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My 03 Sequoia taigate won't open. Only to open normally. Not

Customer Question

Thanks. My 03 Sequoia taigate won't open
JA: Are you fixing your Sequoia yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Only to open normally
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not yet
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for posting

There is a known problem with the handles, a plastic piece that connects to release the latch breaks off on the inside, does the handle feel like it's not attached to anything/

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It has been replaced with a metal one. Now what, for $20
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ain't callin.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You most likely have a bad latch if the linkage is intact.

If you move the linkage by hand right at the latch will it open?

Were there any problems leading up to it not opening at all?