Thanks! I had a mechanic lined up to do this on the side but he stood me up, this is a little more of a job than I prefer to do but I needed it fixed ASAP. (that didn't work out to well)
Yes I push the ABS sensors in to remove the C clips, they were a pain to get to move at first, but a little WD40 helped.
I am a little confused though when you say:
Originally Posted by rtg143
You wouldn't be able to put the C-clips on with the spider gears in.
I have read up on this job and most threads say be careful not to let the spider gears fall out and you can do a bearing / axle replacement without them being removed. Is this correct? Not that it matters now in my case.
Sounds like my bearing / seal might not have been in completely so I may have diverted a costly error with the gears coming out!
Thanks as always. I have a feeling I will need a drink when this is all done and owe you one as well.