Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

Separating the drive axle from tranny on a 94 chevy cavalier

I am trying to separate the drive axle from the spline gear on the tranny but it wont pull off, I tried prying it with a screw driver but that didn't pop it loose either. How much pressure can i put on this to get it off and am I going to damage the spline gear. Also, is the entire thing going to come out of the tranny or is it suppossed to just pop off the outer portion, the replacement part I have looks like its just suppossed to slide onto the spline gear coming out of the tranny.

need advice on the best way to get this off without damaging things, have to get this done today. thanks

Posted by on

  • John Jon May 11, 2010

    the inner cv joint your working spleen with a ring half way on the saft ??? looks like a loop ring! email me



2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 2,039 Answers

Put the pry bar between the drive axel and trasm its only a c clip holding it in place **** the pry bar give it a few wack it gonna come off you wont break nothing sometime those c clip are a pain

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 255 Answers

Hi, you need to apply some presure to it but it will come out ,try a pry bar , C1

Posted on Jan 04, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do you pull a 1979 gmc jimmy 4x4 rear right axle

QU40221 19 Spline Outer Axle Shaft for 1977 to 1991 Chevy, GMC Corporate GM 10 Bolt Front Axle is a genuine original equipment outer axle stub shaft for all GM 10 Bolt front axles in 1977 to 1991 Chevy Blazers, GMC Jimmys, and Suburbans, plus Chevy, GMC 4x4 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton Pickups. The splined end on these new axle shafts has three snap ring grooves in three places so they are compatible with all types of automatic and manual lockout hubs plus all full-time solid splined drive gears.

Also available while supplies last: QU40221U Used Outer Axle Shaft with 3 snap ring grooves and QU40660UUsed Inner Axle Shafts with 2 snap ring grooves (QU40660U is not compatible with automatic locking hubs)

see this vdio

Apr 01, 2015 | GMC Jimmy Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Front end grinding

The end of the drive axle that goes into the diff is in splined into the side gear of the diff and will be dry as there would be no way to stop the oil coming out of the diff past the splines. The diff seal runs on the outside of the side gear and seals the oil in the diff. The drive axle slides in and out of the splined section to compensate for the changing lengths of the axle on turns. Grease on the splines would be a big help as it would allow the splines to move when under drive load.. Check the hub bearings for condition and adjustment and check the hub itself for wear indicators.

Dec 14, 2013 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

I have a 2002 ford focus and changed the drive axle on the drivers side and it wont drive now

if you mean wont pull off in gear . it's probaly the axle is not in the tranny far enough - you hear or feel a locking sound when it goes in . sometimes you have to push or hit them where they will lock

Nov 05, 2010 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus

1 Answer

I am trying to remove the drivers side axle of a 2001 mazda protege, is there a locking mechanism? How do I best go about getting it out of the transmission?

It has a ring on it that sits in an indent in the tranny. Push the axle in and then **** it straight out. Don't pry, as you could damage the splines.

Sep 14, 2010 | Mazda Protege Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I'm trying to replace my ball joints on my 1997 ford ranger and was wondering how I remove the axle shafts? Do I have to remove the whole front end?

No, but you might have to separate the tie rod ends as well as the lower ball joints. With the axle nut off, have someone use a long pry bar between the a-frame and the car frame or fender skirt to pull the a-frame down and separate the lower ball joint. Then swing the hub away from the truck until it clears the a-frame. Next, pull the axle from the hub and finally pull it straight out of the tranny. You might need a drip pan in case the tranny leaks with the axle out.

Sep 05, 2010 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How di i install frontr axle on 97 eclipse

Try lining up the splines on the axle with the tranny, then tap the end of the axle (goes thru the wheel hub) with a brass hammer. Should be tight, but dont hit it hard enough to damage the axle shaft. If it still wont go in, look at the splines on the transaxle, they may be damaged.

Jun 13, 2010 | 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

1 Answer

How do I replace a CV axle for a 1992 ford taurus

It's easier to put in a rebuilt axle. The steps are as follows
  1. Remove the brake caliper, pads, and rotor.
  2. Remove the axle nut.
  3. Remove the lower ball joint retaining bolt and separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle.
  4. Push the splined axle out of the knuckle.
  5. Then, use a pry bar to pop the axle shaft out of the transmission. Insert the new axle shaft and give it a tap with a hammer to pop the "C" clip into position.
  6. Then reverse the procedure.

Make sure you only do one side at a time. If you pull both axles, the side gears in the transmission can slip out of place, causing a real headache.

Sep 23, 2009 | 1992 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

How do i fix a driveshaft on a 1995 vw golf

take off the wheel.
remove the nut at the end of the axle.36mm socket or so.
on the lower control arm there is a castle nut with a cotter pin.take out the pin and remove the castle nut.
then with a pry bar,put pressure on the lower control arm so the ball joint is free out of the lower control arm. pull on and swing away the hub assembly until it clears the spline from the outer axle.swing the hub out of the way so the axle can be pulled out of the transmission.
tie it out of the way with a tie down cord.
using a prybar,separate the inner axle knuckle from the transmission.
there is a spring on the end of the inner spline,some are quite tight on there.
remove the axle.

installation is reverse of the above.
first the shaft is put into the transmission, then you will have to hammer it in until it "sets". use a soft material like wood on the end of the axle .do not hit the spline directly with a hammer,it will damage the splines!
make sure not to damage the transmission seal where the drive shaft goes will lose a little transmission fluid and will have to top it up.once the shaft is installed,turn it and make sure it meshes proper inside the transmission. then move the hub into place over the driveshaft.tighten the axle shaft to vw torque spec.
install the lower ball joint into the control arm and tighten the castle nut to vw torque spec.and install a new cotter pin.
install the wheel nuts and torque to spec.
alot of heroes out there use a straight impact gun and that can bend rims,rotors and cause other problems.TORQUE them.they are 80lb ft for a reason, not 300 lb/ft like an air gun.a torque extension bar is perfect and an 80 lb stick is about 20 dollars.
it takes a special stick to measure the vw tranny fluid if it is an automatic.a dealer will be able to check it unless you want the vw special tool for that.
tools needed will be an impact gun,axle nut socket,torque wrench,socket set with 1/2 inch drive,36"pry bar,jack stands,and a trouble light .
it takes about half an hour to do if you do alot of them.
go slow do it right and it may take a couple hours,but you will feel good about it.

Sep 14, 2009 | 1995 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Mazda 626

First put a jackstand under the car have it jacked up fairly high where you can get under it easily then take a really strong regular screw driver or a small pry bar slide up between tranny and the axle piece you are trying to get out and tap with your hand or a rubber mallet the bottom of the pry bar or the handle of the screw driver towards the opposite side of the car of what you are working on.

May 18, 2009 | 2000 Mazda 626

2 Answers


You'll have to remove the other side axle and place a screw driver or something to knock the other half of the axle out of the trans. from behind.

Jun 11, 2008 | 1988 Ford Escort EXP

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Logo

Related Topics:

90 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

77194 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides