So was there a domed washer fitted to the shaft under the joint? If not, and the joint goes on tightly up to the shoulder and there is just enough room to get the circlip into the groove then happy days. If there is space beneath the circlip, after you've fitted the joint, about washer thickness, then you've got a fight on your hands to fit it correctly. They may not have been done correctly previously...bear that in mind! Edit. Hit the inner race when the joint is.on the shaft with a hammer on a socket thats bigger than the shaft to seat to joint, then youll see how much space there is for the circlip and possibly the spring spacer/washer.