View Full Version : Rear axle stuck

Mad Cow
02-24-2011, 02:22 PM
I'm in the middle of changing my rear diff seals but I can't get the axle separated from the flange. I undid all 6 bolts but it's just not coming out. Is there a trick to this? I also disconnected the upper suspension link so there's nothing pushing the axle toward the flange. I already tried hammering a flathead screwdriver into the lip that runs between the inner CV joint and flange but it's really awkward with the exhaust in the way (I can't fully drop it because it's welded after the cats.) Would it be safe to just hammer the side of the joint until it separates?

02-24-2011, 04:30 PM
Hammer, hammer and hammer more. It literally took me about an hour of hammering to disconnect the drive shaft from the transmission.

02-24-2011, 04:31 PM
pry bar worked for my fronts