Hello everyone! New to the forum.
I have a 1988 Toyota 4Runner 22RE with the W56 5 spd and R1FA transfer case. I had just purchased it and found the bearings in the T case to be bad. Dropped everything and tookl the T case apart. Followed detailed teardown instructions, kept everything labeled and in ziplocks. When the t case came apart I noticed the input gear was chipped..Trail Gear offers a 2.28 OEM replacement gear set so I went with it. The TG gear set looked a little different from the OEM but I called the tech support and they said they made them better (paraphrased). Put the T case together. Slapped the shifter on and went through the gears..everything seemed to come together.
When I installed the trans yesterday and attempted a road test, the transmission wouldn't shift into gear when the engine was on and t case in H2. Turned the motor off, ran through all the gears in the trans...ok...started her up again, let the 4runner roll forward a little bit, still wouldn't go into gear. I put the t case in N and the trans would go into gear, but wouldn't have any power..put the t case in any gear, and the transmission won't shift.
So, before I tear this t case apart again and retrace my steps, I was hoping there might be a much easier solution...When I mated the trans to the t case, the trans was in N and I think the T case was in H2..not too sure..didn't know if that was big deal when you put the two together...anyway, just looking for some advice, thanks in advance!