I can’t get the cv axle out of my 2006 Chevrolet Equinox

I'm replacing the cv half shaft on my 2006 Chevy Equinox. I have everything apart that's necessary but for the last 6 hours I still can't seem to break the cv axle loose and away from the transmission. Please help me before I ruin anything. Mind you that my knowledge for automobiles is limited.
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The axle shaft is held in the transmission by a clip at the end of the shaft. With a quick blow the axle should come right out. There is a special adapter that is used with a slide hammer that is used to pull the axle out. You should get some assistance from a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, that can come to you to help you to [change your cv axle] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/axle-cv-shaft-assembly-replacement

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Hi there: In short – yes. If the CV axle was removed from the transmission while driving, it is more likely than not that internal components were damaged. However, the only way to know for certain is to contact a professional mechanic who can inspect your Pontiac`s transmission and gears for additional damage.
Hi there: In short – yes. If the CV axle was removed from the transmission while driving, it is more likely than not that internal components were damaged. However, the only way to know for certain is to contact a professional mechanic who can inspect your Pontiac`s transmission and gears for additional damage.
If you are referring to the front cv axles they can have a small amount of play in them. The inner joint can have a small amount of in and out movement as well as some up and down movement. It should not move at the outer joint. If it does then there may be a failure.
Bad or damaged engine mounts will cause the cv axle to keep breaking, overloading vehicles beyond its capacity and stress the axles with large bumps and potholes also will damage the cv joint too. Another way drivers can put their CV parts at greater risk is by adding lift kits to their vehicle.
Hi there: In short – yes. If the CV axle was removed from the transmission while driving, it is more likely than not that internal components were damaged. However, the only way to know for certain is to contact a professional mechanic who can inspect your Pontiac`s transmission and gears for additional damage.
Hi there: In short – yes. If the CV axle was removed from the transmission while driving, it is more likely than not that internal components were damaged. However, the only way to know for certain is to contact a professional mechanic who can inspect your Pontiac`s transmission and gears for additional damage.
Bad or damaged engine mounts will cause the cv axle to keep breaking, overloading vehicles beyond its capacity and stress the axles with large bumps and potholes also will damage the cv joint too. Another way drivers can put their CV parts at greater risk is by adding lift kits to their vehicle.
Bad or damaged engine mounts will cause the cv axle to keep breaking, overloading vehicles beyond its capacity and stress the axles with large bumps and potholes also will damage the cv joint too. Another way drivers can put their CV parts at greater risk is by adding lift kits to their vehicle.
Bad or damaged engine mounts will cause the cv axle to keep breaking, overloading vehicles beyond its capacity and stress the axles with large bumps and potholes also will damage the cv joint too. Another way drivers can put their CV parts at greater risk is by adding lift kits to their vehicle.
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Hi there: In short – yes. If the CV axle was removed from the transmission while driving, it is more likely than not that internal components were damaged. However, the only way to know for certain is to contact a professional mechanic who can inspect your Pontiac`s transmission and gears for additional damage.
Axle Flotation

A full-float axle flange bolts to the wheel hub and can be removed without taking the wheel off or jacking the vehicle up.

You never want to add too much grease to a CV joint. The CV joint can get hot due to internal friction and heat transferred from the brakes and engine. The heat can cause the grease and air inside the joint to expand. The pressure can cause the boot to be forced off the body of the joint.
Vehicle Will Not Move

Since the CV axles deliver engine power to the front wheels, If one of your CV axles has utterly and completely failed, the vehicle might not move at all. This kind of damage would most likely be caused by an accident.

The Presence Of A Gap

If you take a quick look underneath your car, you can tell if you have a CV axle that isn`t seated correctly. The external CV joint is spaced a few inches from the transmission that connects to the axle by the back of the external CV joint. A properly seated axle would not exhibit this phenomenon.

Hi there: In short – yes. If the CV axle was removed from the transmission while driving, it is more likely than not that internal components were damaged. However, the only way to know for certain is to contact a professional mechanic who can inspect your Pontiac`s transmission and gears for additional damage.

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I can’t get the cv axle out of my 2006 Chevrolet Equinox
ANSWER : The axle shaft is held in the transmission by a clip at the end of the shaft. With a quick blow the axle should come right out. There is a special adapter that is used with a slide hammer that is used to pull the axle out. You should get some assistance from a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, that can come to you to help you to [change your cv axle] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/axle-cv-shaft-assembly-replacement

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ANSWER : Aloha. Ah – the infamous "it’s all gone" excuse. To be quite blunt, you’re being ripped off. If a professional mechanic can’t explain what exactly is damaged with any mechanical component, they are taking advantage of you. I would get your car back and contact a different mechanic. Or, feel free to send us some information about the symptoms your car is experiencing that led you to take the car to the mechanic in the first place. Maybe we can help diagnose your issue and allow you to bring that info to a different mechanic. Mahalo.

Can a leaky CV axle seal ruin a CV axle?
ANSWER : The oil leak itself may not necessarily ruin the CV axle, however if the oil leak progresses to a point where the CV joint lacks the proper amount of oil to sufficiently lubricate it, the lack of lubrication can cause it to fail due to the metal on metal contact on the inner working components. This generates an enormous amount of heat which can cause parts to seize. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to take a look at your leaking CV joint and repair it.

Replaced cv axle with non oem still getting clicking.
ANSWER : Hello. The play where the axle connects to the differential can be a bad bearing in the differential or more commonly the inner joint of the axle. Most of the time when this occurs it is because of a defective aftermarket axle. I would have used an OE new axle on this and if the play was still there then axle was replaced then the front differential will need to be rebuilt. If you want to have this axle issue looked at, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose wht there is freeplay in the axle.

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ANSWER : Hello. There are a few possible issues going on here. First thing is that when you reinstalled the axle, you may have damaged the speed sensor or you may have caused internal transmission damage. Hopefully this did not occur.

I would start with the fluid. When you pull this axle, you are only going to lose a couple of quarts of fluid at the most. If you added too much, then this can occur. You may want to drain the fluid by removing the pan and then refilling it properly. If that does not help, then the axle may have damaged the transmission so it will need to be removed and inspected. If you need to have this done, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to inspect the suspension and shifting issue in order to have this corrected.

Need to replace front left CV axle, do I need to replace the CV boot as well?
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. The damage done to the unit will dictate what exactly needs to be done. If the entire CV axle on one side or the other needs to be replaced, then the entire shaft is typically replaced at once, including the boots. If you need to replace part of the assembly, the boots are serviceable separately on a need be basis. In that case, you would need to know if you were replacing the inner (closest to the middle of the vehicle) or outer (closer to the tire) boot. Once you have made those determinations, corrective action can be taken. For more help with diagnostics or the repair, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

I have a Mercury mystique 2000 4 cylinder the passenger CV axle has come off by tire was wondering if I have to replace axle or ca
ANSWER : The constant velocity joint and axle shaft should be locked together with a lock ring clip. If the axle came out and your were driving then the axle may have been damaged. You may also have damaged the joint. You may not be able to just stick it in without getting it to lock in place. You may need to replace entire axle.

CV boot or full replacement of CV axle ?
ANSWER : This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint is packed with a special grease and sealed tight with the rubber or plastic boot, that is held in place with two clamps. The most common problem with the CV joints is when the protective boot cracks or gets damaged. Once this happens, the grease comes out and moisture and dirt get in, causing the CV joint to wear faster and eventually fail due to lack of lubrication and corrosion. When the CV joint becomes damaged or worn, you may hear a clicking or popping sound coming from this area. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your CV joints.