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Sirrion
11-08-2005, 05:08 PM
im trying to get my front doors apart...i have a 96 2 dr neon and im having trouble with getting the window crank off....i figure out how to get it off

any help would be awesome

JimJ
11-08-2005, 05:10 PM
Windows cranks are generally held on by a little C-clip right behind the actual crank...you need a special tool to get these off...or the entire top part of the crank comes off to reveal a screw of some sort holding it to the shaft.

Sirrion
11-08-2005, 05:18 PM
thats how i get the handle off?

squeak9798
11-08-2005, 05:20 PM
you need a special tool to get these off...

Or if you're special like me, you can work it out with a flathead screw driver :p: 'Tis a *****, but it works.

hcoronado
11-08-2005, 05:22 PM
you can use a flat screw driver and while rotating the window crank place the flat screw driver behind it so it can catch the clip. Be carefull not to tear the vinyl and make sure you keep an open eye because those clips sometimes can jump.

JimJ
11-08-2005, 05:24 PM
Not all cranks are held in place like that, though...as I found out taking mine off :)

Try both ways, it has to be one of them :D

Darth Audio
11-08-2005, 05:25 PM
The Neon's use a clip to hold on the window crank handle. If you have a pick set you can pull it out. If you push in on the door panel around the crank and look behind the crank you will see it. Just be careful when you remove it they have a tendency to go flying. Good luck.

BTW you may be able to use a small flat tip screwdriver to remove the clip.

Sirrion
11-08-2005, 05:28 PM
it on on the handle itself or is it where the plastic meets the metal rod?

squeak9798
11-08-2005, 05:31 PM
Should be on the metal rod, directly behind the rear of the plastic handle.

Darth Audio
11-08-2005, 05:33 PM
Close to the end of the plastic is where you will find it, where it slides over the metal crank rod.

Sirrion
11-08-2005, 05:43 PM
i wish someone lived close to me to do it....cause i can't get it for my life

audiolife
11-08-2005, 05:55 PM
go to napa spend 4 bucks and get a window crank removal tool for the time effort its worth it and not only that it saves you from chewing your car door up.

///M5
11-09-2005, 11:46 AM
go to napa spend 4 bucks and get a window crank removal tool for the time effort its worth it and not only that it saves you from chewing your car door up.
Indeed, or send the girlfriend in and have her ask in a seductive way if the guy behind the counter can help.