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How to Repair a Window Crank on a Kia Rio


The Kia Rio is a compact car marketed to people on a budget. The Rio comes with either automatic power windows or the old-style window cranks. These mechanisms allow the window to go up or down, depending on your needs. If you have a Rio with window cranks that are loose, sticky or not working, there are several methods of repairing the crank. If the crank is beyond repair, you will need to replace it with a new crank.

Tools Used: Tools, Phillip’s screwdriver, Liquid adhesive, 3-in-1 oil, Chamois cloth, Replacement crank

Repair a Window Crank

Pop the cap off the center of the crank where it meets the car door. This exposes the retaining screw. Unscrew this and remove the handle.