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Old 04-14-2005, 06:54 AM
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how do i remove my vent window crank?

I know how to remove the normal window cranks, just remove the locking ring behind the handle. However, the vent cranks on my 64 t-bird, are so tight against the pannel, there is no way to even get behind it, much less fit a tool in there. I don't see any kind of screw on the handle itself either. Does anyone knows if there's some certain way to take them off, or do they just pull off, I'm worried about trying to force it off
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Go to Advanced, AutoZone or one of those places and get a window crank removal tool. About $5.00. There is a small "c" clip that snap over the crank and into a groove on the regulator. With the tool it is flat enough to get behind it (it's sheetmetal) and turn it until you feel it lock in then push. The clip will release and the handle will pop off.

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I understand what you're talking about, that is how to remove the regular window cranks though, my problem is with the vent window cranks up front. they are pressed up against the door pannel so tight that nothing will get back there, completely impossible. they're so tight it is tough to turn sometimes. I am wondering if anyone has had this problem before
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:25 AM
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Didnt those old fords have a cap in the center of the handle that pops off to get to a allen skrew?

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Here's an article about door panels on a mustang of the same vintage.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto/5151/

Low on specifics, but mentions an allen-head screw.

Don't know if it applies to tbirds tho'

This one is about a Galaxie. Also a little vague

http://www.fordforums.com/showthread.php?t=98515
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The 'Bird vent window handles have C-clips just like the window handles. Just need to work your way in there.
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