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How do I separate the axle from the tranny? HELP?

I have pryed and pryed like no other on this axle, and it will not separate from the tranny. It‘s my drivers side axle and I dont have a lift so my cars on jack stands. Therefore I dont have much room to get leverage but Im down there with a pry bar and no matter what it wont come loose.Any suggestions?

Answer:

They are held in place by a spring clip in a groove on the shaft. I have removed these in two ways, first by undoing the castle but at the hub center then unbolting the strut from the steering knuckle dopping the suspension down and withdrawing the driveshaft from the hub at the same time. Then pull on the shaft it will come out, you can help it along by putting something heavy metal with a slot over the axle sharply rapping it against the outer cv like a slide hammer. The second way is to remove the shaft etc as I said previously, but instead of pulling on the end of it get a strong metal bar, needs to be at least 5mm thick 2 foor long, and place it between the cv closest point of the gearbox housing then suddenly lever it out. Hope this helps.
May 28, 2018
Most CV axles are held in place by a retainer ring on the inboard end. Not knowing what kind of vehicle there is no way to tell you if there is something other than the retainer ring. Often times prying does not work. Try grasping the axle on the outboard end, push the axle in towards the trans, now pull hard outward. The axle should pop free if it is like most vehicles and just has a snap ring retaining it.
May 28, 2018
Some of the toyotas have seperate gear box and differential lubricants Call your dealer service dept and ask . I have seen corollas with seperate lubrication .
May 28, 2018

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