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Trans axles I need to replace transmission and i'm not sure how the tran axles come apart. not sure it they seperate at the transmission or if you need to remove the whole axle?

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Remove whole axle.. take strut assembly and steering gear apart ,. then big nut at hub, pull strut/steering linkage away from axle out of center...then pop inner axle shaft out of transmission , with drip pan underneath as you will flow trans fluid from there..do both sides then separate trans and drop...good luck

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