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Dear Stuck Half Shaft.....
These little puppies can sometimes be's what ya do...get the car up as high as humanly possibly so you can have a little wiggle room underneath there.Make sure you support it with jackstands.Get a drip pan to catch some fluid and a slightly curved prybar a little longer than two feet long. Drag that prybar and drippan with you underneath the car.When you have the outer part of the halfshaft loose from the veicle stick tha prybar right between the trans and the inner part knuckle of the halfshaft...give it a couple firm solid bursts of yank....and the clip on the inner shaft will let go....then VIOLA!!! you can install the new halfshaft!!! Any other questions I'm here to help!!!

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