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Diff. C clamp removal ??

This is a discussion on Diff. C clamp removal ?? within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; can we just delete this one? thanks....

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    Diff. C clamp removal ??

    can we just delete this one? thanks.
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    did you push the axle in toward the carrier? the c-clip should come right out with a magnet after you pull the large pin that goes through the carrier post a pic of it so we can see what you see

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    here is what I see, I hope it comes out right 1st time postin a pic here. (the C clip is alittle more then half way out but not all the way so we cant get it out.

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    do I need both tires off (not off the ground but all the way off) because right now there is no way I can get the C-clip off.

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    your brakes are holding the axles from going all the way so yeah the wheels need to be removed along with the calipers be sure to not let the calipers hang by the brake hose use a rope or bugee cord to hold it

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    Ive took it all off and nothing. I noticed that on the side im tryin to push the axle in it looks like the seal is sticking out some (or something is) because there is a silver peice in there that is stoping the axle from going anymore in, I looked on the left side and it doesnt have it. I took this car to the shop once to get it replaced so I think the guy screwed it up or something because SOMETHING not sure if its the seal or what, but something is stickin out about 1/3rd of an inch and thats about all I need to push the axle back to get the C-clip out. THe only thing I can think of now to do is cut the C-clip... any advice? (I cant take a pic right now of it because im not with the car)

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    well with that said I would use a block of wood and hammer to persuade te axle inward just dont use a huge hammer

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    ya we tried that but it didnt move we hit it atleast 20-30 times with like a 15lbs hammer :O and nothing happened... dunno why, we were hitting it hard enough (setting off the alarm)

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    that really sucks if you do cut the clip be careful it sounds like its one of those easy jobs that one little thing is getting in the way of doing it I cant think of anything else for you to do other than go back over the whole rear again to be sure verything is off and out of the way

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    we got it off finally the wrong size bearing was just forced in there...

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    that sucks is it all screwed up now?

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    lucky for me its not, he didnt push it all the way in, so thats why it was so hard for me to get the C clip out. But all is well now.

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    good deal now get that thing back together

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    stupid question maybe but which way do I put the block in? so the groove points up, or down?

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    hehe here is my attempt at drawing what it (kinda) looks like, (i used paint lol) but which one #1 or #2 ?

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    oops here it is

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