I have a 2WD drive 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2.4... I have been frustrated trying to get this part in for 2 days. I am trying to replace my CV axle but for the life of me, I cannot get this shaft piece back in my car.
It is a shaft that connects the transmission to the CV axle and is about a foot long with male splines on both ends. It is the original that slid out of my transmission, so I know it should fit.
Things I've tried:
- Hitting it in with a rubber and steel hammer
- Turning it spline by spline
- Pushing as hard as I can
I am concerned that the splines are damaged. This piece should slide right into the transmission and not need excessive force, right? Any advice is appreciated.