1990 Toyota Corolla CV Shaft

Tiny
SNOWWHOS
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  • 1990 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156,000 MILES
I am trying to remove the driver side CV shaft from the transsmision. I have been able to get the outer side off by removing the ball joint-to-arm bolts. The book says to just pry the shaft out of the tranny but I can't seem to make any progress. I don't see any bolts holding it in. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 AT 8:32 AM

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Tiny
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It is held in place with a "C" clip on the shaft. Generally a pry bar against the trans. Will "pop" the axle out.
The best way to get it out is a slide hammer, with a "C" shaped device that slips around the axle on the tripod side.
If they have never been taken out they can be a pain.

BE SURE to refill the differential and replace the axle seals. The differential uses a different lubricant supply than the trans.
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 5:29 AM
Tiny
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I think I will just have to try harder with the pry bar sense the shaft has separated from the bearing inside the cv boot. Maybe I will try some dynamite later today. Thank you for your information, I now have a better picture of what I am doing. Thanks again.
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 7:14 AM
Tiny
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The tripod side (next to trans.) Of the axle moves in and out and if you remove the boot, it will slide out.

Be carefull wedging a prybar against the trans. You do not want to crack the trans.

You can get a long (2ft.) Heavy screwdriver, put the blade in one of the grooves on the tripod and pound it out from the other side. In other words, if you are trying to get the drivers side out, sit on the ground on the passengers side, put the bar in the groove on the drivers side tripod and whack it good.
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 9:07 AM

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