Ok, he is looking at least pulling the driveshaft out of the transmission so he can remove the side pan. This along with draining the fluid(might as well do the filter also). And he might have to order new gaskets for the side pan also. I think I spent like $35 at the dealership for the 2 sidepan gaskets. About $15 for the filter and gasket.
Some one please chime in about removing the drivers side shaft. Does he have to disconnect the strut from the A-arm to pull the shaft out of the trans?
Here'* a pic of the side pan he needs to remove.