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Step 17: Install down pipe with spring clips

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Here is how I got it to work.
  • First installed passenger side clip from under the car.
    • Held up the downpipe with my knee while attaching the clip
  • Install driver side clip from above the car.
    • I was able to pull the bottom of the pipe towards the drivers side, stretching the passenger side clip.  This  made it possible to install clip.  
    • It was hard to get the clamp off
Here is a link to the socket set I have Stanley 97-126 11 Piece 1/2-Inch Drive Metric Deep Impact Socket Set  
 
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rseidman123 days ago

Where can I purchase the spring clamp replacement/removal tool. What is yours specifically called? Trying to find cheaper than $22 on Amazon.

marc.cryan (author)  rseidman121 days ago
I think this is the one I used:
http://www.partsplaceinc.com/products/product-detail.aspx?keyword=VW+Exhaust+Spring+Clip+Tool+VW+-120-849&s=194&&sku=3515

You could probably make one.