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Reinstalation of driver-side axle into manual trans.94 saturn

I just pulled the engine and transmision to change the clutch,throw bearing, and pressure plate. I have everything back in place for the most part. My prblem is I can't seem to re-seat the axle into the trans.on the driverside. I have no idea if I need a specialised tool or just a savy trick.

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No trick sometimes the splines are tight. also check the ring clip to make sure it is in place this is what snaps in to hold axle in trany. you can use a block of wood and a sledge ham to bang end of axle into trany. just hold tight so c.v. joint does not bent while banging it.

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