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Looking for tips on hub snap ring install

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I decided this weekend I would freshen up the front suspension with new ball joints, tie rod ends et al.. I was able to get the snap ring out of the hub, but I can't seem to get it back in. Does anyone that has messed with this have any ideas?


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the proper external snap ring pliers are critical

took me a bunch to find a set that would do this task reliably

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What did you end up using??


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it was a pair from Grainger, Knipex brand I can get the part#

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I did find an article that suggested the gearwrench X snap ring pliers. I guess they put out a lot of force with that design. But there is a grainger just down the road so the knipex ones may do just as well.
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Knipex 4611A2 19-60mm external

they don't have any multi pivot force multipliers or look insanely long but it was the only set out of 10 that worked for me


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Awesome.. Thanks.. Ill check tomorrow and see if they have them.
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Knipex 4611A2 19-60mm external

they don't have any multi pivot force multipliers or look insanely long but it was the only set out of 10 that worked for me


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Is there a special way that you need you to hold the snap ring to get it to go back in? I can't get mine to go back in for the life of me.
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