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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 18, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Window Crank Knob Ripped Off

I was cranking my passenger window up and ripped it off the handle. I was able to force it back on but then shortly after it just fell back on. There isn't a screw holding it on that I can just tighten it looks like it was just slipped a larger cylinder in the knob inside the hole on the window crank handle.

Should I just purchase a new window crank handle and knob or any other suggestions? I see one on Amazon part #20037597 based on some historical threads on this board.


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Last I looked you could get them at most auto parts stores. I forget what they call it but a little section with some semi retro parts.

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No date code to worry about the same part was used on all GM cars from 1958 through the nineties. Easy to find a GM original or buy a replacement from China.

The knobs where riveted in place but the metal of the rolled rivet wears out making it paper thin then it pops off.

Need a dollar tool to get it off (piece of flat metal with a notch cut in it to hold the hair pin retainer): that likes to pop off and hide in tall grass or under benches.

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Need a dollar tool to get it off (piece of flat metal with a notch cut in it to hold the hair pin retainer): that likes to pop off and hide in tall grass or under benches.
I always used a paper clip with a slight hook on the end to fish out the clip.

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Re: Window Crank Knob Ripped Off

If you have any ingenuity you can drill and tap the knob to repair it.

I repaired the window crank on my drivers door, maybe 10 years ago and it's still holding.

You don't say what year Camaro you have but on a 67 there is two different cranks. When I was looking I couldn't find the right color knob.

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If you have any ingenuity you can drill and tap the knob to repair it.

I repaired the window crank on my drivers door, maybe 10 years ago and it's still holding.

You don't say what year Camaro you have but on a 67 there is two different cranks. When I was looking I couldn't find the right color knob.

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I've done the same numerous times.
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Re: Window Crank Knob Ripped Off

This thread has some part numbers for a window crank on a 67.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/23-in...ow-cranks.html

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No date code to worry about the same part was used on all GM cars from 1958 through the nineties.
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No they were not. 67's have a different appearance than 68 and 69 and the color coded knobs are different.

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Re: Window Crank Knob Ripped Off

It's a 69 Camaro. I live in Canada and can't think of any part stores around here that would have these laying around so likely be easier for me to just order from online or repair this one. I have no idea what this is supposed to look like on the end of the cylinder that goes through the knob. If end is supposed to have a larger rivet/head at the end of the cylinder, how does it fit through the hole on the actual handle? Or would I have to take the handle off, place the cylinder on the knob through the hole on the handle and then weld or solder on a plate to the end to hold it on the handle?

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Standard and Deluxe interiors use different handles. Easy to find for under $20.

1st thing you need to do is remove the handle. You can then drill and tap the knob with a #8 or #10 tap. Punch or drill the broken piece out of the handle. Put a screw with loctite and flat washer from the back side of the handle.

Repaired might break again the 1st time you use it or might last 10 years.

I would just buy a new one.

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Last I looked you could get them at most auto parts stores. I forget what they call it but a little section with some semi retro parts.
The Dorman HELP! band section of most the big box autopart's stores, is also available by them on-line as well as the on-line options for the big box autoparts sites, and also may be on Amazon and Rock-Auto carry the standard GM window cranks.

Clear and black nobs are available based on year search. Dorman HELP! Online - 76910


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