I wanted to replace the boots on my 99 Almera MTX ( same as the Sentra ) and I got all the way to the point of pulling the axle out of the tranny but I couldn't get it out. I tried to pry it out with a screwdriver like in the Haynes manual, but I bent the screw driver more than once and just couldn't get it out. Also tried rotating the axle a bunch of times like recommended in one of EricTheCarGuy's vids. I did not hit it like he did, I just pushed with constant force to pry like it says in the Haynes manual. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
It says in the Haynes manual:
Separate the relevant driveshaft from the transmission, using a suitable lever inserted between the casing of the inner constant velocity joint and the transmission casing. Prise out the driveshaft until the retaining circlip compresses into its groove, and is released from the differential sun gear.