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Old 08-04-2009, 08:33 PM
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Snap Ring Pliers

I have a 2004 SD and I broke a set of craftsman 8" snap ring pliers on the stub axle snap ring. I need to know how big and what brand you guys have used on that snap ring. I would like to buy the tool once and be done with it. This is a great website for information. Thanks
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On the little snap ring inside the hub? I have a set of Mac ones that I use, but there shouldn't be anything that substantial about removing it.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:12 PM
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Yes its the little snap ring inside front hub on the end of the stub axle. The craftsman pliers bit the dust so I know they have to be heavier than that pair. I will have to see if I can find a pair in the Mac brand. Thanks.
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I would just make sure that the point is strong enough to withstand the force required to pry the ring open to get it around the axle splines. I'm a Craftsman guy, but I thing I used a Snap-on or Matco set of pliers on it that I borrowed.
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As with any tool you want to last a lifetime (without needing to use a warranty) you'll have to shell out some money. Aldridgec mentioned MAC, which is a great tool brand. You might also want to look at a Snap-On or a Cornwell pair on ebay. Any one of those 3 should work for the rest of your life.
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What looks to be the heaviest set I've found so far are the OTC4513. Description says for heavy equipment use. I'll check out snap on and cornwell. Thank
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If you only want to buy one pair, I would look into buying a pair that is a little longer than most.... it wont hurt to have any if you buy a newer truck you'll need the length.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:45 PM
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I have 4 average size pair but that is a beefy snap ring on the end of that axle. The craftsman I broke had 8" handles so I know to go bigger than that, maybe 16".
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I bought snap on snap ring pliers, they are adjustable for inside/outside ring. They are very beefy, around 30 bucks. They dwarf the craftsman ones that I have, but are still a nice manageable size, and way better made. If you break them, your doing something way wrong. SRPC 9000A is the model #... you can buy them on snap on.com Just make sure the tips aren't to big.

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I bought snap on snap ring pliers, they are adjustable for inside/outside ring. They are very beefy, around 30 bucks. They dwarf the craftsman ones that I have, but are still a nice manageable size, and way better made. If you break them, your doing something way wrong. SRPC 9000A is the model #... you can buy them on snap on.com Just make sure the tips aren't to big.

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Old 08-05-2009, 09:43 PM
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Thanks all you guys for your input. I just ordered the SRPC9000A from snapon.com. RIF350guy said they were pretty strong so I will give them a shot.
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I bought a $4 pair of 7" ones made in China from eBay (free shipping) and did both sides off and on. I think you had a bad plier.
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Channel Lock also makes a really nice one as well. I bought one after fighting for years with my cheapo one. That cheapo one however did make it throught taking out the snap rings on the axles. Twice.
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can you spin the snap ring in the groove?

If the answer is no, give it a few taps with a brass punch and a heavy hammer to free it up.

If there is extra pressure on the snap ring for some reason, it'll take a lot more force to pop out of the groove. It should be a rather painless removal.
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I was thinking about that last night TexasRebel. Maybe the axle had the snap ring bound up, or corrosion had the snap ring stuck to the axle. Next time I will hit it with WD40 and pry the axle out from behind to give the snap ring some play, then make sure I can spin it in the groove before trying to take it off. Thanks again
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