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i tried everything. a crow bar and hammer, taking it to car-x, cuting a hole threw the cup of it and puting a bolt throw it and attachin a pull-along to it....nothing... cant get it out. Do i have to drop the transmisson? do i have bad gears? please help.
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1994 Ford escort lx 1.9l
175,000
17'' rims
soon puting a 91 ford escort gt spoiler on
2x12 L5's with a 1500.1 amp
new clutch kit about a year ago

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The half shaft has a c clip that holds it into the tranny. My guess is the clip is stuck and wouldn’t release when you pried it. You might have to remove the driver’s side half shaft and with a really long screwdriver try to release the clip. More fun & double the work….
 

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I know the feeling - of not knowing if it will ever come out, or destroy the transaxle in the process. But...on the total of 6 axles I have worked on, they all finally came out with no damage. (except to my nerves...)
The service manual (the big one from Ford) actually says to 'pry gently'.... HA!! I found that after hammering my 30" truck tire spoon into the gap, then very quickly & forcefully yanking it to one side was what worked. I would say that the 'jarring' helps, -except- that on the drivers side I used a cold chisel driven into the gap between the inner axle cv joint and the transaxle. I used a large framing hammer to drive the chisel down - and the joint came out of the tranny.
The first time I took one of these apart, it was my 92 with the automatic F4EAT tranny. I had to take the tranny out to rebuild it. I hadnt figured how to get the drivers side axle out - so left it in the tranny. Once it was on the workbench, then I was able to hammer a steel wedge and get the axle out.
If you are able to tug on that 'cup' joint with a come-along, try prying between transaxle and the inner end of the 'cup', at the same time; so as to exert a force that evenly works 'straight' out, and doesnt exert a one-sided force. The 'angling' of the axle shaft in the splines in the differential will make it harder for the splines to slide along each other.
 

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Go with the previous suggestion of a light pull with the come-a-long and give the CV cup a moderate smack with a dead blow hammer...it should release the retainer clip. If not, time to pull another axle. :mad: :wink:
 
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