removed the window handle with window
ring tool. I pushed the tool in a direction
parallel to the handle.
While working on the inside of a
door, I often find it necessary to raise and lower the
window. With manual crank windows, that means I need to
put the handle back on the splined shaft. BUT... the
snap ring will lock the handle in place, so I remove the
snap ring until the door panel has been re-installed.
Removing The Window
Crank: A View From Behind
This picture shows how the snap ring tool
spreads the snap ring legs apart.
Beware! I have
had many snap rings go flying and had to search
When I'm re-installing the door
panel, I use needle nose pliers to install the ring on
the window handle, otherwise these things will dig
underneath my fingernails. Ouch!
the Phillip's screws from under the door pull
removed the two screws from the bottom of
slid the door panel upward about an
inch and it disconnected itself from the metal door shell.
of plastic door panel.
the metal door with dust cover.
that the latch rods would fall back inside
the door shell.
I used pieces of masking
tape to secure the ends of the rods to the
plastic dust cover.
arrows show the hardware that needs to be removed.
The circle indicates the hidden screw.
removed the inside door latch.
one screw with a Phillip's
screwdriver. Then I slid the latch forward to unhook
it from the metal door shell.
disconnected the lower link rod by unhooking the
clip from the rod, then I pulled the rod
unhooked the clip on the top rod...
the rod upward.
Phillips screwdriver I removed the two screws
from the bottom of the door handle pull cup.
Then I removed the cup.
Next I pried
the cover that concealed the hidden screw.
Philips screw driver I removed the screw.
the window handle with a window snap ring
the door panel, I slid
the plastic door panel upward to unhook it
from the metal door shell.
This is a back view of panel.
door shell with dust cover. This plastic
sheet can be peeled back to reach inside the
door to repair any of the inner workings.