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Clicker clamp pliers

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In taking the engine air cleaner apart on my 2013 ML350 to replace the filter I had to take off one clicker type clamp(not sure if that is the actual name or not). So I bought a pliers for the clamp which came off easy but I had trouble getting the clamp to lock back on. Looking at the pliers it looks like there are two different directions you can use it, one for removing and one for installing, could someone post a video or simple direction on how to use the pliers.
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Remember there are no stupid questions so.....

In taking the engine air cleaner apart on my 2013 ML350 to replace the filter I had to take off one clicker type clamp(not sure if that is the actual name or not). So I bought a pliers for the clamp which came off easy but I had trouble getting the clamp to lock back on. Looking at the pliers it looks like there are two different directions you can use it, one for removing and one for installing, could someone post a video or simple direction on how to use the pliers.

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If they are the clamps Iím thinking about I donít think you can reuse them. I canít imagine they would have a clamp like that to change the air filter. Normally itís a regular screw type clamp and a few torx screws.
Your probably better of replacing it with a normal clamp for next time you change it.



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Remember there are no stupid questions so.....

In taking the engine air cleaner apart on my 2013 ML350 to replace the filter I had to take off one clicker type clamp(not sure if that is the actual name or not). So I bought a pliers for the clamp which came off easy but I had trouble getting the clamp to lock back on. Looking at the pliers it looks like there are two different directions you can use it, one for removing and one for installing, could someone post a video or simple direction on how to use the pliers.

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I have found that removing the Clic-R clamp requires the slotted jaw against the dimpled side of the clamp and the straight jaw opposing it.
Installing requires using both straight jaws.


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The Clic-R clamps are supposed to be reusable, but I will never again do so...after replacing the fuel filter on my W164 diesel and having one of them come loose while driving. If I find myself having to deal with one, I'll replace it with a regular hose clamp.
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Yes, they have one side that is "snaggle-tooth" or "fanged" for want of a better description, and the other side is smooth.
To remove the clic r clamp, place the fanged side over the end of the clamp that is to be lifted up and snapped off, which you apparently did in removing it. To install, just flip the tool around and use the smooth side on that part of the clamp.
On my 2015 I removed the clamp nearest the air box, and the fanged end was closest to the front of the vehicle when removing the clamp.

It was so easy to remove and replace, and absolutely zero damage or stress to the clamp. It's as tight and solid as it was before I did it, and I see no reason to think that it won't last the life of the car and multiple future removals. Yes, you need the right tool, and use it properly, but when you do it's really cool.

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