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Cannot find transfer case to change the lubricant

I am trying to change lubricant in the transfer case on Toyota RAV4 2001, but I cannot seem to find either drain plug or a refilling plug. Where exactly is it located?

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This is general for toyota. There is a 10mm hex screw on the side of transfer case more than likely next to firewall. Remove it and drain case. The refilling is done through the transmission dipstick tube. Jack up vehicle with porper jack stands before going under. Best of luck.

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