How to remove the right front driveaxle when changing the alternator on 2004 Ford Escape

I have everything off but the driveaxle. Im not sure how to break it loose. In the manual it says to carefully pry it off with a pry bar or large screwdriver, but it seems like there is something else holding it to the intermediate shaft.

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2 answers
If you have everything off and it is out of the steering knuckle then all there is left to do is pry it out. Once you break it free a little bit it will come right out. It might just have a little rust freeze so spray a little penetrating oil on it and try again. You may have to 'shock it' out a little with a hammer.
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