The e-clip attaches to the bottom of your Sanwa JLF series joystick shaft to keep the actuator and spring in place. Players often lose this tiny component and need to replace the original.
The e-clip is made to hold various components in place, so installing it is a bit tricky. First, hold down the spring and actuator with your thumbnail. Second, begin to wedge the e-clip into the JLF shaft groove, located just above the actuator. With a needle-nose plier, attempt to grasp the rounded edge of the e-clip, and then JLF shaft, then squeeze together. The e-clip will secure with a snap.
This will be very difficult to do at first, because the eclip must tightly wrap around the shaft groove diameter; you may find that the e-clip will swivel around the groove.
if you ever change your spring in your stick I suggest having one of these as backup as 45 cents tacked on to an order is much better then waiting on shipping after the fact when it goes flying. I have an extra one in my kit just in case that happens one day Damien
Apr 23rd 2019
Small things are important
The smallest, yet one of the most important things in your stick, since it is holding everything together. It is easy to lose one, when you`re modding the stick, so having them in stock is always a good idea, especially for this reasonable price.Janus
Sep 18th 2018
You never know how much you need one untill you need one great to have in the kit for back-up Jamie
Oct 28th 2017
Great Price and Shipping
When you do something boneheaded and lose the one and only e-clip you have, being able to reorder them at this low price with low shipping makes this site a great place to buy them from.Clark
Aug 2nd 2016
more crucial then you think
i lost a few of these doing simple swaps on my sticks. either you're lucky, and find where the e-clip landed(outside the stick), or you're willing to take your stick apart to find where the e-clip landed. it is definitely worth the cost to buy a few extra e-clips if you own and/or mod multiple sticks. otherwise, it's good to have one extra in case the worst happens.chris
Jun 28th 2016
You can never have too many!
So the JLF E-Clip is one of those things that you never realize how important it is until you lose one. While being such a simple item it is the literal linchpin that keeps your stick working right. I seriously recommend that you have more than a few on hand at all times. You never know if when you're installing "The Link" or putting on a new higher tension spring or what have you will wind up having you lose your old E-Clip, and then you're stuck. Buy these, buy a lot of them. Argnoth
Mar 21st 2016