[Vwdiesel] snap ring on drive shaft

Dave Cook davevw at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 1 19:49:29 PDT 2009

Maybe the groove has been physically damaged.  I accidentally did that once removing a wheel bearing.  (!)  I was like, "Why won't this freakin' bearing come out?" as I cranked down on the bearing tool assuming it was just really tight.  Then a loud snap as the groove broke free and the bearing popped out.  I got to buy a knuckle from a salvage yard a couple days later.
Dave Cook

--- On Wed, 9/2/09, LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol..com> wrote:

> From: LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] snap ring on drive shaft
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 2:18 AM
> In a message dated 9/1/2009 3:07:42
> PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
> db53248 at windstream.net
> writes:
> > Does the snap ring groove get rounded off so the snap
> ring is more easily
> > "unseated" by an axle movement toward the wheel?
> > 
>   I've personally never seen nor heard  of one
> doing that.  Wonder 
> if you somehow have a slightly shorter axle in there?
>    Loren
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