How do you take off the window crank handle on a 1996 cavalier z24?
There is a spring type clip and holds the crank onto the shaft. There is a tool you can buy at AutoZone you slip behind the crank where it goes onto the shaft and rotate it until you feel it catch and then push down on the tool to pop the spring off and then the crank will come right off. There are some ways to do it with a flashlight and a thin paper towel and some small needles nose pliers but once you buy the tool, you will see how it works, if not ask one fo the employees. It's a simple spring but getting to it is a pain and it's no use you ruin your door panel digging and gouging it.
If it's a manual window, there should be a horseshoe clip that holds it in place. The best way, short of a special tool, it to get between the handle and the spacer plate between the door panel and the handle and locate the small clip. Using a small hook or flat screwdriver, remove the clip. Be careful that it doesn't fly away, they're hard to find.
On manual window regulator equipped models remove the window crank handle.A shop towel worked up between the handle and door panel will usually dislodge the clip but it can also be removed with a hooked tool # Remove the outside mirror # Detach the door handle trim piece and disconnect the linkage rod.Remove the door pull mounting screw.Unplug the electrical connector from the power window switch # Remove the retaining screws and detach the panel…