Just purchased a 1988 Omni w/automatic on the cheap as it is hemorrhaging transmission fluid from the drivers side drive shaft where it meets the transmission/differential. I plan to replace the offending seal. I have started tearing this down to remove the drive shaft, but the Haynes manual I'm using is pretty vague. It appears that I still need to separate the ball joint, and turn down the sway bar. The manual doesn't mention separating the tie rod, but it appears that this needs done also. If there is someone out there who has gone through this before and has any tips to help me avoid extra drama I would greatly appreciate it.