I had the same thing happen with my Sprite. You might have to loosen the
differential pumpkin before the axle will work free enough to be removed.
It might be that the differential gears snapped, and not the axle. Anyway,
It's a good idea to remove the pumpkin anyway to make sure there aren't any
metal pieces floating around in the gear oil to cause problems later.
From owner-spridgets at autox.team.net [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
On Behalf Of chuck
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 10:09 AM
To: spridget list
Subject: Removing Rear Axle?
Well, I got a little too aggressive at an intersection last night.
Light turned green, I got on it, and bang! nothing there.
Pulled the rear wheels and the right-side rear axle this
morning. That one is ok. The left-side rear axle will not
extract. I need help. I'm guessing that when it snapped,
it also jammed somewhere in the housing. Any suggestions
on how to free this up? So far I've tried only a variety of
pry bars, to no avail.
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