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Unread 12-14-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Ford 8.8 c clip

Replacing the wheel studs on my 8.8 w/discs and I couldn't find the right size needlenose so I just turned the gears until the c clip bottoms were facing me and I pushed them down with a flatblade. Now I can't find where the c clip dropped to. It's somewhere in the pumpkin, I can hear it jingle at a certain spot when I rotate the whole axle. I've been fishing around with a telescoping magnet for hours with no luck. Even tried jiggling the whole axle around to jimmy it out but I still cannot locate it. Any advice?

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Unread 12-15-2013, 07:29 AM   #2
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Are they in the carrier around the spider gears? Or maybe stuck in the oil passage but I don't think the oil passage is big enough for a clip let alone two to fall in there.

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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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I suspect they may be in the carrier. I failed to mention I only pulled one shaft and the other c clip is still on the other shaft.

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Unread 12-21-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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I assume you found it by now (been 5 days). If not, pull the whole axle and ship it to me, I'll get it out for you.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 09:50 AM   #5
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Couldn't have went far did you pull the other axle and look above the pinion?
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