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I cant get the drvers side drive axle out of the tranny 2003

Customer Question

I cant get the drvers side drive axle out of the tranny 2003 mitubisi eclipse gts
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Where in the process are you currently, is the outboard end of the axle removed from the spindle and resting clear of the caliper/spindle so it has room to go out?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The axle is out except for the very end thats goes in the tranny
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The axle came off of the end of that shaft thats in the tranny and we cant get it out
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.

Thanks.
There is an internal circlip that holds that in that can be a real bugger to get loose as it needs not just a popping action but very heavy load too.
The tripot that plugs into the transmission has three sides to it that you need to be prying on from below.... are you using a substantial prying tool? We need something 24" or longer to pry it out, otherwise you won't have enough leverage.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
as you no we are limited as long as i no we are not breaking anything inside the tranny
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.

We definitely need something 24" or longer to pop it loose... is nothing available or are you working on jacks and too close to the ground to have room?
You won't break anything as long as you keep the pry bar on the tripot and leveraged against the small raised boss on the transmission.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok whats the tripot n small raised boss on the transmission
Expert:  Doug replied 1 year ago.

The tripot is the "cup" of the axle that plugs into the transmission. The differential case will have a reinforced area on the bottom for you to use leverage against.