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When you go to put the transaxle back in, make sure the engine is supported [at the rear of the oil pan] perfectly level, so all of the rear trans mounts line up properly. Otherwise you'll be pushing on that sucker forever, and getting frustrated.
 

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Wow, outstanding write up, toolapcfan. I'm sure members receiving this info. are grateful for the time you spent writing it. I think it's really a nice gesture, to have so many people donate thier time to help others. I do it when I can. That said, I just had one comment about this sentence: "buy a nice pickle fork to pop the lower ball joints loose, or just smack the lower control arm with a mallet near the joint, that works as well." I disagree with using a pickle fork. They destroy the ball joint boots. I have seen this so many times, and it makes me nuts. The ball joints are sealed units, and you can't grease them, so it's important not to damage the boots. Your other suggestion is definately the way to go, use a small sledge hammer or a big heavy ball peen, but smack the forged steel spindle [with the steering cranked all the way to one side], not the stamped steel control arm [which might get dented or bent]. Thanks again :)
 
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