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How do I remove and replace driver side drive shaft

I have removed the drive shaft but I don't know how to remove the housing that comes out of the transmission

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The Rubber must have seperated, I assume you have a shaft with 3 Ball bearings on it, covered in grease? If so the part that actually goes into the transmisson is held in by an internal clip. If it is auto its slightly harder to remove that a stick one. At anyrate you'll need a bar and a hammer. You need to shock the piece out of there. It will come, even if it is stubborn. Be sure to clean that other end up very nicely and regrease it all. You'll need a special clamp avaliable at most auto parts store to make the seal for the rubber to steel housing. Some people have been know to use a large diameter hose clamp in a pinch. There are 3 raised spots on the piece going into the transmisson, spin the tranny over untill you have it facing all the way down. Rest you bar aganist that and the edge of the tranny case, near the oil pan/ or side if stick. Hit the end of that with a hammer a few times and the shock will break the clip loose. I assure you that you won't hurt anything by doing this! I can take a picture if needed to show if it won't come. Keep Me updated.

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