Nope. Just a splined shaft that might be rusted in. Obviously, be sure the nut has been removed from the cv joint. You can try pounding on the end of the joint with a hammer, but you run the risk of damaging the threads. If you have a new nut, as many of them are one-time-use-nuts, put the old one on backward a few threads, then pound on that.
You can also use a bearing puller that bolts to three of the wheel studs, and has a center bolt that is screwed in to push on the joint. It isn't common to have to resort to that.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 AT 5:47 PM