Cannot open door on 1997 es300 from outside on 1997 Lexus ES300

When I use the remote to open the car doors, the inside lock buttons snap open normally but I am unable to open the drivers side door from the outside although the lock button snaps open. It feels like the door handle has no tention unlike the other ones. I can open the door from the inside with no problem. What wouold be the common problem. Thanks for your answer

by in Hollywood, FL on July 08, 2010
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2 answers
ANSWER by , July 08, 2010
The door panel has to be removed and possibly the window glass and regulator to get to the broken part and repair, You might want to get a couple of estimates from your local body shops as they will trouble shoot, order the parts and repair it professionally
ANSWER by , July 08, 2010
Your door handle is defective or the linkage has become disconnected.