Transfer Case Noise Problems
Whether you realize it or not your vehicle’s transfer case is always working. Even if you’re not using your four wheel drive it is still working so it’s important to make sure it is always running properly. The transfer case directs power to both ends of the vehicle (axles) through two separate driveshafts.
Two wheel drive vehicles don’t need a transfer case since the driveshaft comes directly out of the transmission to the wheels. The transfer case is what makes all wheel drive work. So if you’re hearing a strange sound near the transmission or are experiencing issues when shifting then there may be an issue with your transfer case.
It’s important to note that different makes and models will have different transfer cases so you may need to refer to your owner’s manual if you need to know any specifics.
Tip: You should also make sure to check your transfer case fluid every time you get an oil change
Some drivers have complained that their car won’t shift or it’s simply ‘stuck’. This means they can’t get out of 2Hi or 4Hi. Most of the time the problem will be the shift rods being out of place and causing a jam somewhere inside the transfer case.
Others have noticed a chattering type noise coming from their transfer case when they shift gears. This can be caused by a bad driveshaft that needs to be replaced.
If you’re unfamiliar with servicing and repairing your own vehicle then it would be best to bring your car in to 2J’s Automotive and let the expert mechanics take care of it for you. Before they do anything they will give your car a free diagnostic test ($80 value) to see where the problem is coming from so they know what services and repairs are required.
After offering suggestions on repairs you may need you will be able to take get it taken care of at your convenience. Either way bring your car in if you have any questions or simply call us at 817-232-9866.