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Old 02-13-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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Dana 28 and 35's use a "C" clip to secure the drivers front axle. I wasted mine today during the reassembly. Where can I find another? I ordered some from Ford but I need them now, Will a generic clip work?
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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do you mean the passenger axle shaft if thats the case why not eliminate it
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:03 PM   #3
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do you mean the passenger axle shaft if thats the case why not eliminate it
Just eliminate it. C-clip Eliminator Honestly its probably the best decision.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:29 PM   #4
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You mean the one behind the hubs or the one inside the differential.

The one behind the hubs can be found at almost any junkyard. So can the other, but it a lot more involved to get to.
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You mean the one behind the hubs or the one inside the differential.

The one behind the hubs can be found at almost any junkyard. So can the other, but it a lot more involved to get to.

The one inside the diff.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:44 PM   #6
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Just eliminate it. C-clip Eliminator Honestly its probably the best decision.
I'm not convinced that's a good fix or not. Anyone here doing it?
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Alot of guys are running that here, just think how easy replacing that center u joint will be!
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Lots of people have done it, don't want to pull the pig to remove the clip if you bust that shaft do ya?
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I was kinda wondering about this myself when the C-clip flew across the room when I was taking apart my D35 earlier....

I'll be doing that when I get the Lock-Right up front in mine. Seems like if you tack the backside of the cap, you should be good to go.
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If you have alot of flex the internal spring does not work well. Run and external spring and everything will be fine.
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