Treating 4×4 Transfer Case Problems
There are a number of different kinds of 4×4 transfer cases that are made to be compatible with different makes and models. Each transfer case will serve the same general purpose but most of them do not come standard on most vehicles so it may be a little trickier to know when something has gone wrong.
In order for your car to have 4×4 capabilities it must have a transfer case which directs power to both ends of the vehicle, or axles, through separate driveshafts. Cars that are two wheel drive don’t need a transfer case since the driveshaft connects directly to the transmission in the front of the car.
One of the issues that can come up is the engine will miss gears when shifting. This is sometimes more noticeable when accelerating from a stop because the car will hesitate. A more common problem that has a relatively simple fix is you’ll eventually need your fluid changed out.
Doing this yourself takes a couple steps and tools to complete the talk. The process is a bit more involving than other simple fixes in that you have to break the fill and drain plugs, drain it, fill it with a sealant and then seal it.
If troubleshooting your transfer case is creating more questions and problems than anything else then you may be better off bringing your car in to 2J’s Automotive and letting the mechanics take a look at it for you. We will give your car a free diagnostic test, valued at $80, and let you know of the problem and the solution.
We can answer any questions you may have about servicing and repairing your transfer case as well as your car and make sure you get back out on the road safely and confidently. Call us at 817-232-9866 or visit us if you have any questions.