Auto reoair

Tiny
KEWALT
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  • 1996 CHRYSLER LHS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
I have a ’96 Chrysler LHS w/ ABS. The half shaft went bad and I am trying to replace it. I cannot get the old shaft out. Everyone tells me it will just pop out with a snap of a pry bar there is a snap ring that has to break. I guess I am not a good snapper because the shaft will not move. Does the old shaft come out completely or does it separate at the joint near the transmission. I can’t screw this up…. Way over budget due to all the parts have to replace which were removed with a saw and drill (lots of rust).

Thanks for any help you can give.
Keith
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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 8:26 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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A snap ring that has to break? Really. I assume you're trying to get it out of the transmission, not the wheel bearing end. Head down to an auto parts store that borrows tools and get a slide hammer with the cv joint pulling shoe. Hook that shoe behind the inner joint and wail on the slide hammer. There's no snap ring in there. There is a stub shaft coming out of the transmission, and the inner cv joint slides over that shaft. It's just stuck tight and doesn't understand you want it to come apart.
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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 10:42 PM

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