Originally Posted by Scot
I lied, I started digging into this thing before my parts got here. Too eager to see what's inside. Got the whole clutch assembly out, but I am fighting with snap rings. My snap ring pliers arent doing the trick. Any tips? Trying not to fight them too much and ruin them. Am I being too careful?
The snap rings are thick and pretty big.
My snap ring pliers are made by snap-on tools. I didn't have a problem with them, but I would recommend maybe trying to find a decent pair so when you go back together you can safely install the new rings without damaging them.
Also there is a real thick one that needs to removed around the drive clutches. I destroyed it getting it off. My snap ring pliers would not separate the ring. Lots of prying and twisting got it loose.
That was a piece that I had to order before reinstalling the internals.
Take some pics of your project.
How are the reverse clutches and plates? Are they worn bad or warped by chance?