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I need to remove the window winder on my toyota landcruiser, to see whats causing my window to become really stiff to wind up or down !

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The issue on a manual window winder if becoming stiff, is that the internal mechanism will likely be worn and possibly corroded.

Before stripping and replacing any parts, try purchasing a silicone spray and applying it to the inside, rubber edges of the window runner guides on both sides. If these guides have become perished and out of shape, then these too can cause the issue you are describing.

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SOURCE: window wont wind up on ford fiesta

in the door handle you will see some plastic caps
remove these you will then find some phillips screwsremove them the handle will com off
same with the window winder handle
then check for other screws then pull door card off. but gently bottem out & top up

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SOURCE: removal of 1993 toyota landcruiser radiator

I couldn't find any diagram on the internet for you, but you can call your local auto part stores for a Haynes Manual for your vehicle, or you can go to this link, I found a repair manual for you on ebay
I hope all works out.

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SOURCE: Remove window winders for mk3 Golf

the spacer between the winder and the door panel is a retaining clip. slide it up and it will release the winder.

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Behind the crank is a clip that looks like this:

There is a special tool to remove these. If you do not have one, you have two easy options.
If you can push the panel back far enough to see which end is which, you can get behind the loop end with a 90 degree pick and pull the clip out.
Otherwise you can take a small shoprag and slide it under the crank and work it back and worth around it, applying pressure towards the crank until it hangs up on the pointed ends and it will push the clip off.

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SOURCE: how to remove a wind up window handle

handle is retained by a 'clip' that fits into a groove in the widow regulator stem.with handle facing down,[6 o'clock] use a cloth under handle at the round part,give it a 'shoe shine' motion while pulling up on cloth to dislodge spring clip enough to grasp and remove can also press back door panel & dislodge clip with a small flat blade screwdriver.

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Hi there,

If manual window winder

Your driver's window glass may have come off the regulator mechanism.

If electric window control

The glass may have detached from the regulator or the regulator cable has unwound itself off the mechanism (ie tension during upward motion, but loose when motor stops winding).

Your driver's door panel will need to be removed to inspect your window regulator operation.

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