At Bob's Transmissions in Winnipeg, we provide differential service and repair. During the turn of a wheel, a differential lets the outer drive wheel rotate faster than the inner drive wheel. The differential splits the engine power two ways; this allows each wheel to spin at a different speed. The differential oil is used to cool the differential and provide the necessary lubrication.
Differential oil should be changed periodically to maintain the performance and functionality of your vehicle. It is a good idea to check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to confirm the manufacturer’s maintenance interval recommendation for your vehicle’s differential. Signs of differential problems include:
Noisy when accelerating or decelerating
Noise increase with road speed
Shuddering when turning corners
What Is a Transfer Case?
The transfer case is part of the drive train of a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle. The engine powers the transmission, which in turn sends that power to the transfer case. The transfer case then divides the power between the front and rear wheels of the vehicle in order to enhance traction or provide more torque.
Transfer Case Fluid
This fluid lubricates the internal components as well as absorbs the heat generated by the transfer case. For optimal performance and functionality, it is important to change the fluid periodically. We recommend checking your vehicle’s owner’s manual to confirm the manufacturer’s maintenance interval recommendation for your vehicle’s transfer case. Here are a few instances when you might need our expertise:
Transfer case won’t engage or shift
Noisy when in 4x4
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