Date: 31 Jan 2002 18:13:46 -0800
From: (Yaofeng)
Subject: Re: How to get the circlip out of the outer CV joint??

toobwiznopsamcomSPAMKILL (Wiz) wrote in message news:<>... > Maddening. Regular circlip pliers won't get at it; neither will needle nose, > hemostats, two screwdrivers !!!! > > I can move the ears all the way to each side, but the clip still holds at the > "back". There must be some way to open the circlip and simultaneously push it > to the rear, but it has me buffaloed. > > Is there a special circlip plier known only to the Saab elves? > > Help/Carron > "LABOR SVGIT" Do you mean the circlip on the inner joint inside the rear engine nount bracket? There are the only two circlips that big. But.... It is by no means bigger than the circlip on the oil pump cover (on the timing chain cover). I used a pair of extra long nose pliers to pry it open. Yaofeng

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