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Unique way to remove Window crank handle?

Unread post by TheCommish » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:30 pm

I have removed 2 door handles, and 1 window handle using the proper tool, struggled for ½ hour, to remove this one with no success, any suggestions?
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Re: Unique way to remove Window crank handle?

Unread post by funvairs » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:07 pm

Did you try the tool opposite of the crank arm? The spring clip can be installed from either end. If you have the plastic cup washer installed behind the crank, I have found the spring clip on either side of it. I have found that dragging an old tee shirt in a U fashion behind the handle will frequently snag the spring clip and pull it off. If you use the tee shirt method be careful. the clip can get away from you
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Re: Unique way to remove Window crank handle?

Unread post by wbabst » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:51 pm

I have an old school tool for those spring clips that works most times. It was my dad's from his greaser/garage days. I use it first, works most times, but when that fails, I bring out the shop towel and run it back and forth and it will catch the clip and pull it off. Sometimes though they do tend to go flying so keep an eye out.

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Unread post by cad-kid » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:32 am

I like the shop rag trick. It works surprisingly good.
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Re: Unique way to remove Window crank handle?

Unread post by TheCommish » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:47 am

funvairs wrote:Did you try the tool opposite of the crank arm? The spring clip can be installed from either end. If you have the plastic cup washer installed behind the crank, I have found the spring clip on either side of it. I have found that dragging an old tee shirt in a U fashion behind the handle will frequently snag the spring clip and pull it off. If you use the tee shirt method be careful. the clip can get away from you

Thanks, i'll give it a try.

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Re: Unique way to remove Window crank handle?

Unread post by azdave » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:20 am

I use the shop rag trick or a small piece of stiff wire with a very, very short hook on the end.

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Re: Unique way to remove Window crank handle?

Unread post by TheCommish » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:13 am

I see now there is a specific tool for the clip, too late now, 4 days ago, a guy said use a small pick with end bent up, so i went into my barn and saw paint can opener (bottle cap), bent it slightly more, and wall, all of less than 30 seconds the clip was out :-)
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Unread post by PaulR » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:24 pm

wbabst wrote:I have an old school tool for those spring clips that works most times. It was my dad's from his greaser/garage days. I use it first, works most times, but when that fails, I bring out the shop towel and run it back and forth and it will catch the clip and pull it off. Sometimes though they do tend to go flying so keep an eye out.

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Re: Unique way to remove Window crank handle?

Unread post by Steve62 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:44 pm

I bought a box of these clips at Autozone, in the "HELP!" section.
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