@jameswanser Awesome, thanks! I’ll make sure that it gets hooked back up when I replace those tie rods and boots.
Yeah, for a few minutes we sat around going “There’s an oxy torch right here, do we just torch the joint to get it loose?” But I got scared of burning up the little sleeve of rubber above the joint since there wasn’t a replacement handy.
Just noting here: I’m concerned that on the outer edge the axle has an elaborate mechanism to keep it fixed to the wheel (punching in the flare on the nut), but the inner side that connects to the transmission just pops into place with a little clip. It’s somewhat unsettling to consider how easy it is to just pop that “extension cylinder” from the transmission.