Lightly tap with a hammer with equal pressure on all sides is what the directions say. I call B.S. on that. I might of just pretended that I was at a carnival trying to get to the top bell with a 20pound sledge hammer. I'm surprised I got it apart. Really surprised I didn't break it. After I got it apart I realized from how the one from my 6 came apart I was lucky to be alive. The left side of the center section snapped off all the way around. The shaft snapped in half as well. I guess that's what happens when the front six feet of a car disappears.