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How do I take off these plastic buttons that are attaching the shroud to my car?

Put a screwdriver in the slot on the side and gently raise up the center section. You may need to work it from both sides. Once the center section is raised, it should look something like this: Once ...
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Circlip removal when pliers are too large

While using pliers may be the best way to remove this circlip, another method would be to just use a flat tip screwdriver. Place one side into the notch and then twist to get the other side into the ...
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Circlip removal when pliers are too large

Snap-ring pliers can be obtained with various sizes and orientations for the plier pins: (photo from Motion Pro) You need pliers whose pins are close enough together (and small enough) to fit between ...
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Circlip removal when pliers are too large

That isn't a circlip, this is a grip ring. They are stronger than circlips, and normally reside on an smooth shaft, without notch. Therefor they have a larger clamping force. I found that they are ...
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Extracting piston rod's "wire" C clips

Those gudgeon pin clips are the fiddly type! .. Get a sharp engineers angled scribe or similar, and try to lever one end of the C-clip away from the piston just enough the get a small narrow blade ...
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