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Ka Drivers Side Cv Joint - No Circlip

04 October 2013 - 08:28 PM

I've been trying to work on my daughters 2004 Ford KA and fix a host of MOT fail problems.  In doing so Ive damaged the boot on the drivers side outer cv joint.  Oh hum I thought better replace it so I removed the old one and cleaned up the joint only to discover that there is no circlip - as described in Haynes manual.   Ive tried inserting some circlip pliers but the joint is too small; I tried a safety pin and it only just fits. Is there a varient where there is no circlip - I don't know what to do :-( and she's coming home from holiday tomorrow.  I really don't want to give in and go to ford as I might as well have paid their extortionate prices in the first place and saved myself the pain of 2 weeks lying on the garage floor!   Ive attached a picture of the joint in case anyone can help