Troubles With Your Transfer Case?
The transfer case is what gives your car four wheel drive capabilities. It takes the power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles. You can find some transfer cases that use gears but the majority of them these days are going to be chain driven.
If you have an off-road vehicle or a car that has four wheel driving then your transfer case is in constant use even if the four wheel driving isn’t engaged. To activate four wheel drive mode, many cars have some kind of switch or shifter similar to what you see in a manual transmission.
How can you tell if something is wrong with your transmission? One of the first signs you will notice is unusual sounds coming from the front or rear axle areas. It’s sometimes hard to distinguish a particular problem based just on sound so try to listen for when you hear the sound occur.
Hearing a clunking, banging, or grinding noise can mean a problem is occurring when shifting to and from four wheel drive so you’re going to want to get it checked.
Note: Many transfer cases are usually customized for specific makes and models so problems and solutions may differ case by case. Your owner’s manual may provide more details on what transfer cases are compatible with your vehicle.
The longer you wait the worse the problem can become. Sometimes a gear can get stuck causing the car to be unable to shift. This is usually a result of jammed transfer case due to misaligned shift rods.
You can always play it safe and bring your car in to 2J’s Automotive and let the expert mechanics take a look at your transfer case. They can find the problem and offer an efficient and affordable solution so you can drive with peace of mind.
Call us at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions or come see us for a free diagnostic test valued at $80, and get your car running the way it should.