How hard is it to replace the transfer case?
Replacing the transfer case is an easy task but you have to make sure its replacement is the right kind. For example, you can’t put a transfer case in that was bolted to a 5-speed manual transmission into a TJ with the 32RH automatic transmission or a major ATF leak will occur.
How long does it take to replace a transfer case?
How Long Does it Take? Depending on the availability, your reman transfer case can usually be shipped to the repair shop within a few days of your order. Shipping should be free or less than $100. Expect the installation to take 1 to 2 days.
Can I remove my transfer case and still drive?
If your transfer case is not working anymore, you won’t be able to use the four-wheel drive. However, you might be able to drive in 2WD, but we do not suggest doing such a thing as it might be dangerous. Therefore, consider taking the vehicle to the dealer.
What happens if transfer case goes out?
If the seals leak, fluid escapes and is no longer able to properly lubricate the interior components of the transfer case. Eventually the parts inside will wear out and overheat. If this happens, the transfer case will be rendered useless and the four-wheel drive operation will not work.
What does it sound like when a transfer case goes bad?
Strange Grinding, Growling or Humming Noises If you hear grinding, growling, or humming noises that change with your vehicle speed, it may be coming from the transfer case. This could indicate a low fluid level or some mechanical problem such as bad bearings, loose chains or damaged gears.
Do you need a transfer case to drive?
A transfer case is a specialized component that is used on four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. It is essential on vehicles that use both front and rear axles to drive. There are many different types of all-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations, and each will require a different type of transfer case.
Is transfer case and transmission fluid the same?
The transmission and front differential share the same fluid (ATF). The transfer case (uses Gear Oil) is a separate unit.
How serious is a transfer case leak?
If the seals leak, fluid escapes and cannot properly lubricate the internal components of the transfer case. With time and use the parts inside will wear out and overheat. This can render the transfer case useless and the vehicle will no longer be able to shift into four-wheel drive.
How often should I replace transfer case fluid?
How often should transfer case fluid be changed? When to replace your transfer case fluid varies greatly from vehicle to vehicle. Some vehicles require a transfer case service every 25,000 km, while others don’t need attention until 100,000 km or more.
Does a transfer case leak oil?
The transfer case is a self-contained unit that has its own fluid. A leak could be from a bad seal or an issue locked within the case itself. The output shaft seal is the part of the transfer case that connects the case to the axle. Once this occurs, the fluid can no longer lubricate the parts within the transfer case.