How to Tell If You Need a New Transfer Case

transfer caseAt SCS Gearbox, we proudly offer a wide range of services and products, including brand new 4X4 transfer cases.

But just how can you tell if you need to replace or repair the existing transfer cases in your vehicle?

We’re here to provide you with a few tips that can help you identify the signs of a bad transfer case.

One of the main things you will notice if you have a bad transfer case is strange noises coming from your vehicle at certain times.

Most often, you will notice unusual noises at a specific speed or any time you shift gears.

Of course, a strange noise doesn’t always mean you need a new transfer case. Sometimes, especially in the winter, the noises may just indicate that your case needs additional lubrication. If you are concerned about your transfer case fluid, it is a good idea to check it on a regular basis.

Once the problem becomes more apparent, you may start to notice more than just unusual noises. It may actually become difficult to shift gears and drive the vehicle.

Occasionally a faulty transfer case will cause the vehicle to randomly shift out of its current gear, which can be dangerous.

The signs of a bad transfer case can vary wildly depending on the type of vehicle and the extent of the problem. If you are at all concerned your transfer case is going bad, you should have it inspected immediately.

Once you know you need a replacement for your transfer case, make sure you contact the team at SCS Gearbox or use our online transfer case calculator.