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 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.

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Robert

20 years of experience
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Robert
20 years of experience
Dodge Journey V6-3.6L - Transfer Case Fluid - Denver, Colorado
Robert was awesome. I was unable to make my appointment so I arranged with Robert to get the parts and keys from my brother. He was obviously very knowledgeable in what he was doing as the work completed was done in about half the time that was estimated. By far the best mechanic experience I have ever had. Robert kept me up to date along the way and and was more than willing to work with my brother since I could not be there. I also requested that Robert didn't fill the transmission since my car has a silicone gasket. Robert was understanding of this and went as far as to let me know how much fluid he recovered so I could fill it myself once the silicone was cured. Most shops will suck out the ATF Fluid and replace what they pulled out. Robert did the full service on the transmission including dropping the pan and replacing the filter. I verified all the work once I got home and everything looked great. I am truly impressed with the service received from Robert and Your Mechanic. I will be having more work done through them in the near future.
Ford Escape - Transfer Case Fluid - Louisville, Colorado
I've used Robert several times now, and he always exhibits a positive, 'can do' attitude and gets the job done. He's also very knowledgeable, friendly, and provides great advice.

Joel

21 years of experience
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Joel
21 years of experience
Jeep Wrangler L4-2.5L - Transfer Case Fluid - Jacksonville, Florida
Joel promptly arrived at the appointed time. He was tasked with performing 5 maintenace services. He promptly completed the five tasks. In addition, he diagnosed another issue that I was going to achedule an inspection for, saving me the cost of the inspection. I had a good experience using Joel.
Cadillac Escalade EXT - Transfer Case Fluid - Jacksonville, Florida
Joel performed serpentine belt replacement, front differential service, engine cooling system flush, brake fluid flush and transmission fluid flush. He works efficiently, consistently and is very professional in communicating the completed tasks and whatever else needs to be done. I will certainly seek Joel for future maintenance on my vehicles. Make him YourMechanic..

Ronald

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Ronald
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Acura MDX V6-3.5L - Transfer Case Fluid - Spring, Texas
Ronald arrived on time. He was quick and efficient. Transfer case, transmission fluid, and oil and filters completed!!

Ediee

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Ediee
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Ram 1500 V8-5.7L - Transfer Case Fluid - Las Vegas, Nevada
Eddie is a very well experienced mechanic. Great customer service skills. Looking forward for him to work on my other vehicles.

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