Tip & How-To about Chevrolet Silverado
This is one of the smallest things that most people do while working on their cars or trucks, but it can be a real pain. ALL cars have a small "C" clip on the back side of the crank handle that is very hard to see. Some vehicles you can get it with a regular screwdriver, and some you need a special tool. If you can find a "pick set" from advance auto parts, or if you already have one, you will take the "90deg" pick, and slip it behind the handle and under the clip, and pull. If you are unable to obtain a pick set, and you have a pair of pliers, find a good thin strong piece of metal such as an old fork or something, and bend one of the "tongs" out so it will slide under the clip. Be careful not to lose the clip, they are nearly impossible to find when they go shooting off into your garage or yard. When re-installing the crank handle, DO NOT try to put the clip on after putting the handle on the crank rod you will never get it back on. If you take the clip, and put it on the crank handle before hand, the clip opens by itself and then locks when you force it over the crank rod.
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