The front drive shaft on my MF 1235 sheared off about an inch back from where it goes into the front axle. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get the shaft out of the axle! There was a snap ring in there that I took out but I can' t figure out what purpose it serves. There was also a nut that went around the shaft, but again once removed I still can't pull the shaft out. There is no other access to the axle. Any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated!