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Piston pin retaining ring removel ,mine are not ones that can be taken off with p/n no. HD-96215-49 small internal lock ring pliers. They look like those rings that you would use for keys. thank you

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Use a small flat blade screwdriver some times you need 2 there is a *** on he end of the clip. pry it out and pull the end with a pair of needle nose pliers you ARE going to ruin the clip DO NOT reuse. It will take a few time to get the end to pop out you my even use the lock ring pliers to walk it out after you get the tip out. They er a pain in the ****. I can be done you have to be patient.

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  1. Remove setscrew from side of cylinder block.

  2. Remove oil pipe attaching bolts.

  3. Remove oil pump and strainer.

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  2. Remove timing gear cover and gasket.


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  2. Remove camshaft thrust plate to cylinder block retaining bolts and washers, then pull camshaft from block.


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  2. Using the wooden handle end of a hammer, push the piston and connecting rod assembly outward until piston rings clear cylinder bore. Remove piston and connecting rod assembly through top of cylinder block.

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I was unable to find your exact mower, however, most rear mower wheels come off as follows: remove the black rubber cap in the center of the wheel hub. A channel lock plier and one of those paint can lid removers generally works well for removing the flexible cap. You should then see a flat metal horse-shoe shaped retaining ring. One should ideally remove that with a pair of hog ring pliers. These pliers have two pins that fit into the holes on the retaining ring and pull them farther apart. However, if you do not have the right tool, you can usually pry a retraining ring off with a couple of flat blade screw drivers. Look to be sure there is no cotter pin that may need removed. To remove a cotter pin, use a pair of pliers and an ice pick or screwdriver. When you take off the wheel, there will be a piece of metal approximately one and half inches by 1/4 inch on the axle that slides into a little groove directly on the axle. Be careful not to lose it. When you put the wheel back on, you will need to slide that pin which I think is called a "key" back through the hub of the wheel. Good luck.

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Not sure what you are calling a "circlip". I have seen three basic ways to hold the front wheel on. The first and most common is the E-clip. The E-clip is removed by inserting a straight blade screwdriver into the gap and rotating to lift it up and then pulling it up. I use a set of channel lock pliers to reinstall the E-clip. The second is an external snap ring. There is tool specifically designed to remove the snap ring, it is called snap ring pliers. If you go looking to get a pair, keep iin mind there are internal and external. Although Channel Lock makes a snap ring plier that can be used for external and internal. I have had a set of these for many years and love them. The third way I have seen is a cotter pin. Cotter pins are removed with pliers.

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I've taken the spout off and can see the diverter but I can't get it out of there. How do you get it out?

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