Originally Posted by DeathDealer
I walked up to my local parts store and bought some penetrating spray and a 3 pound sledge hammer and about 10 whacks later it came off. I like using bigger hammers to make thing go my way. My rule of thumb has always been there is always the right tool for the job at hand but if the tool don't work then get a hammer and if the smaller hammer doesn't cut it the keep going up hammer size till you find the right one to do the job. A three pound sledge sure did the job I needed to do.
Nice job getting it off, I was going to suggest a 5lb sledge hammer, or a slide hammer, I had to use my 5lb sledge, and beat it till I broke a sweat, finally it gave..
Be sure to use some anti-seize lubricant on the axle splines, after giving them a little going over with a wire brush.
Posting a link to a slide hammer kit in case anybody sees the thread, and wants to get one.
17 Piece Heavy Duty Slide Hammer Kit