Join Date: Jun 2009
Model: Mercury Sable Wagon
Engine: 3.0L 24v Duratec V6
Rep Power: 23
As far as the Circ clip goes you should be fine reusing the old one as long as it is not bent or developed a burr on it.
Make sure you put some oil on it when reinstalling. I have used transmission fluid or light engine oil.
I recently tired to buy circ clips and they were a dealer item. Not many Dealers carried them in my region. They come in packages of 4 and I think it was about 6 dollars. They are available should you want to use a new one. If the old shaft is very hard to remove it may be a clue that the clip has a burr or is deformed.
The Cardone website gave a brief description of how to install a new circ clip on the half shaft and how to install the half shaft into the tranny to reduce any possible circ clip damage. I don't have the link but I am sure you can find it easy enough.
Last edited by nbpt100; 08-05-2012 at 12:29 PM.