Just replaced driveaxle on 97 Malibu. Problem is it doesn't go fully into the seal. I have taken the snap rings off to see if one was hanging, but it is not- same issue. Made sure it bottoms out in the transmission and axle. I looked inside the output spline and there is a bar the stub shaftseems to hit. I have tried in all gears-problem persists. I tried 2 different axles/manufacturers - same issue. I feel like there is something I am missing. It looks like the stub shaft is about 1/2 inch too long??? It causes transmission fluid to leak. replacing seal now is pointless because you can see that the milled portion of the axle does not enter the seal. I hope there is someone out there that has run into this before.