How do you remove the door panels from a 1996 Chev Astro van? The problem appears to be the crank handle for the window. This is a cargo van with no electric windows or locks. I have removed all of the screws (5), do I need a special tool for the crank handle removal? I want to replace the speakers in both doors. Also does the door panel just slide over the door handle or does it need to be removed also?
Country: United StatesMake: ChevroletModel: AstroYear: 1996Engine: 4.3L vortec
Hello, My name isXXXXX will do my best to assist you with your question. Here are the directions, the handle trim pops off. yes, there is special tool for the window crank. very cheap at any parts store. the handle held on by horseshoe clip. If you put the handle knob at 12 o clock, you can try a thin rag between handle and panel and work in sawing motion downward and sometimes will release the clip. If not, you will need window cranks tool from parts store. Once all screws out, handle cover off, window crank off, the panel is clipped and use flat screw driver around trim panel edge unclipping the panel
Install or Connect NOTICE : For steps 3 and 6. When fasteners are removed, always reinstall them at the same location from which they were removed. If a fastener needs to be replaced, use the correct part number fastener for that application. If the correct part number fastener is not available, a fastener of equal size and strength (or stronger) may be used. Fasteners that are not reused, and those requiring thread locking compound will be called out. The correct torque value must be used when installing fasteners that require it. If the above conditions are not followed, parts or system damage could result.
Tighten : Trim panel screw to 1.9 Nm (17 lbs. in.) .
Tighten : Armrest screws to 1.9 Nm (17 lbs. in.) .
ASE Master, L1, 32 years, Diagnostic / Electrical Specialist