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I'm trying to replace my passenger side cv axle, but can't get the old cv axle out. I have the kind of axle that has the female end that connects to the vehicles male end. Is there some clip or bracket that i need to remove first?
 

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If you're talking about the automatic trans, there is a retainer ring at the end the of the axle that can be tough to get to let go sometimes.
I've had to pry on the large part of the axle against the trans pushing the axle away from the trans.
Sometimes it seems like it won't come out but if you pry on it in a number of different places it will break free.
 

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I'm trying to replace my passenger side cv axle, but can't get the old cv axle out. I have the kind of axle that has the female end that connects to the vehicles male end. Is there some clip or bracket that i need to remove first?
I replaced both sides. I recalled one side was a little more difficult than the other (driver side). I ended up having a friend crawl underneath and me at the wheel both yank on it. Maybe a little tapping with a hammer but no retainer rings.
 

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The main thing to remember is to never turn the axles at all when one axle is removed.
If you spin the other axle while the other one has been removed the gears can fall out of place and you will not be able to get the axle back into place without opening up the trans.
 

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The main thing to remember is to never turn the axles at all when one axle is removed.
If you spin the other axle while the other one has been removed the gears can fall out of place and you will not be able to get the axle back into place without opening up the trans.
Huh? Never heard of this. Plus its a front wheel drive car so its mostly likely to be in Park and you can't spin any front axle while its in Park.
 

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If both wheels are off the ground at the same time you can most certainly spin the wheels while in park.
They will want to spin in opposite directions but they can be spun.
 

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Another method to remove the axle is to use a small gage (1/8"/3mm) steel cable and a sledge hammer (as a dead weight).
Form a loop using an eyelet/eyenut and thread the opposite cable end around the backside of the seat/splined/small end of the cv axle, transmission side, and through the loop; pull to tighten it so it can't slip off. With the other cable end leading out past the wheel well, secure to the sledge hammer/dead weight. A swing or two with increased intensity and off she comes! Beats being underneath the car trying to pry against the transmission, etc. while on jack stands/blocks with limited space.
Upon installation of your new axle, dab a bit of grease on the C clip shaft end to assist in seating the c-clip, and perhaps if the need arises again, to aid in removal of the axle down the road.
 

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Works every time:

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DO NOT use a hammer or yank on it.
 

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Another method to remove the axle is to use a small gage (1/8"/3mm) steel cable and a sledge hammer (as a dead weight).
Form a loop using an eyelet/eyenut and thread the opposite cable end around the backside of the seat/splined/small end of the cv axle, transmission side, and through the loop; pull to tighten it so it can't slip off. With the other cable end leading out past the wheel well, secure to the sledge hammer/dead weight. A swing or two with increased intensity and off she comes! Beats being underneath the car trying to pry against the transmission, etc. while on jack stands/blocks with limited space.
Upon installation of your new axle, dab a bit of grease on the C clip shaft end to assist in seating the c-clip, and perhaps if the need arises again, to aid in removal of the axle down the road.
This is one trick I have never heard of.
There have been a few times where there was almost zero room to get any sort of pry tool in the area needed to pry on the axle against the trans so this trick would have come in real handy.
Thanks for the tip, I'll try and keep that in the back of my age ravaged brain.
 

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Mine is 04 but on the passenger side I had loaned a wedge slide hammer tool from autozone. I went to tap it into place with a hammer and that was enough to pop the axle out. Worked for me twice when I had to pull the axle to replace the transmission seal.
 

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You are replacing that axle. Don't be afraid of yanking it's head off. I've used a chain around the CV joint of the outboard side and snapped them out. I've had one a few that destroyed the CV joint but who cares.
 
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