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Old 27 Jul 2004, 08:31 am
Daniel Garrison
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Default halfshaft snap rings

in the manual it says to replace these every time the halfshafts are removed
from the vehicle. How important is this step? I went to ever auto parts
store around and no one had them? they dont look that damaged. What am i
looking at if i decide to put them back on (after a clutch job) without
replacing the snap rings


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Old 27 Jul 2004, 09:51 am
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Default Re: halfshaft snap rings

Daniel Garrison wrote:
> in the manual it says to replace these every time the halfshafts are removed
> from the vehicle. How important is this step? I went to ever auto parts
> store around and no one had them? they dont look that damaged. What am i
> looking at if i decide to put them back on (after a clutch job) without
> replacing the snap rings
>
>

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They are totally important. New ones are thicker (because they haven't
been worn thin), the springiness is stronger, because they haven't been
heated / cooled about 500,000 times, and they help you sleep better. . .
.. . You'll sleep better because you don't have to envision your drive
shaft popping out of your transfer case while climbing a hill, passing a
long semi-trailer unit with your wife and kids in the car. . . . Did i
forget to mention the on-coming traffic?

Best to play is safe and replace them. :-) I suggest Honda will have
them, even if you have to pay double what they sell for at the
'half-shaft reconditioning' places.

'Curly'

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Old 27 Jul 2004, 12:20 pm
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Default Re: halfshaft snap rings

They are only replaced if they are broken or lost. I'd be surprised
if even the dealer carries them. Most axle remanufacturers reuse the
old ones.

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Olympic Auto Parts
9136 Gaither Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20874
1-800-472-9360
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> in the manual it says to replace these every time the halfshafts are

removed
> from the vehicle. How important is this step? I went to ever auto parts
> store around and no one had them? they dont look that damaged. What am i
> looking at if i decide to put them back on (after a clutch job) without
> replacing the snap rings
>
>



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Old 28 Jul 2004, 07:27 am
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Default Re: halfshaft snap rings

New ones came with the CV boot kit I got with my 87 prelude.

I don't think the shafts are goin anywhere, unless the
balljoint pops while you are passing a semi going uphill
into oncoming traffic....

t

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Old 28 Jul 2004, 09:01 pm
Jafir Elkurd
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Default Re: halfshaft snap rings

Usually the boot kits come with the snap rings that hold the joint to the
shaft too... Those break a lot more often than the rings that go into the
transmission. I only replace the rings if they break.

"disallow" <loewen_t at yahoo.ca @> wrote in message
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> New ones came with the CV boot kit I got with my 87 prelude.
>
> I don't think the shafts are goin anywhere, unless the
> balljoint pops while you are passing a semi going uphill
> into oncoming traffic....
>
> t
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Old 29 Jul 2004, 08:58 am
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Default Re: halfshaft snap rings

excellent, I was suprised how hard these are to find. Even a call to the
dealer yeilded no results
they said to check napa, cause thats where they get em. And napa told us
they didnt have em. At that point i was sick of looking and i made the
movement towards not replacing the rings and just sticking them back in the
tranny.

"Jafir Elkurd" <jafir@nospam.no.spam.hotpop.com> wrote in message
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> Usually the boot kits come with the snap rings that hold the joint to the
> shaft too... Those break a lot more often than the rings that go into the
> transmission. I only replace the rings if they break.
>
> "disallow" <loewen_t at yahoo.ca @> wrote in message
> news:7eeaa9e5eb3dbb4e9e1e932fba5ec40f@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> > New ones came with the CV boot kit I got with my 87 prelude.
> >
> > I don't think the shafts are goin anywhere, unless the
> > balljoint pops while you are passing a semi going uphill
> > into oncoming traffic....
> >
> > t
> >

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