I am new the forums and new to a 2004 tacoma. I purchased it up in Leadville Colorado and seems to be in ok conditon mechanically, pretty beat up physically. The previous owner wheeled it pretty hard.
I was hoping to get some guidance on two potential issues.
CV Boot/Axle Issue:
It seems like the entire area is covered in grime/oil, I don't know if its just grease from the fittings or something worse, it seems odd to me:
What could be causing this?
Transfer case Issue:
The tcase seems to be leaking very slowly from the bottom and also at the top where it connects to the driveshaft:
Would this be normal for a tacoma with 130,000 miles? Would you say the seal needs to be replace?
Thanks in advance for any replies, I.m hoping to get it out on the trails soon!