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Signs of a Failing Transfer Case

Most automobile drivers don’t know what a transfer case is unless they drive a 4WD/four-wheel drive and AWD/all-wheel drive. This component ensures your front and rear axles receive enough power from the engine and transmission The transfer case comes into play to distribute power to the front wheels when your vehicle activates 4WD. Some vehicles require you to do this manually, while others can go into 4WD automatically. 

The transfer case is attached to the back of the engine, and it contains metal gears. To ensure your vehicle is ready to shift its power when needed, you should check the transfer case fluid regularly. Otherwise, problems with the transfer cases can cause serious performance issues.

Common Signs of a Failing Transfer Case

When you bring your vehicle to Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center, our technicians will inspect the differential. We utilize top-of-the-line diagnostic tools to pinpoint problems quickly and accurately. These are some of the most common symptoms of transfer case failure:
Grinding Sounds - We advise that you be more attuned to your driving. If you notice the sounds of grinding gears, it can certainly be related to the transfer case.
Difficulty Shifting Gears - If you can’t go from one gear to another in your car, it is worthwhile to have your differential looked at. We can isolate the problem at Mancinelli’s Auto Repair center.
Fluid Leak - As mentioned above, the transfer case has fluid to keep its gears lubricated. Therefore, a leak in the transfer case can cause the gears to grind against one another. You may notice the fluid beneath your vehicle.

Let us keep your transfer case from failing through preventative maintenance. Additionally, you should always follow your automaker’s recommendations when it comes to transfer case services. If you need transfer case repairs, please do not hesitate to call or visit the local experts at Manicinelli’s Auto Repair Center.

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