Originally Posted by Scout 30
One trick to getting the coupling off the shaft is to break the coupling apart & then place a socket slightly smaller than the shaft diameter against the end of the shaft. Re-attach the coupling to the transmission
& as you tighten it down the socket pushes the shaft out the back of the coupling.
Some folks claim that this can damage your engine-side coupling, particularly if your transmission
outlet coupling is just separate ears for each bolt (hurth). Getting out the feeler gauges for alignment is pretty pointless if you've already pulled your coupling out of normal.
I just made a basic puller out of a thick square plate of steel
, holes cut to match the coupling and a center hole tapped for a 1/2" fine thread bolt to drive the shaft out. Worked great despite very little room to work with between couplings.