Oh Well....it didn't work!
My son came over and I gave him a detail report of what was happening. We took it all apart and push the shaft back in. Giving it a tap with a hammer he swore he heard the clip "snap".
We put the strut back on the A arm, connected the steering linkage and commenced putting the rotor back on. While tightening the locknut for the rotor we noticed the shaft coming out of the Diff.
We repeated the same procedure the second time with the exception that we lifted the strut up with a floor jack getting the shaft as straight as possible. We finished the assembly, including the tire and lowered back to the ground. Walah-it stayed together!!
Well, wishful thinking anyway. We took it for a ride (About a mile) and checked it when we returned. Although it didn't fall out, and it was still splined, it was not being held by the circlip.
As you recall my previous statement that the splines on the old shaft seemed to be exposed for an extended period of time? I think thats the case again.
I'm going to pick up new circlips on my next business trip, but I really don't think it's a circlip problem.
Gary-I'll call you when I get back to town.
Edited by Ridgekid (03/02/13 11:25 AM)
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