This may be a dumb question but it has been blocking progress on my current project
. I went to the dealership to grab a couple of these retaining clips at $10 a pop, and I can't figure out how to lock them in place. I've been using needle-nose pliers, and occasionally a hammer and punch, to try to get them in place but to no avail, it's only marring my thermostat housing.
I've seen that you're supposed to push down on the sensor/sender. I've tried that, and wiggling in all directions. Going slow, fast, hammering it, easing it in. None of it works.
The clip will fit easily in the blank space where it's supposed to go without the sensor/sender there. It also clips easily onto the space on the sensor/sender. However once it's in the unit it simply won't go on. It'll go about halfway, then when i touch it it'll slip loose again.
I'd really appreciate some help on this silly little task I can't seem to grasp ... It's the only thing holding me back and it's making me extremely frustrated!