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How do remove the drive shaft at the trans axel? John Deere X485
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It looks like the transmission side of the driveshaft has a quick release on it. There is a collar that is spring loaded on it, you will pull or slide the collar backwards toward the u-joint which should release it and you can remove the driveshaft from the transaxle shaft. I am including a picture that might help you.

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