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1993 Ford Festiva GL cv axle broke off in tranny. Need advice on how to remove safely without damaging tranny.

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Use a prybar to separate the halfshaft from the transaxle. Is the inner cv joint still attached, so you can pry against it?

Posted on May 24, 2011

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take a pry bar to the side of the tranny and pry the cv out, there is a clip on the shaft of the axle on the inside of the tranny

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-use common sence and block the car up safely before working on it.
-Remove wheel
-Remove large spindle nut on end of axle shaft. (loosen the nut before jacking up the car unless you are using an impact wrench)
-disconnect tie rod from spendle
-disconnect lower ball joint
-push the axle shaft through the spendle and pull the spendle unit aside. hold out of the way with mechanics wire.
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