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Cant get the cv axle out of my 99 regal gs. On the new axle theres a chip on end of shaft go into trans. Is that whats keepin the old ine from coming out

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Yup... You have to get a prybar in behind the inner joint and give it a push in order to release the axle assembly. Sometimes it takes 2 prybars to snap it free. There are special tools/wedges for doing this

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