Steck Manufacturing's Axle Popper, No. 71410, breaks loose half shafts from transaxles on front-wheel-drive cars. Safer than using a pry bar, the Axle Popper’s wedge forked end applies even pressure to both sides of the shaft for sure release. The tapered ends of the fork allow the technician to strike the Axle Popper Wedge or use it as a pry bar to release the half shaft. Shim included to fill the gap between the half shaft and the transaxle on some vehicles.