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the right tool makes it SOOOO much easier.

But in a pinch I used two blunt tipped punches that just fit in the holes in the circlip.
then I pulled them together with a pliers. It took alot of care, but I managed to get one out before my friend came over with the right tool from his garage.

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by ripperd2:

the right tool makes it SOOOO much easier.

But in a pinch I used two blunt tipped punches that just fit in the holes in the circlip.
then I pulled them together with a pliers. It took alot of care, but I managed to get one out before my friend came over with the right tool from his garage.

-Dean

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What is theright tool? Special spring loaded needlenose pliers?
 

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Are the circlips yur talking about also snaprings? Because if they are i bought a pair of snapring pliers at napa for 13 bucks they work really good.
 

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If you have the snap ring type the only good way to remove or install them without damaging them is to have the right snap ring pliers. Don't risk damaging your engine by using the wrong tools. The polaris motors that I have worked on have a circlip instead of a snap ring. They can be removed and installed with a small awl. Be carful when doing this or they can fly across the room or worse into the engine. Either type, if they become distorted don't reuse them. The damage they can do to an engine if they come out when it is running isn't worth it.
Rember use the correct tool.


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Snap-Ring pliers are the right tool, and whoever said if they are bent or distorted, get new ones is definitely right. Not worth the trouble/effort to try and straighten them out.

I removed all the bearings from my skidframe, checked, cleaned, re-greased and reinstalled them. Lotta damn snap-rings to remove. Get yourself a GOOD pair of pliers.
 

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I am thinking he is referring to the circlips on the needles in the slides. ... try using a knife point to wedge them off. but be darned careful and makesure they don't fly away into the depths of the snow or shop floor. remember lowering the clips richens and raising it leans.

If it ain't broke don't fix it!
 
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