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Driveshaft hello half of my bro drive haft fell out and the bit with the splines that go's in the gearbox is still in and i carnt get it out how dus it come out

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The shafts are held into the transaxle pinion gears with a circlip (a sort of c shaped clip that sits in a groove in the splined section of the half shaft that goes through the pinion gear). They do come lose but it takes just the right amount of radial force and sometimes that is hard to achieve.
leetamara's solution may work but its never so good to remove both half shafts becasue in some transaxles, it requires at least one half shaft to be in place to keep the whole diff assembly from falling down and then you need to remove the enitre engine and transaxle and ...

I'd suggest first trying to pry it out in any way you can which is what you were supposed to do anyway and I believe there sahould be a way to put a pry bar between the big think balance part of the shaft (or the remaining side of the C/V joint ) and the transaxle case. Howwever, there are many different half shaft designs and some have just a simple shaft with splines ansc lips on both ends on the transaxle end so there is no place to pry once the C/V joint is disassembled.

If that is the case, you may just have to try leetamara's way and hope for the best. Better yet, check any 88 Escort repair manual because it will surely let you know if you can remove both shafts and if not, then what I would try forst is to temporarily clip the C/V joint back together (partially reassemble) on the car and then use the joint to gain better leverage or a place to pry between becasue you do not want the differrental parts to drop.

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You'll have to remove the other side axle and place a screw driver or something to knock the other half of the axle out of the trans. from behind.

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