Auto Systems and Repair: Transfer Case

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Illumination of the "Service 4WD" light
  • Abnormal noise from center of vehicle while driving
  • Chattering type noise when turning
  • Fluid leak

Related Repair Advice

  • The transfer case contains gears and bearings that are lubricated by oil. All oils and fluids in a vehicle should be changed as recommended by the manufacturer, or more frequently if you use your vehicle to tow or carry heavy loads.
  • The correct fluid type should always be used when servicing the transfer case
  • The transfer case may be a one or two speed design. Two speed transfer cases are commonly found in trucks and have a low range, which is used in severe conditions.

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