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Circlip or spring clip or snap ring RESOLVED

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Madmustang, Apr 18, 2018.

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  1. Madmustang

    Madmustang Well-Known Member

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    Morning everybody
    I have a problem removing a circlip or spring clip (See photos) There are no little eyes to get any pliers on and I am stumped to work out how to get the bearing out :confused:
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    with reference to the top photo: iirc I used a flat tipped screwdriver to prize the left hand end out of its groove - eventually as you work your way around you can lift the circle out completely. You may need to use a second screwdriver to prevent the circle from moving around its locating groove.
     
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    Special cerclip pliers are needed, they make internal, external ones.
    Screwdriver is a bodge job !
     
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    I tackled one like this last week - changing the rear wheel bearing on my niece’s FL!

    Try to use a small punch to tap the ring around to ensure its not seized.

    One screwdriver to lift one end, the other to get under it and free it all the way around. Watch it doesn’t ping off at you.
     
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    Wrong! internal and external circlip pliers are both for circlips with eyes, using a small screwdriver to remove these snaprings / blind circlips is a correct recognised method and far from a "bodge job" which is a stupid comment!
     
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    Thanks for all the advice fellas I got it out and on my own :)
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    That clamp reminded me of “sledgehammer and nut”
     
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    It was the only one out of all the others I have that would stay in place :rolleyes: Its the bigist and bestist clamp I have at 10" and it cost the least @£5 off fleabay and I think that included the postage :)
     
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    Ok keep your syrup on, I should have said there's a correct tool for every job, I'm sure proper mechanics don't risk damaging bearings etc by sticking screwdrivers in when you should use proper tooling.
    No offence intended.
     
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