Hello, I'm looking for suggestions for what to do next... I'm\nattempting to replace the right hand front halfshaft on my wife's '95\nSubaru Impreza and I'm having an extremely difficult time getting the\nold shaft out of the hub. According to the manual (chiltons) that I\nhave, everything that needs to be removed for this to happen has been\nremoved, but the shaft will not budge. The book shows a special puller\nwhich Subaru has and I'm sure can be bought for a hefty price, so I\nwelded up my own using some 1/4" steel and a 2 ton bottle jack from\nlowes. Here is a jpg of the tool in place and ready to be used:\n\n[url]http://www.rawlinsbrothers.org/soobtool.jpg[/url]\n\nUnfortunately, the axle shaft will still not budge even under the full\nhydraulic pressure that the jack can supply (including use of a 4 foot\ncheater handle). Is there something else that I am missing, like a snap\nring or something else holding it in? My understanding is that the only\nthing holding the shaft to the hub is the axle nut, which was the first\nthing that I removed. So far all I have accomplished is to tweak my\npuller at the flange where it is held to the hub/rotor by the lugnuts (\ninstalled upside down).\n\nFor all practical purposes at this point I am too far along to put it\nback together and take it to a shop and I'm not sure that they would be\nable to do any more than I have, since the "correct" puller only uses\nscrew threads to apply pressure. I suppose I could pull the entire hub\nand spindle and try to separate it with my full size hydraulic press but\nthen that opens up another can of worms with alignment and ball joints\nand I don't really want to go there if I can at all avoid it. Any\nsuggestions would be appreciated.