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Rear axle removal

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I'm replacing the rear differential on a 2014 CX-9, and I'm having a H3!! of a time getting the axles out of the differential. First I tried popping them out while the differential was still mounted, since that's when the most leverage was available. I gave it everything I had with a 24" pry bar, and nothing. So I figured the CV joints might be bottoming out against the hubs, and I lowered the differential to give me some slop in the joints. Still nothing.

Does anyone have a technique or recommended tool for this? Thanks!
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With the diff lowered, a slide hammer with a 2.5" CV axle adapter worked like a charm.
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