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  • #16
    I feared it was a buddy situation. I don't think the wifes thumbs will push that spring in LOL. I was hoping it was a common tool or something. Thanks Red.

    I tried using three open end wrenches with a 3/4 on the bottom (size of the snap ring) and got it almost all the way before I ran out of thread on the nut. Argh....
    Last edited by gnarly; 03-27-2008, 08:55 PM.

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    • #17
      Thunbs are common tools. Most of us have a couple. Maybe wifey can tap it in place while you push the plate down. AHHHHHHHHHH......... LOL Try spraying some Crunch Enhancer on it, should slide right on.
      Last edited by redtail; 03-27-2008, 09:02 PM.

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      • #18
        Do you mean the new non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant?

        I got it on there finally. I ended up rekeying the lock plate so that I could use the narrow ridge on the inside of it for my ***** hair that I couldn't get earlier. Also, in gnarly land tool J-23653 consisted of 4 open end wrenches, 3/4 on the bottom, and 5/8's on the top, then I compressed them all together with the wheel nut and finally got that lock ring in after about 30 tries. Thanks for the motivational speech, that was all I needed

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        • #19
          you can buy a lock plate compressor at any auto parts store for less than 10$ or even borrow one from some stores like Autozone...you can also turn the bolts around in a steering wheel puller and put some nuts in there to essentially turn the tool around

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          • #20
            Thanks Captain. I may be investing in one of those. I didn't know they existed. I'd have paid 20 last night.

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            • #21
              yea, the first time i took mine off i played with it till my fingers bled trying to get it back on...then another tech where i work walked over and held it down for me...i went out and bought the lock plate compressor so i could do it by myself if need be

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