Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls
  1. Home
  2. Articles
  3. How to Buy Good Quality Transfer Case Fluid

How to Buy Good Quality Transfer Case Fluid

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 fluid case. This case can sometimes be called a transfer box or a transfer case. The transfer fluid case is what holds the transmission system together.

Both the rear and front axles connect to this case through a mechanical shaft or the drive shaft. This shaft is then able to give out torque and make rotation start to happen. Within this all-important case the power is being distributed to both axles so that all the wheels are getting the same amount of torque, at the same time.

The transfer case fluid lubricates the various parts in the transfer case, and helps to cool it down. It comes in two forms which are traditional gear oil, or synthetic oil.

Thanks to everyday wear and tear, the fluid starts to become dirty over time, and even contain debris. The dirty fluid will end up taking its toll on your car in a negative way. You may hear sounds coming from the gears, which sound like whining, and as you turn the car it may shudder.

When you determine that it's time to change your transfer case fluid, keep a few things in mind:

  • Have your fluid inspected: If you’re unsure of whether or not you need to replace your fluid, make an appointment to have your current fluid inspected. At the same time, you don’t want to let this fluid get low, so regular replacement is key.

  • Check your owners manual: There is traditional gear oil and synthetic oil, you want to be sure you’re purchasing the correct kind for your vehicle. Check your owner's’ manual for more information.

  • Choose a brand: You’ll find there are a number of brands available at different price ranges. All should be relatively inexpensive though.

YourMechanic supplies top-quality transfer case fluid to our certified mobile technicians. We can also replace transfer case fluid with the fluid that you've purchased. Click here to get a quote and more information on transfer case fluid replacement.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

P0222 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input
P0222 code definition Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input What the P0222...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
The Traveler’s Guide to Driving in Malaysia
CraigBurrows / Shutterstock.com Malaysia is a popular destination for many tourists today. The country has amazing sights and attractions that you will want to explore....

Related questions

Q: When I unplugged the TPC it runs like a new truck

Hi there. If when you remove the TPS (throttle position sensor) and the engine runs better, then there could be an issue with the MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor. Check the MAP sensor and see if the harness is good...

Q: Transfer case adapter leak.

There should be an output seal between the transmission and the transfer case has an input seal with a gasket in between. If any of these are bad it may leak transmission fluid. I would recommend having a certified technician,...

Q: I have a 2010 Chrysler Sebring with 125K miles , I've brought the car when it only had 42K on it , I've never had the transmission

I checked to verify and yes, Chilton's (a major vendor of vehicle technical data) does recommend that the automatic transmission fluid and filter, on your year, make and model, be changed at 120,000 miles. I would absolutely recommend having that...