A replacement transfer case is the best solution when experiencing problems with your current transfer case. There are many different types of transfer cases, but all of them provide a means for connecting the front and rear axles to the drivetrain. This allows for a four-wheel-drive vehicle to receive power from all of its wheels. As a result, your vehicle will have enhanced traction and control.
If your current transfer case fails or sustains damage, a replacement transfer case is necessary for you to regain full use of your vehicle’s four-wheel-drive system. Transfer cases do not require frequent maintenance, so most drivers tend to forget that they even exist until something goes wrong! Fortunately, you can find the exact replacement parts you need at our online store.
What’s a Transfer Case?
Your transfer case is a vital part of your four-wheel-drive system. It provides power to the front and rear axles through driveshafts, differentials, and axles. It also transfers power from one axle to the other as needed. Together with the transmission, it allows your vehicle to shift between two- and four-wheel drive.
A transfer case may be chain-driven or gear-driven. It may be part of the transmission or mounted independently behind it (as in most modern SUVs). In either case, it involves many moving parts that require lubrication to reduce friction and prevent wear and tear. Over time, the lubricant may break down and lose its effectiveness. Worn-out fluid can cause components in the transfer case to overheat and wear out prematurely, resulting in costly repairs.
When to Replace Your Transfer Case
There are many parts of your vehicle that you could go years without ever thinking about. Your transfer case is one of those parts. It is a small component of your vehicle, but it is responsible for sending power from the engine to the wheels, so you will definitely notice if it starts to fail. The good news is that there are warning signs that you should look out for to help you determine when you need to replace your transfer case. Here are signs that you need a replacement transfer case.
Strange Noises Coming from Under Your Vehicle
if, after driving your vehicle around, you hear strange noises coming from under it, then something could be wrong with the transfer case. The first step is to check the fluid levels, but if they’re fine, the next thing to do is remove and inspect the transfer case.
Difficulty Shifting Gears
If you are having difficulty shifting gears or your vehicle pops out of gear, there is an issue with the transfer case. One of these two problems could be caused by a damaged or worn-out clutch fork. Alternatively, if you notice fluid leakage under your car, then there is a good chance you have a damaged seal on the transfer case housing.
You will need a new transfer case if you notice that the engine is overheating. A leak in the transfer case can cause your engine to overheat, leading to further damage and vehicle failure.
Finally, if you notice any of these signs related to transfer case issues, get it checked out by a certified mechanic before the problem worsens.