If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, sooner or later, you may need to get your transfer case serviced. First off, though, what is a transfer case?
A Transfer Case and it’s Role in a 4X4
According to Wikipedia.org:
A transfer case is a part of a four-wheel-drive system found in four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of drive shafts. It is also referred to as a “transfer gearcase”, “transfer gearbox”,”transfer box”, “jockey box”, or simply “T-case”.
The transfer case receives power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles. 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.
To read more about transfer cases, please visit the source article.
Transfer Case Repair and Your Vehicle
Pickups, jeeps, and sport utility vehicles often are 4 wheel drive vehicles owing to their functions in construction, forestry, and offroading activities. Sometimes, the transfer case doesn’t shift between the front and rear wheels. You could find your vehicle stuck somewhere off road and out of cell service if you’re not careful. If a transfer case starts going bad, as in rougher than normal rides, you’ll have to get a transfer case repair done.
When you’re dealing with a transfer case, like all jobs for an auto mechanic, it’s best to be proactive. A competent mechanic can tell you whether you should get a new unit or a rebuilt one, and even install it for you.
If you use your four wheel drive, you also use your transfer case as well. So, keep up on your repairs, and call an auto repair facility that does transfer case repair in Mesa.
Trail Transmission is a transmission repair shop serving the East Mesa area.
11240 East Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3529