1998 toyota corolla
There is a little spring clip, kind of like a c-clip, but springy, that slips into a groove on the window winder shaft-holding the crank handle from falling off the shaft, or being pulled off. The ends of the clip have to be spread out and pushed back slightly, and the handle can then pull off.
Auto parts stores sell a cheap hand tool to slip between the door panel and under the winder center part-to catch the clip ends and then push it back a little. A well known trick is to use a rag slipped under the handle center, and then you saw the rag back and forth until you catch the ends of the clip, and force it back enough to pull the handle off. Not sure if that will work on your car, from the look of it, it did on older Toyotas, though. If you can press in on the door panel around the handle just a bit, and see if you can look in there below the winder, you might see part of the clip, either the ends barely sticking out from one side, or the bulging other side of the spring clip... you may be able to get a very thin screwdriver in there and push on the clip. Sometimes that works. If you can get a look at it, you will see how to get it off. Sometimes cars throw a curve and have a totally different retainer, lol.
Jun 30, 2013 |
Cars & Trucks