So what you would need to do is lock the lower unit down tight in a holding fixture. Then, take something like a heavy duty propeller thrust washer, or a couple of heavy duty washers, and slide them on the drive shaft. Next, just below the splines on the top of the driveshaft, clamp on 1 or 2 pairs of vice grips, as tight as you can make them, to the top of the shaft. After that, slide the washers up the shaft, holding tight against those vice grips. Tighten up the jaws on the slide hammer to that washer. Then pound away, and it will come out. It is okay if you chew up the shaft a little bit with the vice grips as long as you do not chew up the splines itself. Does that all make sense to you. I think that should do it but I work for tips so I do want to make sure you are happy with my service before you go. If you had a further question on the issue by all means feel free to ask. If not, Just in case you do not understand the way the website works (and some folks do not). You do have to put forth a positive rating in order for it to credit me for helping you. When ratings are not done, the website simply keeps your deposit and they will not credit me. The ratings box is located at the top of the screen. To rate, you must select the star you wish and also confirm it. Please let me know if you run into any problems or errors when trying to do it. If you do have a problem, or if you can not see the ratings box which is at the top of the screen. Please reply back "I rate Jason's service _______" and fill in the blank.
Please note that our question sessions never close out, so if you need to come back later down the road with follow up questions to the issue, you can do so at any time, even after putting through a rating.
Thanks in advance, and good luck