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[color:red]It's 11Pm on a friday night and what am I doing.....Laying on my back trying to change the U-joints in my Lincoln.

I can't seem to break the drive shaft loose, I have taken the bolts off the "Pinon Flange" or whatever you call it and poped out the clips, I've been beating on it with my rubber mallet but this thing is not budging. I have tried jacking it up on the shaft but the whole car is moving.
What am I doing wrong??
It's a nine inch rear on a 73 lincoln.
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From what I can see of it it looks as if it is a metal to metal unit in which case the two pieces are most likely rusted together. What I would do is try to see where the joint betwen the two is and soak it with penetrating oil. Then I would take a small ball peen hammer and a drift punch and FIRMLY rap on the end of the u-joint cup and hopefully it will jar it loose. A rubber mallet sometimes absorbs all of the shock factor so you won't get the jarring affect you need to break it loose. I hope this helps. Scott

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Try putting something like a large flat blade screw driver between the flange that is bolted to the rear end and the flange on the u joint and lightly tapping it in between. The two pieces are more than likely being held together by a little rust and a tight fit.

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Thanx after I took a break I went after the shaft with a Flatblade and a BF Hammer and it took exactly 2 whacks and it poped off, thanx
Getting the U-joints out is another problem, I tried to press them out the old big and small socket way with a BF 8 inch C clamp but the clamp bent like a fisher-price toy and sent the sockets flying. Fortunatly they didn't hit the car. I have to clean my garage so I can get to the vise that should pop them out.....Hopefully!!!!!

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