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Offline JS550

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master cylinder snap ring pliers
« on: August 18, 2009, 04:11:48 pm »
So I didnt want to spend the $$ on a pair of m/c snapring pliers to rebuild one m/c. I was talking to an older gent @ local auto parts store & he suggested cutting two small size allen wrenches & grind the tips into small round tips, similar to snapring tips, to fit in my multi cheapie snapring pliers. It worked!
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Re: master cylinder snap ring pliers
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 05:47:06 pm »
Looks like that would work too. Figured there was something here, but still wanted to share this.
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Re: master cylinder snap ring pliers
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 09:42:32 pm »
I just did this today on a master cylinder with a sticking piston. My technique was to press the piston in all the way, and it would stick there, then I took an awl and stuck it in the holes in the snap ring, then pried it out.

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Re: master cylinder snap ring pliers
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 09:53:53 pm »
 I use a HAZET snapring pliers, it works really well..
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Re: master cylinder snap ring pliers
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 04:26:06 am »
I bought a set of needle nose pliers and a grinder wheel for my dremmel. Put the pliers in a vise and go around and around on the end of the pliers until the tips are small enough to go into the holes. IIRC $7 for the pliers and it works like a professionally made tool.
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Re: master cylinder snap ring pliers
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 05:04:06 am »
I got a pair of pliers at Autozone, see the picture.

I believe they would work with the master cylinder - but if not, custom pins can be easily made for them.

Quite clever design actually.