Today I got my truck back on the road /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Major happy dance all around. It's been almost 3 weeks of sharing a car with hubby. If you didn't read the carnage post, here is what happened: I bent the main shaft in my 241 transfer case, broke off the rear housing, broke my rear driveshaft including the slip yoke, and put a big dent in one of my mufflers /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif I insisted on doing my own work. I want to know all about my truck and don't want to miss out on a thing. There is no better way to learn than experience! What I learned: 1. tRustyK5 is a great guy, for sending the transfer case parts. 2. Bearing housings are not interchangeable between the '90 and whatever newer model the donated parts came from. It's like they are complete opposites. 3. There is no substitute for snap ring pliers when dealing with snap rings 4. Hammers really help small people do big jobs 5. Be careful when attempting to pull out someone who is stuck in the mud. I will only yank a blood relative from now on. Can't afford to do this again. We still have a broken truck that needs an entire front axle assembly and a tranny 6. Winches are worth their weight in gold. We'll have one next year. Sooner if we find a special deal. 7. Little torches are nothing to be afraid of. I used one for my first time. Helped a lot! 8. Air tools are neat. I think that is about it! Felt VERY good to get behind the wheel and take it for a test drive today. I drove it over to hub's shop to return the snap ring pliers. Drives like the same old piece of crap it was before I broke it. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif I suppose it will take a few days for the sore muscles to go away. Transfer cases aren't exactly light. I'd like to thank tRustyK5, CapnCrunch, the neigbhor's brother (with plastic magnets in his hands, lol) for finding a piece I had dropped and helped the chain go back on) and of course my wonderful hubby, who walked in the garage just in time to suggest there might be an o-ring for the pump. Thanks to all of you for your help in taking the case apart, too! Next step is to clean it up. Nothing like working on a broken truck that broke after a romp in the mud. Yuck.