2 7/8″ Small Snap Ring
The 2 7/8 in. Small Snap Ring is the smaller retainer that holds the Bronze Composite Back Plate Bearing Kit (#75619) into place. Using the ring is the correct installation method for the backplate bearing. We recommend using snap ring pliers to remove and install new retainers.
A retaining ring is a fastener that holds components or assemblies onto a shaft or in a housing/bore when installed typically in a groove. Once installed, the exposed portion acts as a shoulder that retains the specific component or assembly.