was out on the floor with the rest of the parts. Used a mirror to look inside and there was no clip. When re-assembling I just fit the back of the rod
into the divot and rested the front gently on the bottom of the cylinder hole. I then carefully put the cylinder in place inserting the rod
and taking care not to pull foward. Everything engages properly. Seems to be sandwiched in just right.
I tried inserting the rod
with the clip in place using a long piece of fuel line to hold it in place and guide it. I ran out of patience but I think it will work, it was just tough guiding it using a mirror.... all my movements where backwards.[:o)] Gonna try it again in the spring at my cousins shop so I'm not crawling around on the floor. I'll take the oil filter out next time too to give a little extra room. Might try to use my helmet cam that I use for mountainbiking instead of using a mirror. If I set that up with a monitor I think I'm good to go.
I'm gonna use a metal tube and hold the clip still with a rubberband then give the tube a whack!
Thanks for the pics Shaun. I saw those in one of the other threads I was reading. One of the ones that actually gave me hope of fitting this without removing the trans. Got 2 good ideas from those.