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Old 18-10-2007, 09:56 AM
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ok,basicly i was replaceing the drive shaft on my mk 2 ford orion and it was all goin to plan until i went to remove it and it slid right of but left the inboard outer part of the joint stuck in the gearbox? now i belive there is a snap ring inside that i have to yank out? there is no circlip on the inboard joint so when i pull the drive shaft it just slips out,how are you supose to get the outer part of the inboard joint out of the gear box? i tried pulling it out with the molegrips but it wasnt having it
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Old 18-10-2007, 01:26 PM
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hi are you on about the the the cup is still in the box or are on about the ring is in there...if the cup is still in there use a crow bar and pop it out...
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Old 18-10-2007, 02:34 PM
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Your car must be a G/H plate with no ABS yea?

And i really hope for your sake its not the drivers side you're doing
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Old 19-10-2007, 12:24 PM
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nooo its the left hand side,the shorter one.why whats wrong with the drivers side ??? i was planning to change it aswell this week .yes its a G reg non abs. and yer its the little cup inside the gear box. i did tyy using a chissel and a tyre leaver but they both snapped ??? so yes i will try a crow bar
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Because if it was the drivers side the gearbox casing is a bad enough shape, and coupled with the fact yours is a mk2 so the cross member gets in the way aswell = its a nightmare to get out with the box in situ.

Large blunt screw driver or crowbar/pry bar is what you want.
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