I'm rebuilding the ATX on my '88 escort and I have a problem removing the planetary gear assembly from the transaxle. The haynes book I'm following says to just pull it up and out of the way but somehow mine is stuck on the sun gear and I was wondering if I'm missing something. Until now, it was easy sailing. What happened with my escort is that after 130K original miles the gears inside the torque converter gave out and metals shavings were found inside. Some of them found their way inside the transaxle thus I'm rebuilding it. Have to change the radiator as well because the ATX cooler is inside it.