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Re: Axel retainer ring??
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Yep.......that snap ring is the endo control for the axle. You see, because of the steering knuckle and the u-joint not sharing the exact same geometry, they can only tie the axle shaft on one end, and that end is the outer end due to the fact that the fit has to be more precise. In the inside, the splines can "float" in the bore of the differential side gear.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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