Transfer Case Service and Repair
Not every car has a transfer case. If your car has a transfer case then you have it for a reason. You want the power of a 4WD (four wheel drive) vehicle so you can have better traction and control on and off the road.
If you’ve been a car owner for even just a little while you know that no car part lasts forever. At some point you’re going to need to have your transfer case inspected for service and repair.
What does a transfer case do?
Transfer cases will be either chain or gear driven. Many people prefer them to be driven by chains because they are lighter and quieter. Trucks and off-roaders will often prefer gear-driven transfer cases because they are more durable.
The transfer case is a drivetrain component, or gearbox, that splits the power between both axles. This distribution to both axles is what gives the vehicle 4×4 capabilities. The transfer case houses several gears that require lubrication in order for them to run cleanly and smoothly and when the gear oil starts to break down is when problems can arise.
Note: Transfer cases of different makes and models may break down at different times. Consult your owner’s manual to find out when best to replace the oil.
If you put off servicing and repairing your transfer case it can cause some damage, such as:
- Minimizing the life of the transfer case
- Gears, seals, and bearings wearing out quicker
- Increases the effects of oxidation and outside contaminants getting inside the transfer case
- Damages may not be covered within the warranty
Since repairing your own transfer case can be overwhelming for inexperienced mechanics it would be best to bring your car into 2J’s Automotive. Our certified mechanics service all makes and models including the one you’re driving.
We’ll give you a free diagnostic test (valued at $80) to find out just what exactly is going with your car so we’ll know to best approach the situation. Contact us with any transfer case questions you may have or call us at 817-232-9866 to schedule an appointment.