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Re: OT - Removing window crank from Cavalier
There is a semi-circular clip that holds the crank on. The crank handle pops onto a tapered/splined post and snaps into place. You can make a hook out of a piece of ridged wire. Try a Ford repair kit (a.k.a. a hanger); make a sharp bend on the end of a straightend piece of wire and reach behind the crank from the direction opposite the knob. Pull the clip out and the crank will come off. Motormite HELP tools makes a clip remover for about $5 if you want one. It has weird tabs that line up with the clip and pushes the clip open without poping it out but it doesn’t damage the clip if you pull it off. Look at a Motormite replacement crank at Autozone/PepBoys; It will make sense when you see it. A crochet hook would work too. Just pulling the crank off will damage the clip, so pull it off as I’ve described.