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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

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  • 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 regeetone@hotmail.com

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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

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

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