CV axles

Tiny
JENNA ENGLISH
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  • 2005 MITSUBISHI LANCER
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 180,000 MILES
Had someone replacing both front axles, he pulled them both at the same time. But never finished the job, my husband goes to finish an finds that the drivers side axle is jammed in. Upon getting it out, it was damaged. Got the new one and went to put it in, find that there is causing it to jam up. We consulted with a retired mechanic and he says that when you pull both axles at the same time, the bar that connects the two axles will fall.
So my questions are; Is this true? If so, can it be fixed and how do you fix it?
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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 1:43 PM

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Tiny
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You can pull both drive shafts at the same time, no problems. On the end of both shafts are retainer clips that lock the shaft into the transmission, these clips can be tight on replacement shafts and you often need to carefully align the shaft and tap the outer end with a soft faced hammer to compress the clip so it allows the shaft to slid in and fully locate. The end of both shafts are just splines as you can see on your own shafts. There is nothing connecting them together, you just have to align the splines and knock in carefully.
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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 4:55 PM

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