this is true, you can make your way by doing these.So, my mechanic was able to take off the transfer case alone. Propeller shaft, right axle, and exhaust - the only things he had to unbolt.
I've got RAV4 Australian BTW.
Overfilling is usually never a good idea. Certainly could have been your most recent problem. I guess now that the level is correct, time will tell if it's been fixed.My problems did not finish with this repair. When I brought the car back - about 50km - it was leaking again. Same spot. I called the mechanic and while talking to him realised that he overfilled the transfer case through the second bolt which is much higher than the fill plug. Drained about 400ml of excess oil!
As far as I could see the oil came from the same drain hole, not from the vent at the top.
Could overfilling have caused the leak? Does it mean that I have to repeat the procedure again?
Cut you loses and go straight to a reputable Transmission shop. Yes they are expensive but will be cheaper in the long run as they will (should) do the job right the first time.Seems like now the transaxle seal is leaking as well - drops are brownish, does not look like fresh gear oil.
Time to change the mechanic i guess...