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Transfer Case Repair and Giving Your 4×4 a Bit of TLC (Conclusion)

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Getting transfer case repair done before you have a problem is a very wise practice.

Transfer Case Repair in Mesa, AZ

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As we covered previously, if you haven’t done transfer case service or gotten transfer case repair done, you could be stranded.

Arizona Can Be Dangerous With a Faulty Vehicle: Get Transfer Case Service Done

But that can’t happen to you, right? Well, this happened just last month, here in Arizona:

“Shortly after starting toward home, Ohman said he knew something was wrong. At times the rocky path had him driving right next to a steep drop-off.

He looked for a place to turn around but once he found one, the CR-V couldn’t make it back up the steep road. So he kept driving, navigating around 2- and 3-feet-deep ruts, or stopping completely to get out and move basketball-size boulders.

During one of the stops, he noticed fluid dripping from under his car. He had gas, the tires were inflated, but it wouldn’t move. The transmission was shredded.

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Man stranded in Arizona’s high desert for two days
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Andrew Austin and two of his friends went off-roading
Andrew Austin and two of his friends went off-roading on motorcross bikes near Crown King, Arizona. Andrew Austin/Special for The Republic
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On their way back from off-roading to Crown King, Arizona,
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Ohman left notes on the car’s windshield: “Left stranded
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He was found by Troy Haverland, a dirt biker. He invited
Ohman said he hopes his story can help others know
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Man stranded in Arizona’s high desert for two days
Left with an immobile car and little else

He surveyed his situation: No phone signal, but he did save an offline map of the route home. He had a lighter and two old flares he wasn’t sure would work. One bottle of water, a slushie, a sandwich, some bagel chips, a few beers and what he thought were a few cans of sparkling water. On second look he realized the seltzer was alcoholic, too.

“That was excruciatingly hard. There’s not a friendly bush out there.”
Michael Ohman
In hopes of finding cell service, he hiked up a nearby mountain.

“That was excruciatingly hard,” he said. “There’s not a friendly bush out there.”

After finding no service, he hiked back to his car, disappointed and parched from the afternoon sun. By 5 p.m. he was out of water…

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Fix Your Transfer Case Sooner and Not Later

While the man in the article took a vehicle that wasn’t designed for rough terrain, this could just as easily happen to someone who had a faulty transfer case.

So take no chances.  Take your car in for transfer case service today.
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Transfer Case Repair and Giving Your 4×4 a Bit of TLC

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Transfer case repair helps to keep you doing what you do best, exploring Arizona’s back roads with your trusty 4×4.

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Arizona is blessed with a lot of rugged beauty. From the trails around the Superstition Mountains, to the wide open expanses around Yuma, there is a lot to explore, especially with a four-wheel drive vehicle. If you’re going to go 4x4ing, you need several things to work. First off, you need high performance shocks and struts. Going cheap on your shocks and struts, particularly if you are going over rough terrain is a sure way to damage your sport utility vehicle or truck. You’re going to make sure that your car’s transmission is working, and most importantly of all, you’re going to need your vehicle’s transfer case operating at peak efficiency. So if it’s been a while, take your car in for transfer case repair in Mesa, or transfer case service. But what is a transfer case?
According to this article excerpt from Wikipedia:

“A transfer case is a part of the drivetrain of four-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive, and other multiple powered axle vehicles. The transfer case transfers power from the transmission to the front and rear axles by means of drive shafts. It also synchronizes the difference between the rotation of the front and rear wheels, and may contain one or more sets of low range gears for off-road use.
The transfer case receives power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles. This can be done with gears, hydraulics, or chain drive. On some vehicles, such as four-wheel-drive trucks or vehicles intended for off-road use, this feature is controlled by the driver. The driver can put the transfer case into either “two-wheel-drive” or “four-wheel-drive” mode. This is sometimes accomplished by means of a shifter, similar to that in a manual transmission. On some vehicles this may be electronically operated by a switch instead. Some vehicles, such as all-wheel-drive sports cars, have transfer cases that are not selectable. Such a transfer case is permanently “locked” into all-wheel-drive mode.”

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A Transfer Case Helps With Safe Off-Roading

Where most people go offroading is a bit on the remote side. It makes sense if you think about it. You kind of want to get away from the crowds and traffic of the city and get back to nature. However, with that said, another thing to think about is spotty cell phone reception. What does that have to do with transfer case repair in Mesa?
Well, if you haven’t done transfer case service or gotten transfer case repair done, you could be stranded.
So don’t be a statistic. Get professional transfer case repair in Mesa

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Transfer Case Repair in Mesa

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Transfer case repair is something that you will need, particularly if you like the 4x4ing lifestyle that Arizona has to offer.

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When people think of a desert, they think of stereotypical images of barren plains, flat, and barren. That’s one perception of the desert, however except for isolated patches, a great chunk of the Arizona Desert is actually incredibly diverse and varied terrain, and one of the best ways to see it is in the comfort of a four wheel drive vehicle. 4x4ing on established trails is a great way to see the beauty of the Sonoran desert particularly in places like Bulldog Canyon.

However, like all mechanical parts, your transfer case will sooner or later will need some scheduled maintenance or even transfer case repair. Under no circumstances should you try this on your own.

What is a Transfer Case

What is a transfer case? According to FOURWHEELER.COM: “No matter how simple or complex your transfer case is, this is what it does: It splits the engine torque coming from the transmission and delivers it to output shafts that connect to driveshafts leading to the front and rear axles. Most transfer cases designed for off-road use are able to mechanically lock the front and rear driveshafts together, so each end of the vehicle gets an equal amount of engine torque.

Depending on the age and design of your transfer case, torque is delivered to the front output shaft either through a set of gears or via a chain. Most present-day T-cases are chain-driven, as the chains have proven to be lighter and quieter than gears. Hard-core ’wheelers tend to prefer the old-school gear-driven cases, however, because they can withstand greater amounts of torque without breaking. And gears will never stretch like a Chain might when it’s under extreme stress.

The age of your transfer case also has a lot to do with the material used to construct its housing. Older T-cases, like the NP203, NP205, and the Dana 300, were built with cast-iron housings. They’re heavy, but bullet-proof. Since the 1980s, the quest for fuel efficiency has caused manufacturers to turn to lighter materials, like aluminum and magnesium, for T-case housings.” [READ MORE]

Arizona has a vibrant, outdoorsy atmosphere. How better to enjoy it than to take a drive in a 4 wheel drive vehicle. And if you do that, make sure you get your jeep, sport utility vehicle or truck into a shop that does transfer case service.

Read another article on this subject here.

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Get Transfer Case Repair and Go 4x4ing Part 2: Bulldog Canyon

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Part two of our series on transfer case repair explores a trail near the East Valley.

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Get Transfer Case Service and Hit Bulldog Canyon

Arizona is home to some great off-road trails.  One of these many trails is Bulldog Canyon, located at the east end of the valley a bit northeast of Apache Junction.  Before you load up and head out, however, you may want to get your transfer case checked at a mechanic. According to the site AZOFFROADING.COM: “A permit is required for this trail. It’s easy to obtain and free. Carry it with you at all times. Call Mesa District Rangers at (480) 610-3300. You can now obtain the necessary permit online! Just fill out the form, and they e-mail you printable permit within two days. Directions to the Trail: From Hwy 60 east of Phoenix, head north from exit 188 on Power Road which turns into Bush Highway north of town. Follow Bush Hwy east and turn right 1.7 miles after Usery Pass Road. Refer to your permit for combination of gate. Relock the gate after passing through. [READ MORE]

Like all trails designed for 4-wheel driving, Bulldog Canyon is both rugged and rocky.  You want to make sure that your vehicle is in great condition.  Get your truck or sport utility vehicle thoroughly checked over by a mechanic.    Make sure that your tires are okay, and there’s no worn tread on them.  Make sure that you have enough gas in your car, and that you take drinking water and food with you as well.  And make sure that you get your car in for transfer case service before you go out.

Why Transfer Case Repair May Be Necessary

If your mechanic checks your car out and finds no problem, get your permit and hit the trail.  If he finds something wrong and recommends transfer case repair, be smart and listen to him.  Why?  Well, if a transfer case isn’t working right, it won’t transfer additional power to the wheel that’s under stress, then you could find your vehicle doing some rather scary things.  On a minor scale, your car could get locked in some sand.  On a bigger scale, you could end up tipping your vehicle over.

So remember, if you want to go 4 wheel driving, do it legally and responsibly.  Make sure you have all of the permits you’re going to need for Bulldog Canyon or anywhere else you want to go.  And get your vehicle in for transfer case service today.

For more information, be sure to read part one of this series as well.

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Get Transfer Case Repair and Go 4x4ing Part 1: Ajax Trail

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Transfer case repair helps your four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle run smoothly. And in Arizona, 4x4ing  can be fun.

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Go 4x4ing? Get your Transfer Case Serviced | (480) 447-2727

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You want to get transfer case service for your 4X4.  Arizona is home to some rugged territory and beautiful places to see.  Some of them like Sedona or the Grand Canyon you can get to by highway, but others are well off the beaten track and can only be reached by using a four wheel drive vehicle.  Some places are actually quite close by and worth a look.  For example, look at Ajax trail.  According to this excerpt from http://jeep.off-road.com/: “Ajax can be found in southern Arizona, about 15 miles northeast of Florence. From highway 79 take the dirt road heading east between mile markers 144 and 145. The approximate location of the trailhead (you really ought to get the topo map) is 33 degrees, 12 minutes, 20 seconds north, 111 degrees , 11 minutes, 30 seconds west. Approximate, because the trail wanders in and out of the wash and crosses adjacent roads.” [READ MORE]

4X4ing is not for everyone.  However, for those who love the spirit and call of the west, it is an incredibly fun activity.  You can see parts of Arizona that aren’t on the travel brochures, and partake of the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.  However, before you do so, you should get your transfer case looked at.

Transfer Case: Avoid Problems Before They Start

Your 4×4 takes a lot of punishment.  Your shocks and struts are just one part of your vehicle that has to go through a lot when out in the desert or wherever you’re heading.  Getting transfer case service before you have a problem makes sense not just for any potential expense, but for your own safety.  A great many of the places that people go 4X4ing in are not well known for cell phone reception.  As a result, if your transfer case breaks down, and overall, your 4×4 won’t shift properly, you may be stuck there a while.  In the spring and fall, this isn’t as much of a problem as it is now.  But in the summer when it is well above 100 degrees…

So don’t borrow trouble.  If you’re going to go four wheeling around Arizona, make sure you’re prepared.  Make sure you have enough water and gas up your sport utility vehicle or truck before you head out.  And before you even think about going out, have your vehicle checked over by a mechanic that does transfer case repair.

For more information on transfer case repair or trails in Arizona, be sure to read part two as well.

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Scheduled Auto Repair Part 3: Transfer Case Repair

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Part three of a three-part series on scheduled auto repair covers transfer case repair.  Be sure to read part one and part two as well.

Does My Car Even Have a Transfer Case?

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It may surprise you to know that some vehicles don’t have transfer cases. Even  if your car fits the profile of a vehicle with a transfer case, you may not know much about transfer cases.  If your vehicle has 4-wheel drive you’ve got one. As to what a transfer case does, it is, in a way, the differential for your axles.  It makes sure you have power for both the front and rear axles, and like all components of your vehicle, you will need to do transfer case service every 30,000 miles, as a scheduled auto repair.

Look at a rear-wheel drive vehicle like a sport utility vehicle.  Power is automatically shifted  to the rear wheels until you engage your 4-wheel drive. That’s when the transfer case transfers some of the power to the front wheels as well. There are different ways of activating a transfer case.  Sometimes just shifting gears is enough and the process is completely automatic, or you might have to activate your transfer case via a lever or button, depending on your vehicle. As for servicing your transfer case, it is actually quite simple.

Transfer Case Service and What it Entails

Again you should get transfer case service every 30,000 miles.  When you get it done, it’s a good idea to have all the transfer case fluid drained, as well as having the gear box checked for leaks.  After that, fresh fluid is put into the transfer case.  Transfer case fluid is a lubricant, and contaminated fluid can start to cause damage.  There’s no such thing as a transfer case filter.
You want to be meticulous about following the recommended schedule for replacing your vehicle’s fluids.  Replacing your transfer case fluid is included in this schedule.  Sooner or later you’re going to need transfer case repair, but by being a bit proactive, that day will be a long ways away.

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Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529
(480) 447-2727
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