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Hi, i have a 1995 toyota camry that i am trying to remove the driver side axle from the transmission. i hve tried wedging out with a crow bar, screw driver, my hands, and even tried tapping it with a hammer but it will not move. is there a way to remove the axle or a device that i can get to take out the axle?..

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The strut needs to be removed/disconnected from the lower control arm. If this is not done you will not get the shaft out. The only way to get the cup to disengage from the differential in the gearbox is by brute force. It locates in the differential/transaxle by way of a snap ring at the end of the shaft. You cannot get at the snapring because it is inside the gearbox. Your crowbar was a step in the right direction. Remember to rotate the shaft a little at a time as you try to pry it out. You may also try to use a slide hammer.
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