I have already removed the right axle. I just popped it out of the transaxle but the left side has an intermediate shaft. Does the left side pop off the intermediate shaft? Or how does the left axle come off?
Yes, the left (driver) side pops off similar to the right side, however, it just pops off of the intermediate shaft instead of the transaxle. for some reason the first time i had tried it, it would not move. later when i tried it again it came off easily. go figure!
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Do youself a favor and replace the whole halfshaft. Disconnect lower control arm from spindle, remove axle nut move strut spindle outward from bottom, pop axle from transaxle, sometimes it takes a prybar to get it to move. ( be careful of axle seal). Fluid will run out. Compare new halfshaft to old one if ok push into transaxle till fully engaged then re-assemble
best done on a lift, but there are 2 ways. 1- purchase a slide hammer from any auto parts or harbor freight, and get the cv axle remover adapter to screw on the end. Slide between the axle where it meets the trans and operate the slide hammer. (Assuming you are already with unbolting the wishbone, lower ball joint, etc...) 2- is to wedge a prybar between the axle and transmission to pop it out. The wrong leverage can destroy your transmission.
Hope this is not your first, if it is you picked a tough one to learn on. Here goes:1 disconnect negative battery cable 2 Raise and support the car, a lift is the best tool for the job here, but you can do this on jackstands, they just need to be tall ones at least 2 feet of clearance under the car. 3 Install engine holding fixture, this supports the back of the engine when you remove the crossmember and trans.4 remove left front wheel, seperate ball joint remove drive axle retaining nut then remove drive axle from transaxle by prying at joint closest to transaxle. Do not pull on the outer joint or you will pull the inner joint apart. 5 place transmission jack under transaxle pan. 6 remove bolts from crossmember then remove the crossmember 7 remove inspection cover then remove three torque converter bolts 8 remove transmission cooling lines from fittings on transmission 9 remove shift cable 10 unplug 4 wire plug from front side of transmission 11 remove 6 bolts from bell housing 12 remove speedometer cable 13 remove three bolts from around right hand drive axle, then pry axle loose from transmission. You do not need to remove axle from car, just let it hang.14 pull transmission away from engine far enough to disengage the alignment dowels and finish pulling right hand drive axle from transmission housing then lower the transmission to the floor 15 pull transmission from under vehicle.
To remove the driver side cv axle:
place a large flathead screwdriver between the transaxle housing and the axle. Then place a chisel behind the screwdriver. The order will be: transaxle housing, chisel, flat screwdriver, axle.
Then give the chisel a hit or two with a hammer and it should pop out with ease.
Assuming you have the spindle off - you need a pry bar between the inner mount and the transaxle. Give it a bit of a snap as it is held in with a lock ring around the spline. Note the gap - when replacing it - pop it in fairly well till you feel the snap ring lock back into position. If you are replacing it - inspect the new one - the lock ring should already be installed.
To change the CV axle, you have to remove the lower ball joint, remove the axle nut, remove from hub, (you can pull the strut out far enough to do this), and the axle will pull out. Install in reverse order. Sounds like you were trying to remove the transmission.
Removal (3000GT AWD) 1. Remove air cleaner cover, air hoses and vacuum pipe. Remove air cleaner, intake hose, battery, battery tray and washer tank. 2. Disconnect transaxle control cables and speedometer cable. Raise and support vehicle. 3. Remove both inner fender splash shields. Remove clutch tube bracket and disconnect clutch release cylinder (including clutch damper assembly on FWD models) and wire aside. Support transaxle assembly with jack and disconnect upper transaxle mount. Remove mount, bracket, plug and stoppers. 4. Remove transaxle assembly upper coupling bolts. Disconnect tie rod ends and lower arm ball joints. Remove right support member, starter cover (if equipped) and starter. 5. Remove left side bearing bracket mounting bolts and pry left axle shaft from transaxle. Wire left axle shaft and inner shaft assembly aside. Pry right axle shaft from transaxle and wire aside. 6. Remove front bank side and rear bank side transaxle stays. Support transaxle assembly with a transmission jack. Remove transaxle assembly lower coupling bolts and lower transaxle from vehicle. 7. Insert a clutch alining tool to prevent pressure plate and clutch disc from falling. Loosen pressure plate bolts gradually in a crisscross pattern to avoid warping pressure plate flange. Remove pressure plate and clutch disc.