I have a question regarding the Throttle body shaft seal replacement. I followed this article1990 Throttle Body Seal replacement
during the process. I pulled it off and got things apart. The old seals where trashed and it needed a lot of cleaning. After making things nice and clean I lubed and inserted the new seals. The smaller seal was inserted so that the solid side faced outwards (side with a slit faced in toward the throttle plate) on the TPS side. The same was done to the larger seal on the spring side. I then lubed the shaft and slid it through. Here is where the problem comes in. I placed the metal washer back over the shaft and attempted to reinstall the E-clip
Every time I try to push the rod up far enough to install the E-clip the smaller seal pops out. Am I just suppose to install the E-clip and metal washer, then push on the shaft to press the seal in?????? Also in the article it says in this order on the TPS side TPS, Rubber Seal, plastic washer, e-clip, then metal washer. When I took mine apart it was TPS, rubber seal, e-clip, plastic washer, metal washer. Thanks for all of your help and input. Any help on installing the e-clip and small seal as well as the order of these parts will be greatly appreciated. Oh by the way I bent the hell out of the old E-clip so I will pick one up tomorrow.