This lock ring holds an overdrive piston in place. I have a set of lock ring pliers but there is nothing to grab onto. There is a gap in the ring but all I can figure out how to do there is expand the ring which doesn't do any good. I could pry it out but the metal is very soft and would get all banged up.
How can I get this lock ring out?
My solution: This plus put a flathead in the notch on the ring and twist plus a little bit of prying. Then work it around and eventually rotate the ring out by hand. ...A sliver of aluminum came out on the bottom edge of a small part of the ring's channel but I am pretty sure its okay.