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Old 08-25-2009, 08:52 AM
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I went into a Kragen autoparts thinking there was no way they had the right tool, but Ill give them a shot.

I purchased a door handle removal tool and IT WORKED.

My god, that tool made my life so much easier. I had six handles off within 20mins. No frustration, no swearing, I was stupid to even attempt this without the tool.

Thanks everyone for your help.

If there a tool to put those clips back on?

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Riot Racing
If there a tool to put those clips back on?
If it's the right tool, you use the same tool to reinstall the clips as to remove them.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:10 AM
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This is the easy part. You don't need a tool to re-install the clips. You push them into the groove in the end of the handles with your fingers until you can see the two lobes of the clip in the opening for the post. Once the clip is back in place in the handle, you can push the handle back on its post. If you replace the old clips with new clips, they are a little harder to put back in place, but the heaviest tool you will need is your thumbnail. When you push the handle back on, the clip springs apart and once it is down far enough on the post, the clip engages the groove and holds the handle in place. Make sure you have the handles in the right position before you fully seat the clips, or you'll be doing it all over again. This is what the clip looks like re-installed in the handle.
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