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what's the proper way to seperate halfshafts from the pumpkin

ok to use a prybar or is there a more sophisticated manner? i've already got the knuckles removed.

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prybar is fine.

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There is a Ford/SPX special tool, it's basically a large two pronged fork. But yes, you can, carefully, use a small prybar or a large screwdriver.

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large flat head worked for me..

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Flat head and/or prybar and lightly tapping why gently prying on the part of the halfshaft that goes into the differential. Basically just tapping it to wiggle or shock the retainer clip to make it slide out easier.

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Replace the seals while you have them out.

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the seals just slide in?
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the seals just slide in?
Not as easily as the penguins.....

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Not as easily as the penguins.....
That was hilarious.

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