Colorado Springs Transfer Case Repair and Services
What is a Transfer Case?
The transfer case mounts directly behind the transmission and redirects torque from the transmission to other systems. In a 4 wheel drive, it redirects torque to the front and rear axles allowing all four wheels to drive the vehicle at once. On other vehicles, it’s the device that allows you to choose the two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
Since all of the torque to the wheels has to run through the transfer case, a problem with the transfer case can appear very similar to a transmission failure and keep your vehicle from moving at all.
Trans Tech Auto & Truck is the leading transfer case service and repair provider in Colorado Springs. Transfer cases are serviced by draining the fluid and replacing it with fresh fluid. We also check for leaks or damage. The transfer case fluid cools and lubricates the gears, chains, bearings, shafts, and other parts keeping them turning smoothly. After some time, the additives in the fluid wear out and the parts in the case aren’t protected as well. There can also be small bits of carbon or metal from your clutch that wear off and contaminate the fluid. Since there is no filter, having that additional material in there can accelerate the wear and tear and cause the vehicle to shudder when turning or emit whining sounds. If the fluid runs low or becomes contaminated, it can lead to the failure of the differential.
How often should I change my fluid?
There are several things that affect when and how often you should change the fluid.
- How much do you use the 4-wheel drive?
- Do you drive in wet environments frequently like driving through streams or through mud and snow?
- Do you tow things with your vehicle?
If these are activities you do frequently then it will shorten the intervals between changing the fluid.
The parts in your transfer case will eventually wear out and we will need to make repairs. But properly servicing your transfer case will put that potential much further in the future. And transfer case fluid replacement can be done much faster and for less money than a differential replacement.
If you are experiencing a problem with your vehicle’s drive system and you don’t know if it’s the transmission, just bring it in for a complete diagnostic evaluation.
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