Transfer case output shaft seal and bearing?
My yota is spilling a little gear oil. The front output shaft is leaking where the driveshaft mounts to the transfer case, and there is about 1/4 in of slop in the shaft going into the case when 4wd is not engaged (don't know if this is normal or not). I believe I am going to have to replace the output shaft bearing and seal, but don't know how big of a job I am getting myself into. Do you have to open the case to replace this bearing, or is this something you can do from the outside? The 4wd works, but I havn't tried it for long. I have been restoring this truck for the last 2 years, ran out of money for a while, now I'm finishing it. I havn't drove it for more than 2 miles the whole time I owned it. Its got the original 80 4spd tranny, and transfer case, if that matters. Thanks in advance!