Transfer Case Maintenance & Repair in San Jose
Transfer cases are a vital component of four-wheel drive vehicles. A transfer
case directs power to the front and the rear of the vehicle as needed
to provide seamless performance on rough or uncertain terrain. At Allied
Transmission, we know how to help you maintain your vehicles for maximum
performance. Our transmission shop in San Jose is pleased to offer transfer
case maintenance and repair, automatic transmission repair, clutch repair,
and differential repair for personal or fleet vehicles.
Three Signs of Transfer Case Problems
Knowing the signs of a transfer case problem can alert you to the need
to visit your transmission shop for repairs. The longer you drive with
a damaged or worn transmission case, the more damage you could be doing
to this integral part of your 4x4’s drive system.
Grinding noises while driving at certain speeds or in certain gears can
indicate that one or more parts inside your transfer case are wearing
out and need repair or replacement.
Difficulty shifting gears, rough gear shifts, and gear slippage while driving
can all be related to a damaged or worn transfer case.
Fluid leaking from your transfer case indicates the need for professional
attention to stop the leak. If the leak is allowed to persist, fluid levels
inside the transfer case will continue to drop, causing damage to its
Transfer Case Maintenance Tips
Transfer cases require lubricant fluid to keep every component working
properly. You will need to have this fluid flushed and replaced periodically;
we can tell you how often this should be performed, based on your vehicle’s
make and model.
Your transfer case’s fluid levels should be checked during every
regular oil change to ensure there is no loss of fluid via evaporation
or a leak. If the fluid is low, more should be added to provide adequate
Over time, your transfer case’s parts will wear out with use. Your
transfer case should be checked by a transmission professional every few
years for signs of wear—the sooner you replace worn parts, the less
your vehicle’s performance and gas mileage will suffer.
Like any part of your vehicle, your transfer case needs proper maintenance
to continue performing at its best. Your transmission shop can help you
stay on top of transfer case maintenance for the best results and greatest
longevity from this important auto part. You can
reach Allied Transmission to schedule transmission work or transfer case maintenance by calling