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Cv axle removal from transmission

1998 ford escort cv axles won't come out of transmission. had to remove trans because of flexplate broke in middle from crank and torque converter

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Take a pry bar to the side of the tranny and pry the cv out, there is a clip on the shaft of the axle on the inside of the tranny

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  2. Remove the wheel
  3. Loosen the axle nut at the center of the hub
  4. Remove the lower ball joint and tie rod from the hub. Disconnect the strut from the hub.
  5. As you're swinging the hub out of the way, tap the center of the axle stub with a hammer a few times to loosen it, then push it back out of the hub, toward the transmission.
  6. Insert a pry bar between the transmission and inboard CV stub, and gently pry outward in a couple places, until the axle pops out.
  7. Place a drain pan under the inboard stub, and remove it.
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