proper glue for toyota corolla inside handle (pc/abs plastic)

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Old 08-11-07, 10:10 AM
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proper glue for toyota corolla inside handle (pc/abs plastic)

My toyota corolla (98 le) inside door handle is broken. I took it off-easy- and found that there is a plastic lever on the handle, with a hole in it, that the door opening rod slips into. This piece of plastic snapped in half, down the center of the hole. What is the best glue to glue the piece back together. Obviously it must be about the same strenght as the original plastic, or else it will just break again. I know a replacement part is only about $20 but if I can fix it for $5 (and fix it faster) then I would... The part says pc/abs so I assume that is the type of plastic.
 
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Old 08-11-07, 10:50 AM
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Glue????.forget it.............Junkyard, maybe...........but for $20?????...........Sounds like you're squeezing the nickle so hard, the buffalo on the back is starting to cry........
 
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Old 08-11-07, 11:49 AM
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Wrench is right. If you try to glue it you'll fix that thing a dozen times, then you'll buy a new one.
 
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Old 10-07-08, 12:27 PM
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My toyota corolla (98 le) inside door handle is broken. I took it off-easy- and found that there is a plastic lever on the handle, with a hole in it, that the door opening rod slips into. This piece of plastic snapped in half, down the center of the hole. What is the best glue to glue the piece back together. Obviously it must be about the same strenght as the original plastic, or else it will just break again. I know a replacement part is only about $20 but if I can fix it for $5 (and fix it faster) then I would... The part says pc/abs so I assume that is the type of plastic.
Hello All, I may have exactly the same problem (98LE) except I have not removed the handle yet. It's good to know that it's easy. My question is: does the cup with the Phillips screw in the middle come out around the handle or are they one unit. And when the screw is removed, the cup doesn't move, Is it just stuck on the vinyl door trim behind the rim the cup? I don't want to tear anything up taking this thing out.
 
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Typically, there is a metal flange attached to the door which the cup will screw into. Once this screw is removed, you need to remove the whole door panel, and not "just" the handle. It should all come out as one piece.
 
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Just replace it I had a corolla same problem replaced handle assy but kept old one and glued it with super glue because my son has a corolla also with a broken handle. We put it in his car and it worked for a couple of weeks.
Not worth the hassle IMO for a cheap part like that.
It seems like a common part to fail and you might get a good one from a junk yard for a few bucks.
I bought mine from dealer for around 20 bucks.
You do not need to remove door panel to replace it just remove screw remove clip from rod and insert rod into new handle and clip it. A pair of needle nose plyers will make it easy to grip rod.
 
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Old 10-08-08, 09:37 AM
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Thanks Hot in OKC
I'm new to this forum, so please bear with me. the last time I removed and replaced a door panel was a 68 Corvette. That was also when I listened a lot to KOMA in Oklahoma.
This project looks a little more complicated.
 
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Thanks Michael, My question was about the "cup" that surrounds the handle. I assumed that removing the screw in the center would give me access, but the cup is staying secure to the panel. Is this just ten years of heat and other stuff keeping it stuck to the panel? If so, I'll pry it off.
 
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