Transfer Case Repair
If you need transfer case repair, rebuild or replacement for your vehicle, Eagle transmission is the most trusted service providers. We service Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and Houston market areas including all the surrounding metro cities.
A typical transfer case service includes an inspection, removal, and repair or replacement of the gears, bearings, gaskets, seals and transfer case chain in the transfer case.
Transfer Case - Understanding the Basics
Transfer Case is one of the most important components of four-wheel drive vehicles. The role of your vehicle’s transfer case is to distribute the torque that it receives from the transmission to the axles. This component is not found in two-wheel drive vehicles. In the case of full time two-wheel drive, the torque is transferred directly to one axle, as there is no need to split the engine power between the front and the rear wheels.
In the case of full time four-wheel drive and partial four-wheel drive, the engines power is transferred to the front and the rear axles depending on the driving option chosen by the driver while driving. If you own a full time four-wheel drive or partial four-wheel drive, you will be able to spot the transfer case just behind your vehicle’s transmission.
Transfer case in most of the vehicles is driven by chain. This is the most preferred option because chain driven transfer cases are lot quieter. However, if you are into extensive off-road driving, then you should go for gear driven transfer cases as it increases the durability of the component
Your vehicle’s transfer case will allow you to switch to neutral, two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive high, and four-wheel drive low. When you switch to two-wheel drive, the transfer case will direct the engine’s power to the rear wheels. When you switch to four-wheel drive, the transfer case will direct the power to both rear wheel axle and front wheel axle. If you are driving in poor traction conditions, it is best to switch to four-wheel low. This will allow you to run your vehicle at a very low speed but at higher RPM. The idea here is to increase the RPM to power the tires to assist with the poor traction conditions. Added to that, four-wheel drive low mode will be very useful when your vehicle is stuck. When you are in four-wheel drive low mode, your vehicle’s tires are less likely to break loose or spin off.
When you switch to four-wheel drive high mode, your vehicle’s transfer case will drive the front wheels at the same speed as the rear wheels. It is best not to speed up in four-wheel drive high mode. If you have to drive extensively on snowy climates, four-wheel drive high mode will be helpful.
Given the importance of your vehicle’s transfer case, you should make sure that this component is regularly maintained. You will need to take your vehicle to be examined by a transmission repair company. Regular maintenance checks will enhance the performance of your vehicle and it will keep your vehicle’s transfer case in top condition. Take your vehicle to an experienced transmission repair company such as Eagle Transmission.