This this axle nut is going no where. At least for me its not since I dont have access to fire. I bent and almost broke a pry bar and a breaker bar trying to get it off. But I had to get this half shaft out to remove the motor/transmission. Heres how I did it. Hopefully someone finds this useful. First thing I did was remove the lower ball joint from the control arm. Second thing was disconnect the outer tie rod from the spindle. The next thing I did was removed the (2) inner bolts (towards the middle of the car) from the strut in the engine compartment and LOOSENED the outer (2) bolts. I loosened them enough that the strut could pivot left to right but still be held in place. As you can see, only alittle over half of the nut is threaded. With the ball joint, outer tie rod disconnected, the strut can now pivot enough that the half shaft can be taken out of the transmisson. From underneath the car, I was able to use about a 2ft pry bar to pop the half shaft out of the transmisson. You should already have the splash shield removed from the wheel well at this point. If not, remove it. the half shaft can then be lowered underneath the car. I was then able to turn the strut (since it is dissconnected from the ball joint and tie rod. When turning the strut, swing the half shaft out from underneath the car. I then grabbed some zip ties and hung it from the bottom of the car. Do this keeps the half shaft joints straight while you are removing the rest of the transmisson/engine. Hope this helps.