Rear drive shaft seems too short

Torinwouts

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So I did a clutch swap on my 04 rubicon and as I was putting everything back together I noticed my rear drive shaft seemed too short to fit back in, I tried to give it a pull but no luck, any tips?

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Pull harder. It will extend. The grease is likely very cold and making things difficult (if you've been having anything close the temps we've been getting).
 
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As above, your driveshaft is likely held in its compressed position by either cold weather stiffening the grease, or that plus a vacuum that forms as you try to pull it back apart. I'd bring the axle inside so it can warm up a bit and try again.
 
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