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I just replaced rear axle bearings on a 2000 silverado it is still on jack stands,i can spin rear wheels but truck is in park. cannot spin drive shaft

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The truck is in park, this means the parking pawl is engaged to keep the wheels
from moving and it locks the transmission/ driveshaft. Try putting it in neutral instead.

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