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well the title pretty much says it all. my bearings went out in the rear on my 92' 250x, so I went to ebay and got the OEM whole carrier assembly, went to go take the axle nut out so I could slide the axle out, but I can't get the freakin circlip out.:icon_cussing: any tips on how to easily remove the clip?
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what about some snap ring plyers? would that work? cause the ends of the needle nose won't fit into the tiny gap. man I didn't think it would be this hard to take apart.
 

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Regular snap ring pliers work but they are difficult to use since they are rounded. I have these for working on hydraulic cylinders this is a pic of what the end looks like this is what you want.

They are actually called Split ring pliers.
 

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Those are lock ring pliers. I have a set made by Ampro that I bought at Advance Auto Parts.
 

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Lock ring split ring..lol hyd cylinders calls them split rings and lock rings depends on the manufacturer. Either way that what works best.
 

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Lock ring split ring..lol hyd cylinders calls them split rings and lock rings depends on the manufacturer. Either way that what works best.
Yeah, same thing. Ampro calls them lock ring pliers.
 

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Lock ring split ring..lol hyd cylinders calls them split rings and lock rings depends on the manufacturer. Either way that what works best.
These are the kind that I have.



Angle Tip Lock Ring Pliers
.Removes and installs all types of lock rings on brakes, transmissions, cylinders, clutches, shafts and other applications
. Serrated jaws and angled tips for secure grip
 

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thanks for all of the responses guys, I tried the angle tip lock ring pliers cause I own a pair of em, it just wont budge, i've tried heating it with a torch, every flathead screwdriver I own, and needle nose pliers. Im thinking its just rusted in there nice and tight.cause it's a 92' model, and i've never changed them, till now. lol. any other ideas?
 

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My snap ring pliers have multiple tips...including flat tips for split rings. Not sure who makes them.
 

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A picture is worth a thousand words... just so you know..lol you are speaking about the lock ring around the axle housing correct?
 
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