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I just had to repair the driver's side door on my 87 Celica. The door release did not have much resistance when you pulled it. I removed the door panel and found that one of the door release rods had slipped out of the door release mechanism. The plastic retaining clip had cracked after 20 years of use. I bought a replacement at my dealer for less than six bucks, installed it, reinstalled the rod and everything is now working fine. It is a tight fit inside the door so give yourself enough time and a good flashlight to get the job done. Hint: I used tape back-wound around my finger to get the retaining clip into place.

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