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Am unable to remove cv axle, coil spring is compressed, strut is loose in spindle, lower a-frame is bottomed against frame rail, it's like a 1/2 inch from coming out, but i can't seem to figure out how to get the spindle to swing out to unspline one end or the other or both ends of the cv axle ???

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Here's a great video that should help you out. It will show you how to remove the axle in your Taurus.">

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  1. First you need to remove the tire rod ball joint from the spindle. (This is the middle ball joint on the spindle) (the spindle holds the wheel) Remove that bolt.
  2. Now take a mallet and hit the side of the spindle a couple good times and the arm will come loose.
  3. Lift it up and pull it to one side.
  4. Now the next thing to do is remove that lower ball joint.This is the bottom bolt on the spindle. You will need a pry bar and while your hitting the side of the spindle you will pry down until the lower ball joint and the spindle separate. You may need to pry the clamp apart too. This is where you removed that bolt from. This one can be a pain but is necessary.
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  6. You will now remove the axle bolt.
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  8. Once the spindle moves out from the axle then turn the spindle and move it just to one side of the axle.
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