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Old 01-23-2008, 12:03 AM   #1
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I need to remove my axles. My diff has the factory LS. How can I remove the C clips? Does the S spring have to come out first?
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:10 AM   #2
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No, pull the bolt holding the crosspin, slid the crosspin out, push the axle in, remove c-clip, remove axle.
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No, pull the bolt holding the crosspin, slid the crosspin out, push the axle in, remove c-clip, remove axle.
OK, tried again and got one axle out. The other clip is a real tight fit, I'll try it again in the morning. Noticed a loose "O" ring under the C clip, what's the deal with that? Thanks
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O-ring, I really have no idea
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that o ring is there to hold the C-clip during assembly at the factory.
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is it mandatory that you have the o-rings when you put it back together? I pulled one shaft and no o-ring on the c-clip end...
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no you dont need the o-rings
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The O-ring just holds the C-clip in place until you give the axle shaft a good yank outwards.

It's an "assembly aid"

a Damned convenient one...

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Thats good to know about the o-ring. When my rear end needed new seals put in it, we ripped it out on accident and never put a new one in but all has worked well for the last 3 years.
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O-ring fits towards the wheel side of slot, with c-clip inboard of o-ring
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