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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 19, 4:23 PM Thread Starter
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Window Crank Handle splines too deep

Anyone know who sells repros that have the correct spline depth so they engage? The panel springs push the handle out past where the spline engages.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 19, 4:41 PM
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Re: Window Crank Handle splines too deep

I don't get what your saying but on my car it had new handles on it but they would pop off because the horseshoe clip wasn't reaching the groove in the shaft of the mechanism. What I did was I hit the handle on more with a hard plastic tipped hammer. I would pull it back off and reposition it and hit it on again. Doing this made the splines fit together better and the handle was able to go on enough that the horseshoe clip was able to snap into the groove.
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Re: Window Crank Handle splines too deep

This ^^^^

Make sure you have the handle oriented exactly where you want it, then give it a good whack right on the splined shaft. I use a rubber mallet. It should pop right into place.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 19, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Window Crank Handle splines too deep

It's none of that...the splines are set too deep in the hole and don't engage when the spring biases the handle outward. The clip holds it on fine. The splines need to be placed closer to the outside of the hole. If i push it in against the spring it engages the spline.

Make sense now? This is a problem with some repops and is mentioned elsewhere on the internet.

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Re: Window Crank Handle splines too deep

On another car I had the handles just felt sloppy on the shafts. I bought some replacements at Napa that were probably from the "Help" line of aftermarket parts. Those fit much better than what was on the car.

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It's none of that...the splines are set too deep in the hole and don't engage when the spring biases the handle outward. The clip holds it on fine. The splines need to be placed closer to the outside of the hole. If i push it in against the spring it engages the spline.

Make sense now? This is a problem with some repops and is mentioned elsewhere on the internet.
Good to know. Never heard of that problem before. Thanks for posting.....

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 19, 8:59 AM
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Re: Window Crank Handle splines too deep

The repro handles I put on my "66" had the same issue,I got lucky and found a good set of original handles,door and window and they work as designed.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 19, 1:11 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Window Crank Handle splines too deep

Yea,

Will be at Corvettes at Carlisle this weekend and will look for some good used originals.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 19, 9:30 PM
 
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Ground up has window cranks that the description says they have the proper spline depth and clip engagement. Hope that helps.
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