I was just offering some helpful advice based on experience that I've obtained from rebuilding rears, far as making a tool to turn the backlash adjusters, the point I was trying to make is your really just wasting your time making a tool when you can just do it an easier way and get the job done quickerYour talking about backlash, which has nothing to do with bearing preload. I know what the clips are for, and I'm sure you could back the adjusters of with them. I wouldn't recommend putting it back together that way though. If anyone wants the procedure out of the factory service manual let me know. I think we are missing the point of this thread, which is how to make the right tool for the job for very little money. I'm sure there are other ways to do things, there always are.