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I NEED HELP
I am trying to put a clutch in my 96 ford escort lx with a 1.9 and i can't get the axles out of the hubs. I have disconnected the tie-rods, taken the main nut off and I can move the axle out some of the way but it won't come all the way out. I am also having a problem with my drivers side tie-rod; the nut on the bottom is turning with the stud, so that means that the stud has snapped off in the tie-rod end, but the nut and the peice of the stud are turing together and they will not come out, I have been pounding on it with a hammer for too long and I am really getting pissed off at it. If anyone has any advise it would be greatly apreciated.

BTW- I have a haynes manual and it is not helping me with these problems at all.

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ok its easier to pry it out of ur transmission, u need to PRY out that axle on the driver's side. then the pass side is only held on by a bracket on back of engine. i'm assuming that the 1.9 still has a spyder gear transmission. in that case u need to get a pry bar between the cv shaft and the transmission and pry it. NOW do not sit there and put constant pressure on it, just put strong pumps against it and it will eventually pop out. As for the tie bar, no, that stud is supposed to spin. so that way it allows for less resistance when ur wheel turns.. What has happened prolly is the same that happened to me. Once i got the bolt off i couldnt get the tie bar out of the wheel hub so i hit it with a hammer. i ruined the threads and had to re die it. hope i helped.
 

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thanks for your help 925spdgt. So your saying just pull the axles out of the tranny and leave them in the hubs, I never though of trying that because in tmy haynes maual it is telling me to take them all the way off. It's worth a shot. My pasenger side tier-od stud did not turn with the bolt and it came out with no problem, on the drivers side the stud is turning with the bolt and it will not come off, that is why I think it is snapped off inside of the tie-rod end and it is just caught on somthing and that is why I can't get it out.

thanks again
 
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