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Axle C clip removal

I am unable to remove the C clips that hold the axles in place in the rearend of a '94 chev suburban. Whats the seceret?

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Four years later, I'm sure you've long since solved the problem. But for other readers, here's a hint. It's important to realize that the clip is not "sprung" onto the axle. It should slide right off. However, with enough gear oil on there, it can stick. So push the axle in or out slightly until the clip is not obstructed by any of the gears. Then use a screwdriver or something similar to rotate the clip so the open part is facing away from you (toward the front of the truck). Now you might be able to get a pick in there to pull the clip out (toward you), but I had better luck temporarily magnetizing a flat blade screwdriver (which I did by attaching a largish magnet to the shaft, up by the handle, and using the screwdriver as a magnet to coax the clip out. If you're still having trouble, make sure the opening in the clip is really rotated away from you. That worked for me on both axles when nothing else would. Good luck!

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Push the axle in just far enough to relieve the pressure on the clip. Then you should be able to pull the clip out with a pick.

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Sometimes you have to use a prybar to pull the shaft apply enough pressure and it will pull it past the c clip and come out ive had to do it and its about the only way to get the axle out

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

  • dwsowers Jun 28, 2011

    I fought this for about 4 hours, with just a millimeter short of getting it out, but finally noticed that the ABS ring was hitting the speed sensor. When I took off the single bolt on the back side, the obstruction came out, and let the axle move another 1/2". Then it was ridiculous easy.


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