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Unread 05-22-2004, 11:18 AM   #1
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Window crank arm removal

I'm looking to replace my front speakers but I can't seem to get the window crank arms off...

I've read the haynes manual and there is nothing in detail... I have done it before on a ford but I don't see the "clip" on the Jeep

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Unread 05-22-2004, 03:02 PM   #2
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if there is a plastic covering over the arm, see if you can pull it off. I seem to recall it might have a phillips head screw holding it on instead.
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Unread 05-22-2004, 04:17 PM   #3
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To remove the window cranks, just pull them straight off. Grab them at the mount point (where the arms attach to the door) I partially slid my fingers behind it and just jank the hell out of it.

Some vehicles used a small C clip that requires a special tool, but my 93 didn't and I have never heard of anyone else needing one either.

My arm rests had two philips screws to hold them on. Remove those screw and rotate the entire arm est up till the top piece pops out. There are some notches on that piece, rotating the arm is the only way to pop it out.
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To remove the window cranks, just pull them straight off. Grab them at the mount point (where the arms attach to the door) I partially slid my fingers behind it and just jank the hell out of it.

Some vehicles used a small C clip that requires a special tool, but my 93 didn't and I have never heard of anyone else needing one either.

My arm rests had two philips screws to hold them on. Remove those screw and rotate the entire arm est up till the top piece pops out. There are some notches on that piece, rotating the arm is the only way to pop it out.
Yah that is really al i've had to do and i have replaced all of mine recently and have taken them of repeatedly since.
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Unread 05-22-2004, 09:32 PM   #5
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you could also use a flat head screwdriver to pop off teh crank handle if you can't get your fingers in there. i have yet to find one that had the clips; and haynes manual says to use a screwdriver to pop them off.
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Unread 05-23-2004, 11:55 AM   #6
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you could also use a flat head screwdriver to pop off teh crank handle if you can't get your fingers in there. i have yet to find one that had the clips; and haynes manual says to use a screwdriver to pop them off.
mine has the metal clips, and all you do is slide a flathead under there and pop the clip out [sounds gangster eh?].
On mine at least, just pulling them off would break them.
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Unread 05-25-2004, 12:56 AM   #7
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Thanks guys

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Unread 11-09-2005, 09:49 AM   #8
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Not to be a me too post but my 97 also had the metal clips. It is hard to see so shine your flashilight in there and use a small flat head to pop the clip off. One warning do this in your garage with a clean floor because the clip may fly off and you will spend forever looking for it. After I removed the clip the window crank came right off.
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Unread 11-09-2005, 09:58 AM   #9
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My passenger side tends to fall off when the door is slammed. Is there something I can do to fix it or will I need a new handle. If so i think I can live with the loose crank handle.
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Unread 11-09-2005, 10:13 AM   #10
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Conrasm,

If your window crank falls off that easily I would guess you are missing the clip that holds it on. If your driver side stays on it probably has the clip. I would suggest you remove the clip on that side and take it to the auto parts store to find a replacement for the passenger side. Maybe buy a few extras in case they go flying when you put it back on.

On my 97 if I left off the clip I could easily pull the crank off so that's got to be what your problem is. Go Steelers!
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Unread 11-09-2005, 10:34 AM   #11
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Mine both broke off so I use one I got at the junkyard. I just hand it to the passenger to roll up/down their window. lol.
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Unread 11-09-2005, 02:36 PM   #12
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Take a rag and put it behind the crank handle base and work it like you
would polish your boots. The clip comes right off.
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Unread 11-09-2005, 07:21 PM   #13
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Put a couple peices of paper behind it as you shove it on maybe? That's what I did for one of mine and it hasn't had any problems popping off.
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