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Easier said than done prying the inner out of the transmission. The transmission case is designed in a way that a pry bar, screw driver, and even a slide hammer with a fork cannot get in there to remove it. I feel like I'm gonna pull the car off the jacks with the slide hammer. Any other suggestions?

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I have always pushed the axle back toward the tranny and gave it a good hard **** and they come out.hope it helps

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