CV axle driver side half shaft

Asked by Aug 19, 2017 at 05:56 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Chevy Equinox and I'm trying to
remove the driver side CV axle half shaft and I can't
get it out. On top of that it has come loose at the
boot going into the tranny. How do I remove the
axle on the driver side?

5 Answers


I used a smaller crowbar and placed the end on a groove on the old shaft and from under the opposite side of the car I hammered the head out of the transmission. I did this on both sides to evenly work it out. I had to hit it about 4 times. You can also pry it once you have a groove to put it into. Be careful up against soft aluminum. I used a couple balled up socks to help not mar or dent up trans.

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Ok I will give this a try. Thank you.


Did it work?


A slide hammer will also work.

I got it by using a tuning fork. Thanks through.

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