Drivers side side door doesn't open from the inside or outside.

Tiny
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  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 210,000 MILES
The drivers side door does not open from the inside or outside. I tried manually pulling/pushing the push rods after accessing the inside. Didn't have full access since the door is shut - and I couldn't remove the inside panel. Ant suggestions?
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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 AT 12:32 AM

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Tiny
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Roll down the window. Use a thin piece of stiff metal between the door panel and window to move the latch release. With the door open, remove the panel and replace the worn out bushings on the actuator rods.
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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 AT 1:04 AM
Tiny
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Use a thin piece of stiff metal between the door panel and lowered window to move the latch mechanism to open the door.

Once the door is open, remove the door panel and replace the worn bushings on the actuator rods.
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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 AT 1:07 AM
Tiny
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Thanks! I was able to open the door! Just need to find the parts. Thanks again.
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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 3:09 AM
Tiny
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You can get most bushings and locking clips at stores like Autozone and Advanced. They're located on racks or pegs with or near the Help! Parts.
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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 3:21 AM

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