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Reasons for Professional Transfer Case Repair in Mesa

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Transfer case repair in Mesa isn’t necessary on a lot of vehicles.  It’s only necessary for vehicles that have 4 wheel drives installed.  If you have a 4X4 truck or sport utility vehicle, do not ever try to fix your transfer case yourself for a wide variety of reasons…

Don't Fix Your Transfer Case Yourself. Get Professional Transmission Repair In Mesa | (480) 447-2727

Don’t Fix Your Transfer Case Yourself.
Get Professional Transmission Repair In Mesa | (480) 447-2727

Why Can’t I Fix My Transfer Case Myself?

We get it. Auto repair can be expensive. Transfer case repair even more so. However, with that said, you actually save more money by getting professional transfer case repair instead.  Why?  Well, let’s take a look at your warranty.  Most cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles that have a transfer case in them also have a warranty on the power train, of which the transfer case is a part.

If you try to fix your transfer case yourself, you run a very real risk of voiding your warranty.  And that means that you will end up paying far more for to fix your transfer case than you would have if you had just played by the manufacturer’s rules.  but it’s not just the warranty that is the problem.  There is also the knowledge that you would need to fix your transfer case, plus the tools necessary for the job.  A conservative estimate for the tools alone is about $25,000.  Now, while you can use the tools later on, a lot of them are highly specialized.

You can’t use a piece of equipment designed to fix your transfer case on something like fixing your tire or replacing your brakes.  The transmission repair shop is going to have knowledge, experience, and most of all, every tool that you can imagine to fix your transfer case or any other part of your power train.  If you try to fix it yourself, there is also a big learning curve.  You could end up with a non functioning vehicle sitting in your garage, carport, or driveway.  That alone is a very good reason to get your vehicle fixed by a pro, however, there is another reason you want to go to a professional transmission repair shop in Mesa to fix your transfer case.

Another Warranty is Added On

A professional transmission repair shop in Mesa is going to give you a warranty on your parts as well as the labor involved. That way you’re not out money if something goes wrong with the repair and you can take it back to the the shop to have them correct the problem.

So as you see, there are a lot of reasons to get transfer case repair in Mesa done by a professional.

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Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529
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Transfer Case Repair and Your Auto Mechanic Part 1

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Transfer case repair is something you’ll need if you have a four wheel drive vehicle.  It makes sense if you think about it.  After all, a four wheel drive vehicle is a lot more complicated than a regular automatic transmission…

Transfer Case Repair:  1/4th of your 4X4 Vehicle

Transfer Case Repair | (480) 447-2727

Transfer Case Repair | (480) 447-2727

A four wheel drive vehicle has four main components, and no it’s not the wheels.  Any four wheel drive vehicle has:  a rear differential, the front differential, the automatic transmission of course, and the transfer case.   There may be other components such as locking hubs and certain electronic components that are designed to make use of the terrain’s traction.

Transfer case repair in Mesa is necessary for your transfer case, which is a very hard working component.  A transfer case transfers  the power between the front and rear axles on a four-wheel-drive car. It serves a different purposes than say a differential or an automatic transmission.

What a Transfer Case Does

While your vehicle’s front and rear differentials balance speed between the inside and outside wheels, a transfer case balances speed between the front two and the rear two wheels.  A transfer case is usually a set of gears, though sometimes its just a coupling joint filled with a viscous fluid.  Whatever the type of transfer case it is, they serve the same exact purpose:  they allow an all-wheel drive system to function no matter what the surface is.  In addition, some transfer cases also have a low range, due to an additional set of gears.  Having an extra gear ratio  allows any four wheel drive vehicle fitted with it extra torque and a super-slow output speed.

If you have a four wheel drive vehicle, your vehicle has different maintenance requirements than a two wheel drive car, and all of the components are extremely complex.  Like any vehicle component, you need to regularly maintain your transfer case as well.  In our next article on transfer case repair, we will cover maintenance schedules as well as symptoms of transfer cases going bad.

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Transfer Case Repair and Four Wheel Drive

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Your four-wheel drive is composed of elements.  One of the elements that is very important is your transfer case.
First off though, let’s explore what a four wheel drive is.

Four Wheel Drive and a Transfer Case

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According to this article excerpt:

Four wheel drive refers to vehicles that have a differential that may or may not be lockable, between the front and rear axles, meaning that the front and rear drive shafts will not rotate at different speeds. This provides maximum torque transfer to the axle with the most traction, but can cause binding in high traction, tight turning situations. They are also either full-time or part-time 4WD selectable.All wheel drive refers to a drive train system that includes a differential between the front and rear drive shafts. This is usually coupled with some sort of anti-slip technology that will allow all wheels to spin at different speeds, but still maintain the ability to transfer torque from one wheel in case of loss of traction at that wheel. All wheels are engaged to the drive full-time… [READ MORE]

In a way, a four wheel drive is kind of an additional transmission that allows you to have better control over rougher terrain.  In a place that is heavily urban, a four wheel drive goes largely unused.  In a rugged area like Arizona, however, where even now, some roads aren’t paved, a four wheel drive vehicle can be quite useful.  A system like four wheel drive also needs something to help it move power between wheels, and that is your transfer case.

A Transfer Case and it’s Repair

The transfer case transfers power from the transmission  to both the front and rear axles. Some transfer cases use  gears, but many more  transfer cases nowadays are chain driven.  Like any engine part, sooner or later you are going to need to repair it.  And make no mistake, transfer case repair is not something most people can do.

Trail Transmission is an expert in transfer case repair, as well as fixing transmissions, and rear differentials.

Trail Transmission
11240 East Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529
(480) 447-2727
http://www.trailtransmission.com/