Frequently Asked Questions
Can a door handle be bought individually?
Though may come in sets or pair, the Toyota Avalon door handle can be bought individually. When buying one, it should be noted that one part can only be installed into a particular door. This means that a Toyota Avalon door handle replacement for the driver's side will not work with the passenger's side. Each door handle costs around $20.
Can anything online be a good Toyota Avalon door handle replacement?
Unfortunately, door handle is one of the car parts that are vehicle-specific. Unlike other parts, there is no such thing as a "universal door handle." With this, a Toyota Avalon door handle replacement should be especially made and designed for Toyota Avalon. Also, it should be of the same type of door handle as the stock the car came with.
In the process of Toyota Avalon door handle replacement, should the window be closed?
When replacing or removing the Toyota Avalon door handle, the window should be raised and closed. This is because the replacement process would require reaching into the internal parts of the door to pry the door handle out of the assembly and the window, if open, can hinder the access to these parts. Needed tools are screwdrivers, a trim tool, and gloves.
What are the differences among the types of door handles?
There are four common types of door handle--the lever, push button, lift back, and pull types. The first two types are more common on vintage automobiles built in the 40s and 50s. The lift back door handle, meanwhile, is the most common door handle found today. It is even found in the 1998 Toyota Avalon. The pull type door handle, lastly, is a symbol of luxury in most cars. This kind of door handle is found in the 2010 Toyota Avalon.
What is the easiest sort of Toyota Avalon door handle repair?
One of the most common door handle problems is getting jammed. This happens when the door does not open even though the handle has been pulled. This problem is commonly associated with lubrication issues. It can be easily remedied by applying oil on the affected spots. This kind of repair varies from the model. While some allow easy application, some require the removal of the actual door handle.