1995 Mercury Mystique Remvoing the Drive shaft

Tiny
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Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1995 Mercury Mystique 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

How do I remove the driver side drive shaft? I got the other side out on passenger side. But I cant get the drive side out. I know that I cant get it out the other side because of there being something in the way. And I cant get anything in there to pry it out of there. So I think the snap ring is doing its job and not letting me pull it out. So what can I do?
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Thursday, October 9th, 2008 AT 9:19 PM

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Tiny
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They actually make a tool that works like a slide hammer that has an adapter to reach the inboard joint (near the trans) and you pop it out. If you can't pry on it then this tool may be needed you might check to see if the parts stores around rent this or a rental place. The adapter to this tool looks kinda like a horse shoe with a place to thread in the slide hammer tool. Hope this helps
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Thursday, October 9th, 2008 AT 9:58 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like you are just about there. I have attached a few pics for you. They use a special tools, step 7 below. Looks like you need come up with something similar. You might also check Auto Zone or O'Reilly's. They may have a tool you can use under the loan a tool program. I also have attached a few installation notes for you. My suggestion which you probably already know, since it is a 1995, I would consider replacing the seals while there although that drivers side may be a bear. You may consider getting a metal, threaded dowel rod, if you have a large enough crow's foot that fits around the axle, then bolt that to the bottom of the dowel rod and use that to pry or put something on the other end that would act like the slide hammer. Good luck!


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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Axle_3_1.jpg



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Thursday, October 9th, 2008 AT 9:59 PM

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