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Installation of drive axle for 95 metro 1.3L

I have the part in, but not all the way in. Should I tap or hammer it in?

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Yes - there's a snap ring or c-clip on the splined end that goes into the differential, and you have to pop that past the lip of the differential to get it fully seated. Use a rubber mallet, or if you only have a regular hammer, have someone hold the axle straight, and hit the end with the hammer, but put a piece of 2x4 or other wood on the end of the axle and hit it through that so you don't damage the threads at the outer end of the axle. A couple of quick, firm taps is all it should take.

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