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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Finding the cause of your transfer case leak

A transfer case is part of the drivetrain system on vehicles with four-wheel drive. The job of the transfer case is to engage the four-wheel drive when activated and to disengage it when deactivated. It splits the power coming out of the transmission, sending it to the front and rear wheels.The transfer case is located behind the transmission, and it's connected to both the front and rear drive shafts. Most transfer cases are either chain- or gear-based, requiring a special lubricant called "gear oil". The difference between engine oil and gear oil is the thickness or "viscosity", gear oil being more viscous. This allows a type of lubrication referred to as "bath oiling". The bottom of the internal parts of the transfer case sit inside the gear oil, and, as the gears rotate, the oil sticks to the gears, keeping them well-lubbed. Problems with your car's transfer case can arise due to a fluid leak. If you are experiencing a bitter smell coming from under the hood of your car, yo ... read more

Does your transfer case need to be rebuilt: Miramar

A transfer case is a device that splits a vehicle's engine power and directs it to the front and rear drive axles of a four-wheel drive vehicle. Common transfer case problems can include the following issues: Difficulty shifting into certain gears Noisy operation in all gears "Jumping" out of the 4×4 low range Leaks from the vent or output shaft seals When providing your repair options, Transmasters auto repair shop is experienced at troubleshooting the issue and letting you know if the problem has a simple solution, or if we'll need to rebuild your transfer case. In addition, we can give you a breakdown of parts and labor necessary for the job, and any pricing involved. We work on every kind of vehicle's transfer case Whether you own a Chevy, GMC, Jeep, or other kind of car or truck, we've got the knowledge and experience to address your transfer case needs. From replacing fluids to detecting and repairing leaks to complete rebuilds, our mecha ... read more

What you should know about your transfer case problems: Miramar

What you should know about your transfer case problems: Miramar A transfer case is a device that splits a vehicle's engine power and directs it to the front and rear drive axles of a four-wheel drive vehicle. It is mounted behind the transmission and both front and rear drive shafts connect to it. It contains either gears or a chain drive system in which the power is distributed from the transmission to the axles. The transfer case will typically have the ability to shift between two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive high range, four-wheel drive low range and neutral. When operating in two-wheel drive mode, the transfer case directs power to the rear axle of the vehicle. The internal components of the case are not being turned under power from the engine. The gears inside the case are being turned and lubricated by the turning tires and wheels of the vehicle only as it is being driven. In the neutral position, the transfer case prevents the vehicle's transmission from being connect ... read more