Oh yeah. I forgot. But when we were younger it didn't hurt as bad for as long.Short answer is NO
Exhaust bolts love to break off, transmission bolts at top are a pain and more than likely you will need a transmission mount. When you drop transmission be prepared for a fight as transmission will want to slide off floor jack. These are a few I remember from doing it.
My 03 z71 has the same leaks and they won't be getting fixed even with access to lift etc to fix. If I had the time I might but why on a 20 year old truckFor 98% of people, even on this forum, no, not in your driveway.
My late dad's '92 Silverado has the same problem with the rear main seal. Did this become a problem for Chevrolet small-blocks? I'm not touching it myself, and the truck isn't worth even $1,000, so the expense makes no sense. I just keep an eye on the oil level...
Skill level is plenty of common sense, good with hands, plenty of tools, but don't do mechanics for a living, but done my fair share. Reasonable...I want to make sure that I will be able to have enough space to lower tranny and move out of the way for access to work on seal areas, and reassemble off my back under the car, don't want to make a huge mess in my driveway during disassembly, and should I anticipate any problems...potentially broken bolts, connectors, etc.. I don't want this to turn into a multi-week project which would cost me money in the end with down-time. In the end, I could save myself a grand doing myself, but if there are known problems with this project, I would probably use some credit to pay my mechanic to do the project.
What's the book say for hours for the job, and what is his shop's $/hr rate.Your shop is overcharging for sure. I've done several and the transmission and transfer case if 4wd can be removed in about 1hr to 1.5hr. Then another hour on the seal so you're looking at no more than 2-3hrs and even stretching to 4hrs that would be about 400-500 labor and the seal is only about 20 so where is the other 700-800 coming from?