I've posted recently about my trials with a 99' OBW right rear wheel bearing, a broken ABS tone ring and and axle circlip inside of the diff.
So now I'm finally on the ez installation half of the project when I only need a torque wrench and not a can of PB Blaster, a torch and a 3 foot cheater bar.
Just one thing.
The circlip was retained in the rear when the original axle came out. When I put the replacement axle back into the rear it won't lock in! It just won't lock into the axle groove. I can slide it way too easily.
I fit the original back in and got the same result.
I can see the ring is still in the groove. It's not broken but I wonder if it got damaged somehow.
Or is it possible that I knocked the receiving diff gear back a bit when I tried to "tap" in an axle that had too few splines??
I'm going to see how it'll work with it like that.
What's the worst that can happen???
Edited by PAJ, 14 November 2013 - 07:29 AM.