How do you get a locking washer off?
Use a flathead screwdriver to pry the lock washer loose. If removing a split washer, place the screwdriver head under the washer or inside the split. If removing a toothed washer, place the head under one of the teeth. Work the screwdriver head under the circumference of the washer if it doesn’t immediately pry up.
How do you remove a pin from a lawn mower tire?
Grasp the curved portion of the cotter pin with pliers and pull it straight out to remove it from the axle spindle. If the legs of the pin are bent to keep it in place, use the pliers to straighten them before attempting to pull out the pin.
Does lock washer go on before flat washer?
Ideally the lock washer goes into the threaded fastener first followed by the flat washer. This way the lock washer adds tension to the fastener assembly. The flat washer can be used on the bolt side, nut side or both.
Should you use a flat washer with a lock washer?
In most cases where the bolt is easier to turn, the bolt has a round head that will cause less damage anyway. For the same reason, lock washers always go on the nut side to stop the nut moving. Lock washers are almost always used with a flat washer as well. The nut is also often smaller in profile than the bolt head.
How do you remove a circlip without holes?
If you need to remove a circlip that doesn’t have holes on the ends, it is recommended to use a pair of narrow tip pliers. The fine tips of the pliers should be able to securely hold the snap ring and enable careful removal.
Why is it important to remove the retaining clips?
If left on the hubs, the stud clips can cause major vibration issues and damage to the wheel and the vehicle when aftermarket wheels are installed. If your vehicle has these on the studs, they need to be removed before you install your new wheels.