'89 Escort GT axle shaft removal (1.9 E.F.I. HO +5 SPD)

Tiny
FASTANG514
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  • 1989 FORD ESCORT
I am attempting to remove axle shafts from a 5 spd manual transaxle and am having no luck. The Mitchell E-repair manual says to simply pry the shafts out of the case. I'm not sure how hard you should have to pry but I certainly dont want to break anything in the process. I am attempting a clutch, pressure plate and t.o. bearing r and r and while it's out, throw in a new oil pump and pan gasket for good measure. The shafts came out of the hub ends fine and given all the assembly there to hold it in, can't see why there would be any locks or retainers at trans. end. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated


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Tiny
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Forget prying-- It just doesn't work. Use the power of a wedge. Get two LARGE flat screwdrivers with wedge shaped tips. Insert the wedge tips between the case(a solid part!) And the CV joint, one on each side (or as close to 180 degrees apart as you can get). Tap on the ends of the screwdrivers firmly and evenly alternating between the two. Eventually, POP!, And it will be free.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 AT 6:49 AM

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