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#1 Old 07-22-2010, 05:52 PM
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Exclamation Transfer Case Seal Leak

Searched around and couldn't find anything on this. Last night I noticed a small puddle (about silver dollar size) of red colored oil from under the front of my '08 Highlander. I looked underneath and noticed a drip coming off the pipe right next to the oil pan. I took it into the dealer this morning. They found that a transfer case seal was leaking. They said there was a TSB out there and luckily it was covered under warranty until 60K (I'm at 58.5K). He said there is over 10 hours of labor into changing it. I don't have a copy of the TSB or my work order because he is leaving it open in case I happen to put over 1500 miles on before they get the part.

I was just curious if anyone else had run into this and also wanted to give a heads up of something to check before it's too late.

2011 Sienna SE - South Pacific Pearl - All SE Options. OEM Hitch/Harness, 17" Base Highlander Wheels w/ Blizzak WS70 Snow Tires, Garmin Nuvi 850, Viper 5501 Remote Start. All-Season Mats Coming As Soon As A Reasonable Solution Is Available.
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Good to know since we just hit 52K, but no signs of leaks, etc
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Searched around and couldn't find anything on this. Last night I noticed a small puddle (about silver dollar size) of red colored oil from under the front of my '08 Highlander. I looked underneath and noticed a drip coming off the pipe right next to the oil pan. I took it into the dealer this morning. They found that a transfer case seal was leaking. They said there was a TSB out there and luckily it was covered under warranty until 60K (I'm at 58.5K). He said there is over 10 hours of labor into changing it. I don't have a copy of the TSB or my work order because he is leaving it open in case I happen to put over 1500 miles on before they get the part.

I was just curious if anyone else had run into this and also wanted to give a heads up of something to check before it's too late.
Do you know if this covers the 2008 model only, or other years as well?

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My 2009 RX350 had the same issue, it affects I assume anything AWD with the same engine, trans issue. My started leaking at 9k and was a big job to fix (nothing you want to have to pay for out of pocket for sure!)
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All the parts are in and I'm taking the vehicle in tonight. I assume they will start tomorrow and finish up on Monday. I'll try to get a copy of the TSB and any other info I can.

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