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post #16 of 20 Old 06-03-2013, 11:30 PM
skizriz
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Thank You. I have been trying to get that clip out, it's really a pain in the *** laying on the ground under the Jeep doesn't make it easy to get any leverage. Do you think there's a special tool ? I've been having no luck using just a screwdriver. I can't get under the clip enough to pry it out.
I wouldn't even attempt it on the jeep. Getting the new parts back together for the new coupler is tricky enough as is when it's laying on a bench.
You definitely want to remove the shaft from the jeep first.

A pair of needle nose pliers work good for removing the clip. It is not a complete circle, but the ends do overlap each other. Grab an end, and you can pull it right out.


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post #17 of 20 Old 11-22-2014, 02:41 PM
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I'm trying to replace my lower steering bearing. The bearing doesn't seem to seat fully in the plastic race. I'm afraid to try to force it. The bearing and race are from Crown. Is the bearing supposed to be loose in the race? Do I just need to apply more force?
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post #18 of 20 Old 11-22-2014, 04:41 PM
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I'm trying to replace my lower steering bearing. The bearing doesn't seem to seat fully in the plastic race. I'm afraid to try to force it. The bearing and race are from Crown. Is the bearing supposed to be loose in the race? Do I just need to apply more force?
It'll pop in with a little force. I used a little bearing grease on mine too.
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post #19 of 20 Old 11-22-2014, 05:40 PM
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I must have applied too much force as the plastic race split.
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post #20 of 20 Old 11-23-2014, 07:16 AM
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I must have applied too much force as the plastic race split.
The race is part of the bearing assembly on mine. The plastic part is just the bearing retainer that holds it all in place. No forcing needed that I remember.

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