Question: What is a transfer case?
Answer: Your transfer case is the component that transfers engine power to your front and rear axles. In most cases typically located underneth around the center area of the vehicle, sometimes directly under your feet.
After we service vehicles that come into our shop we always explain and breakdown what we did, noticed, plus what you may be due for. Which may include if you have an AWD or 44 vehicle, a transfer case service. Hence 50% if not more have no clue what a transfer case is, was, or that they even had one. Want to find out more? Stop by.
A transfer case in your AWD plus 44 world is almost as important as your engine or transmission. Most of them actually use tansmission fluid as its fluid of choice. Which everyone knows or at least should know that it should be serviced.
Your transfer case is supposed to be serviced periodically by draining its fluid, cleaning magnets, then replacing with fresh fluid. On every transfer case service we also check for leaks and damage. Transfer case fluid cools and lubricates your gears, chains, bearings, shafts and other transfer case parts. Over time, the additives in the fluid wear out and it doesn’t protect as well as it once did. Also, bits of metal and clutch material wear off and contaminate the fluid over time. There isn’t a filter in your transfer case, but there are magnets that catch debry), hence an importance of proper transfer case maintenance.
Question: What happens if I kind of forget to properly maintain my vehicles transfer case?
Answer: Well, worst case senario you experience a mechanical failure. Which hence will equal either a repair, rebuild, or replacement service. Were here for all transfer case needs.
Your transfer case is a gearbox that splits the power between your front and rear axles on 4-wheel-drive vehicles. In all-wheel-drive vehicles, the transfer case helps to shift power from one axle to another, depending upon traction conditions plus other variables.
Lubricating fluid in the transfer case, called gear oil, helps keep the gears cool, clean, and turning smoothly. Gear oil additives breakdown in all transfer cases at different intervals. Hence the importance of proper transfer case maintenance.