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In the process of overhauling a right rear regulator (from a 4 door 57 hardtop)
I removed a spring from the small gear housing that the window crank handle turns.
See picture. I was sure I put it back in the same way I took it out but the crank handle only turns one way and locks up the other way.
This can't be right. Anyone know about this little spring?
John
 

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In the process of overhauling a right rear regulator (from a 4 door 57 hardtop)
I removed a spring from the small gear housing that the window crank handle turns.
See picture. I was sure I put it back in the same way I took it out but the crank handle only turns one way and locks up the other way.
This can't be right. Anyone know about this little spring?
John
The purpose of the spring is to keep the window from being pushed down without turning the crank. The outside of the spring grips on the inside of the cover and holds the gear. The spring is wound up, using needle nose plires, to latch the ends over splined shaft part. Then the gear is inserted in the opening and both are slipped into the cover. Use luberplate greese. Any movement of the crank in either direction will wind the spring, making it smaller so it no longer grips the inside of the cover.
 

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