How to Access the C-Clip to Remove Car Axles

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Remove car axles by removing the c-clips in the differential, which retains the axles; learn how from our expert custom-car mechanic in this free auto-remodeling video.

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See those springs in there. These guys right here. You've heard people talk about posi rear end or a non-posi rear end. When a car goes around a corner, the outside wheel has to travel further than the inside wheel. So each car has a differential in the drive axle. This has a positrack style because it's a high horsepower, high performance car. Those springs there push on clutches which only allow one wheel to spin slightly faster than the other. So when you mash on the throttle you look cool and you spin two tires instead of looking like you borrowed your dad's overhorsepowered Cadillac and you just spin one wheel. So this pin right here has to be removed. Mark's going to pull this bolt out which retains this pin. When he does that the pin right here will drop out of the way and allow the axle, which I have my finger on right there, to come in just a little bit. And there's a c-clip right there, I can move it with my finger, that c-clip is what retains the axles. So he'll push the axle in a little bit after removing the center pin and that c-clip will fall out.

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