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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 02, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a new driver side door and was lookin for tips on removing the old one as well as the window crank on inside to get the door skin off to put on new door....Thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 02, 04:29 PM
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What year car? Does it have power windows & locks? Not that it really matters, you just unplug those after pulling inner door panel off, and carefully pull wires & plugs, as well as the rubber grommet, off the door. Put a floor jack under the center of the door to support it. Unbolt the door from the hinges, pull it away, it's off.
I'm not sure what you mean about pulling the door skin off.
The window crank can be a pain in the butt. Patience is the key to succcess. I've done a couple a long time ago and I can't recall all the the right moves to make, but it will be easier to get it out after the door is off. Lay it on a table if you have one. It was less frustrating for me, sitting on a stool doing the surgery.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 02, 07:55 AM
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I don't own one, but everyone swears by the removal tool. Costs about 5 bucks. I haven't put my handles on yet, so I don't have to take them off. But if I ever do, you can bet I won't try to do it with a screwdriver!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 02, 08:06 AM
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i did it once with a bent welding rod, but the tool works best IMO! only cost a few bucks, and you can get it at any place like advanced auto parts.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 02, 10:27 AM
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In a pinch you can use a cloth shop rag. Just slide the edge of the rag side to side between the door panel and the handle, and the cloth will grab the corner of the clip (witch usually goes shooting out). Get the tool. It is worth it if you have to do more than one.

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