front outer CV circlip

Chuck Pierce cpcycle at
Thu Jul 13 11:43:42 EDT 2006

I had no problem spread in the clip with my circlip pliers.
I did not know of Bernie's great way of doing it.
So I knocked the C/V joint off with my air chisel.
I held the clip and the axle, while my daughter scared the hell out of 
her self
the first time she pulled the trigger. If the bit is held very firmly on the
inner piece it does not do any harm the joint.

91 200 20V Avant

Eric_R_Kissell at wrote:

>It is difficult to spread that circlip in the CV joint.
>Once I had an experience where I could not get the CV joint off of the
>wheel end of a driveshaft no matter how well I spread the circlip nor how
>hard I tapped on the CV joint.
>The joint itself was not needing replacement, so I eventually removed the
>CV joint off of the other end of the shaft and worked the new boot on from
>the opposite end.
>After that new boot and fresh grease, it has given me no problems since.
>Eric Kissell
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