Broken Door Handle - 1995 Toyota Camry

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Old 02-02-07, 05:14 PM
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Broken Door Handle - 1995 Toyota Camry

Well, things are starting to go on this car, but I still love it.

The other day the interior door handle on the drivers side door snapped off! Its virtually impossible to operate this way.

I have no idea if this is something that can be fixed, either by myself or at the dealership? Are parts still available for a car this old?
 
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Old 02-02-07, 05:29 PM
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Oh yeah, parts will be available and it is repairable. Common failure item along with exterior door handles which will sometimes break off (wife's previous car - '95 Camry - we eventually replaced both inside front handles and the driver's side external handle). If you're handy, it's DIY-able, but involves taking the interior door panel off and fiddling with the linkage. It's a little tricky, but not rocket science.
 
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Old 02-02-07, 05:30 PM
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door handles seem to be a Toyota weakness

I would suggest OEM replacement from the dealer , they can order it if they don't stock it

its a pretty easy thing to install yourself or any mechanic can do it for you
 
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Old 02-02-07, 05:52 PM
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I agree, hit the dealer. Not a candidate for a junkyard replacement unless you like doing it over and over. I seem to recall that the price wasn't TOO outrageous. If you ever have one of the external handles break off, the new ones even come painted.
 
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Wow. Cool! I wasnt expecting this. Yea, its so funny you all mention the problems with the Camrys. Since you mention it, 3 of 4 of the interior handles have broken in the same spot, so it makes sense that there's an issue. Great, I dont want to mess w/it, so I'll go to the dealership. Also have a speedometer that stopped working a few months back !
 
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Old 02-03-07, 05:36 AM
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Buy the parts from the dealer, but for goodness sake find a good independent to do the work. Your wallet will thank you.

Speedo problem could be vehicle speed sensor; that's fairly DIY-able - one connector and one screw holding it in the transmission housing. Trying to remember if that will set a check engine code and can't. Might want to get it scanned for codes just in case; AutoZone will do it for free.
 
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