Front drive shaft separated help
Was replacing the bolts on my A arms this afternoon since I noticed the fronts bolts were completely loose. Anyway I went a bit too far because I took the A arm out so I could clean in the holes, and the god damn drive shaft popped out of the CV joint in the hub. I had this happen to me before when I first got the machine, and I have to say, it is a royal pain in the a**.
Any tips to get it back in? I tried the whole afternoon but wasn't successful. I took the tie rod off, the shock mount on the top off, the A arm is completely off, so the drive shaft has a "straight shot" directly into the hub, and I still can't get it in. I realize there's a roll pin in the end of the shaft at the diff side, but it looks like a b**** to get out as well, no room.
On another note, my lower ball joint is near the end of its life. I saw in the manual they use a special tool to get it out and put it back in...can that be done with any regular tools, or needs that special tool specifically?