this is the actual exterior handle that is stuck or broken? Or is the latch/actuator assembly stuck not allowing the door to open?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the latch/actuator assembly stuck not allowing the door to open
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
from inside of the vehicle
Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Can you get the door open by using the outside latch or door handle? Does the lock work normally? Does the lock and unlock knob does appear to move smoothly?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I can open from outside, The lock knob work smoothly .
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Even remotely it works, but not the handle from inside
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It seems I have to buy a new one ?
Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

When you work the inside door handle do you feel any resistance at all or does it appear to be unusually loose compared to the left side in other words does the handle appear to be cracked or does it just move very freely and does not appear to have any resistance like the left side.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It don't move , It cracked the holder I manged to glue it back, I found out that the part to which cable is connected is not at all moving unless I press the lock assembly rod connector.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
High resistance , so I spayed WD 40
Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

It is unlikely that the cable was frozen what you're probably going to find is the pivot arm on the actuator itself is frozen. You need to remove the door panel and probably remove the actuator from inside the door in most cases spraying with WD-40 and freeing up the arm on the actuator will take care of this without having the cost of the actuator assembly itself. You obviously need to replace the unit door handle also.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I did the same but it did not made any difference.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I did it four days ago, no improvement at all. Is there any way I can open the actuator and maintenance it.
Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Did you remove the actuator from the door itself?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I removed and placed it back, since I was n't sure of the outcome.
Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

The plastic covers that surround the actuator are removable. You should have complete access to this pivot that the cable attaches to to free up. As I recall there are a couple small screws that it just snaps off.

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Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

The actuator itself is very expensive I believe in the neighborhood of $300. I would take the actuator back out and continue to lube up that pivot once the covers are removed. If you have any questions if you can post a picture of the actuator I could probably zoom in on what you need to remove. I just don't have one handy to give you detailed information on.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I will try it and let you know the results.Since the vehicle is with my wife at work I can do it only by 3PM eastern. Thank you.
Toyota Mechanic: Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

You are welcome.

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