Transfer cases are responsible for playing a very important role in the operation of high-performance vehicles. They transfer power from a vehicle’s transmission to a vehicle’s front and rear axles. Replacing a transfer case can be costly, which is why you should keep a close eye out for signs of trouble with a transfer case and address them before they become major issues. Check out some of the most common signs of a shoddy transfer case below.
A transfer case won’t engage.
Failure to engage is probably the most common problem that you can have with a transfer case. Your transfer case might not be engaging because of your vehicle’s speed. It might also be failing to engage because it doesn’t have the proper lubrication or because your transfer case has components in it that are worn out. Whatever the case, you won’t be able to ignore this particular problem. You’ll need to get to the bottom of it right away.
A transfer case makes a lot of excessive noise.
If your high-performance vehicle is making a loud, grinding noise when you use it, it could be an indication that you have an issue with your transfer case on your hands. Your vehicle could also be making a grinding sound for a number of other reasons. But more often than not, it could be a sign that your transfer case is running very low on lubrication.
A transfer case is leaking lubricant.
If you find that your transfer case is low on lubricant, it could be because it has a leak in it. A leak will often cause the components in your transfer case to burn up and wear out way quicker than they should. You’ll need to have a leak fixed immediately to prevent your transfer case from running dangerously low on fluid all the time.
Is your high-performance vehicle’s current transfer case beyond repair? SCS Gearbox can help you get your hands on a new one. Call us at 419-483-7278 to learn about the transfer cases we have in stock.