View Full Version : Help! CV axle snap ring?

09-18-2008, 03:35 AM
So how the heck do you get the snap ring off the carrier bearing retainer on the passenger side CV axle on a 5th gen? I can't get a screwdriver under it or anything... I'm lost!

09-18-2008, 04:05 AM
It took me forever! If i can remember correctly, I used a putty knife...lol. Are you able to take a pic?

09-18-2008, 04:14 AM

09-18-2008, 04:39 AM
its a bitch, i used a flathead and a rubber mallet.

09-18-2008, 05:28 AM
A pair of snap-ring pliers?

09-19-2008, 09:37 PM
A pair of snap-ring pliers?

the best and easiest way...
make sure u wear safety glasses tho..
they come off with a fury if u slip..

i happen to be wearing mine and it hit me dead square in my eye!!!
i crapd my pants...
its not hard tho..

09-20-2008, 04:26 PM
Thanks guys... I ended up using a couple of small flathead screwdrivers and a second set of hands. We both stabbed our left hands though. :lolhittin