I find it best if you set the driveshaft up so it hinges vertically without binding at all. Drop it nearly straight down and lift gently.
Did it not fit before or after the banging and ratchet strap? Hard to believe you could damage the splines but you might check for burrs now.
Got a friend nearby? They don't need anything but a couple extra fingers to help you with. Even a pissed off wife/girlfriend will work.
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trc.rhubarb screwed with this post 04-01-2013 at 08:31 AM