My transfer case is leaking a bit. Not much - just a few drips on the concrete when I park for a few hours. How expensive is the fix on this if I do it myself / someone else? And - is it critical enough to run out and do it right now or can I wait? Thanks
For what it's worth, I took my FJ40 to ToyCar care. He said my tranny and transfer case were leaking slightly. He said what needed to be done is to replace all the seals in both and that would cost about $900. He said once you spend the labor to take them off and open them up, you might as well replace all the seals.
He also said that I could just make sure the fluid levels are OK and drive it indefinitly. Being frugel, I picked option 2.
If it's leaking between the tranny and xfer case (common problem) SOR or Man-a-fre used to sell a kit consisting of a tube and some fittings that equalized the fluid between the two. Ran like $50 IIRC.
It all depends on where the leak is coming from. If it is dripping from under the EBrake, that is your culprit. I did the speedi-sleeve thing and it wasn't enough. Hated the oil on the garage floor, so, for a few dollars more than a speed-sleeve, I bought a new EBrake drum from SOR. Leak is gone. AT LAST!!!!!