Pulling engine and transmission - 94 Geo Metro

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Old 11-25-06, 10:23 AM
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Pulling engine and transmission - 94 Geo Metro

I am trying to pull the engine and transmission from a 94 Geo Metro but cannot get the drive shaft disconnected from the differential. Is this something that should take a lot of force? I am working on stands so getting a lot of leverage is not possible but I do not want to damage anything in the tranny. I am planning to put this engine/transmission in my current Metro.

I have the Haynes manual and Metro repair manual from Chevy but neither really tell me how much force should be applied.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Pat Russell
 
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Old 11-25-06, 12:45 PM
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If you're talking about the transaxle it takes quite a bit of force (three foot bar with a size 11 on it - a wrecking bar works nicely) to pop that thing out. It has an internal snap ring that you can't get at to release. You have to pry on it until it pops out.

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Old 11-25-06, 03:24 PM
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Thanks Bob, that helps a lot.

I've never done this before and didn't want to break something I needed to reuse!

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Old 11-25-06, 03:54 PM
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Several years ago when I had to do the wife's previous Camry, I thought I would never get that thing to pop out.
 
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How Do I Get The Axle Out? Does It Pry Out Like That?? Thanks
 
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Old 05-14-07, 02:54 PM
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Yes, the axle was what was being discussed in this thread. They frequently have an internal snap-ring, as noted, that often takes an INCREDIBLE amount of force to make it compress to get past the splines. The tricky part can be figuring out the proper place to pry on the axle AND what to use as a fulcrum.
 
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Old 05-14-07, 05:11 PM
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Geo axle

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Just so you know...I felt like I was destroying the car before that finally gave. It really took a lot more force than I thought.
 
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I concur; as mentioned in my previous post the one in the wife's old Camry was a real dog. I too was sure I was going to break something before it finally popped out. I suppose the idea is that it is never, EVER suppose to pop out unless you really, REALLY WANT it to come out.
 
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