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How Often Does My Car Need New Transfer Case Fluid?
A transfer case is a part of a drivetrain system. Its primary function is to engage the axles of multi-axle vehicles. Positioned underneath the vehicle, a transfer case is made of an aluminum or...
How to Replace a Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal
A transfer case output shaft moves torque from the powertrain to the rear wheels of a 4WD, using the transfer case output shaft seal to stay in place.
How to Replace Transfer Case Fluid
Transfer case fluid lubricates the gears of your four-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicle. Dirty case fluid affects performance.
How to Buy Good Quality Transfer Case Fluid
Do you drive an all-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive vehicle? If so, you can bet it most likely has transfer case fluid. The transfer case fluid is found within the transfer...

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Truck barely wants to move in 2 hi
Hello. It sounds like you have a transfer case that is failing. It may only be transferring power to the front wheels which will cause these symptoms to occur. I usually drain the fluid from the transfer case and inspect...
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Need to know the backlash specifications for a 2006 Denali transfer case.
Hi there. On most applications that deal with gear lash or known as backlash there is very low amounts of lash to prevent damage to the gears but also allowing the metal to expand. For your transfer case, set the...
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Transfer case is stuck in neutral.
Hi there. With the vehicle engine running but the transmission in park or neutral, put the transfer case in 4H and see if it will engage. Then try to put it into 4L and see if it will engage. If...
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Are transfer cases engine specific? For example can I put a used 3.7L Transfer case in my car if my car is a 5.7L 4WD 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello - transfer cases tend to be specific to the transmission, not the engine. In your case, your 5.7l Grand Cherokee has the 5-45RFE transmission, while the 3.7l equipped models use the W5A580 transmission. The major differences in the transmissions...
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What are signs my transfer case is going bad?
Hi there. Typically when a transfer case fails it will start making a grinding noise and can even cause some jerking while driving. It can also cause some instability when driving at higher speeds. From what you are explaining, it...
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I put my vehicle into 4WD and heard a grinding noise. I took it out and put it in 2WD and It started to make some noise.
Hi there. Jack up the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Make sure that all 4 wheels are off the ground. Put the transfer case in 4WD, the transmission in drive, and let off the brake. Check to see...
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What are the gaskets called that go between the transmission and the transfer case?
Hi there. Usually the gaskets between the transmission and the transfer case are known as the transfer case gasket or the transfer case adapter gasket. The gasket may be listed as the type of transfer case and then followed by...
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Why would a transfer case jump gears?
Hi there. If the vehicle is all stock, then the only reasons why the transfer case would do this is because the chain or belt in the case is worn out. If the vehicle is modified in any way, such...
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My Suzuki Escudo engages gears when on 4WD mode but does not engage any gear on 2WD mode. What must be the problem?
Hi there. The synchronizer inside the transfer case has teeth that are ground down on the 2WD selection causing the transfer case not to engage into 2WD. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to...
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How hard is it to switch an nv 4500 transmission from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive in a Chevrolet.
Hi there. There are a couple of ways to convert your transmission from 2WD to 4WD. You could install a transfer case and have a short drive shaft go to it from the transmission. Another was is you will need...
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Like to change the transmistion fluid in the tranfer case.
Hi there. On the bottom of your transfer case, there should be a large hex plug. You will need a special hex tool like a large allen wrench to remove the plug. Put a drain pan under the plug and...
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Transfer case is making a noise.
Hi there. Depending on what type of noise that the transfer case is making, the oil type and amount has a big factor in the transfer case emitting a noise. If the wrong type of fluid is put in the...
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Transfer case isues
Hi there. The vibration in the middle of your vehicle upon acceleration and trouble shifting in and out of 4 wheel drive may be a bad transmission mount. If the transmission mount is broken or sagging, the driveline angle changes...
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Can failure of a transfer case cause damage to a differential?
Hi there. Based on the mileage of your vehicle, its possible that the seal could have gone out on its own. A dynamic seal (seal on a shaft) will last for up to 80,000 miles on normal conditions, however, this...
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The four wheel drive system is not engaging the front wheels
From what you are describing it sounds like you have either a failure in the transfer case or in the front axle actuator. I usually drain the fluid from the transfer case first and check it for metal. If there...
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4x4 light flashing but not engaging into 4 wheel drive
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2007 Toyota Tundra to have the four wheel drive light flashing. The most common faults are a faulty four wheel drive switch, actuator failure, low transfer case fluid, or a shift cable...
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4WD transfer case issue
Hi there. It seems like what happened was, when putting the vehicle in 4WD low and driving at a high speed on pavement this could have caused the front axle to burn up. This is because the front differential has...
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Have front wheel drive no rear wheel drive
Hi there. Raise up the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Start up the engine and put it into gear. Watch to see which tires move. Put the transmission in neutral and put the transfer case in 4WD high....
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I shifted my Jeep from 4Hi to 4lo and when I put it in drive the tires are not moving.
Does the engine just rev and the vehicle does not move? Generally this indicates some kind of slip in the transmission but may also be caused by a low fluid level. Have the fluid level and condition checked first and...
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Will the transfer case out of a 93 manual Dakota fit into a 96?
Hello. My research indicates that those two different model years of Dakota use two different models of transfer case, as indicated by their part numbers. This means that they are likely different and are not cross compatible. Depending on what...

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