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How do i remove left front axle from a 1993 mercury topaz

The axle is recessed into the transmission and i cant get anything between the axle and trans to pry it out please help its driving me to insanity

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  • 3 Jack up the vehicle using the designated jack points. Then place the jack stands under the pinch welds in the front of the vehicle and lower the vehicle onto the vehicle.
  • 4 Finish loosening the lug nuts and remove the wheel.
  • 5 Loosen the spindle nut using the spindle nut socket attachment on your impact wrench.
  • 6 Loosen and remove the top and bottom bolts on the brake caliper and secure it to the coil springs using the zip ties.
  • 7 Remove the brake rotor. To do this, simply pull the rotor straight off the hub assembly.
  • 8 Separate the lower control arm from the damper fork.
  • 9 Pull the cotter pin out of the bolt holding the lower control arm to the steering knuckle. To do this, you'll need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers.
  • 10 Loosen the bolt holding the lower control arm to the steering knuckle. You'll need to use the tie-rod end puller to do this correctly.
  • 11 Swing the hub and steering knuckle out of the way. You will need to simultaneously negotiate the end of the half shaft out of the hub assembly while getting the hub and steering knuckle out of the way.
  • 12 Pry the half shaft out of the transmission using a flat-head screwdriver. You will need to place the screwdriver tip in between the shaft and the transmission and rotate the screwdriver back and forth, and the shaft will pop out of the transmission.
  • 13 Insert the new half shaft. Make sure that you are inserting the end of the shaft with the retaining ring into the transmission housing. This ring is a "snap ring," meaning that when the shaft is properly inserted and secure, you will hear an audible "snap." Use hard grease to get the snap ring to "float" in the middle of the groove, where it sits on the end of the shaft. Then insert the shaft. If you do not use hard grease to center the ring on the groove, you will not be able to insert the shaft all the way into the transmission.
  • 14 Reassemble the hub assembly and steering knuckle, and put the wheel back on. This will be the reverse of removal.
  • 15 Tighten the lug nuts, lower the vehicle to the ground and do a final torquehow do i remove left front axle from a 1993 mercur - icon1.png on the lug nuts to 100 ft-lb.
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i have a 91 celica st. i went to replace the axle and had the same problem you have. you just need to get enough leverage to try and pry it out. get a large pry bar and get in a spot where you can get behind it on the trans. if that doesnt work if the axle is free from the spindle try pulling out as hard as you can. it will most likely be a pain in the a** but eventually you should be able to get it.

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pull swiftly !!! on the axle hub
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you can purchase a Haynes Manuel at your local auto parts store they have more detail but hose axles are tricky they have a keeper that locks them into place so they dont pop out while you are driving you really need more leverage than a screwdriver

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