Remove R Front Axle from Transmission

Asked by Mar 29, 2010 at 01:16 AM about the 1999 Mercury Tracer 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have the axle removed from the hub, but can't pull it out of the transmission. I got slide hammer and # 27058 crows foot attachment from Autozone  The crows foot is a little too thick to fit between the transmission and the inner cv joint. Is there any other crows foot that will work?

I tried prying with a crowbar before that to no avail. Is there anything else that can be removed to get better access?

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dissasemble drive axle and just keep the head into transmission, then use puller hammer with 3 claws

You have done that? The 3 claw attachments I saw would not be able to grip onto the head as the side facing the transmission is curved. They looked like the ends of a 3 claw pulley puller w/ends too fat to get between the transmission and cv joint. Is there something else for them to grab onto after the shaft is disassembled? Can you send me a picture, part number or link of the 3 claw attachment? I got email notification about your reply, but there was no message.

I have the same issue will you help me

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