This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #1  
Old 09-17-2016, 11:40 AM
PC1963T-Bird PC1963T-Bird is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 18 2014
Posts: 13
PC1963T-Bird is on a distinguished road
Default Interior Door Handle Removal

I'm trying to re-mediate a couple issues and I need to take the interior drivers side door panel off. I've removed all the screws and I bought the tool to help remove the handle. I know there is a clip that this tool is supposed to help remove so the handle comes off. I also know that the tool needs to be inserted along the length of the handle.

I still can't get the handle off. Is there a special move I need to do? Or does this tool simply move the clip out of the way so you can pull the handle off?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-17-2016, 11:48 AM
Joe Johnston Joe Johnston is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Dec 23 2008
Posts: 662
Joe Johnston is on a distinguished road
Default

Its a bit tricky the first time or two you do it. I've often found it easier to slide a shop rag between the handle and the interior door panel and try and catch the open end of the clip and pull it off the handle. If you are lucky you can push the door panel in far enough to see the clip and make it self explanatory.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-18-2016, 05:12 AM
simplyconnected's Avatar
simplyconnected simplyconnected is offline
Slow Typist
 
Join Date: May 26 2009
Posts: 7,079
simplyconnected is on a distinguished road
Default

The clip is an "E" configuration. There are different size tools so don't get one for a GM car.

The idea is, like you said, along the handle, slide the tool in and catch BOTH ends of the 'E' clip. As you push, the clip will expand. It might even come off, which is ok.

Trouble comes when you have only one side of the clip off because the remaining end will still hold the handle on the spline.

If you have a spare (or new) handle, put the tool up to the clip and notice how it works. Some handles have a plastic 'washer' between the door panel and handle. This saves the door vinyl but you need to insert the tool between the plastic washer and chrome handle.

CLICK HERE for a YouTube video.
__________________
My latest project:
CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
--Lee Iacocca
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:00 PM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.