Has anyone had to remove their transmission & transfer case?
I'm at a point where the transmission will have to be dropped & evaluated. The dealership's prognosis is that the transmission & the transfer case need to be replaced.
Although I'd like to remove it myself & take it apart, I'll likely have a local Aamco that seems like my best option take them apart & rebuild them. There are risks with that.
Other options are to buy a rebuilt set - ZF Eriksson has them for ~$3k + $400 shipping.
Rock Auto has rebuilt transfer cases for ~$2k.
The dealership would R&R them for ~$1500 to $2000.
But I'd rather repair the originals and use better parts, like Sonnax bushings, accumulator piston kits, new clutch plates & disks, new solenoids; and be able to see and have the parts that failed in the first place, to make sure it's the shafts.
I've rebuilt a couple of engines, but I've never worked inside a transmission larger than that of a motorcycle.
Any ideas, experience or advice?
How high does the RR have to be off the ground for the transmission to clear (I can add jack height)?
I do NOT have a lift, I've got a floor jack, wheel ramps and jack stand, but no lift.