All-Wheel Drive Transmission Repair in Richmond, Virginia
All-Wheel Drive Transmissions are made to handle severe driving conditions, such as deep snow or heavy off-road use.
All-wheel drive vehicles typically have an advantage over cars with front wheel drives due to the fact that all four wheels can be used for traction.
However, this does not mean they're immune from common problems like slipping belts and damaged sensors.
The Difference Between Four Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive Vehicles
Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are often confused. The difference between these two systems is that the former lets you choose whether to drive on two or four wheels, while the latter doesn’t allow you to switch. The two systems also have different transmission structures.
If your car is in 4 Wheel Drive, all of the wheels are powered by the front transaxle. This implies that the vehicle doesn’t need a separate front wheel axle. However, both the 4 Wheel Drive and all-wheel drive vehicles use transfer cases, which receive power from the transmission system and then distribute it to the front and rear axles.
Transmission of power is achieved through a set of gears, but most modern all-wheel drive cars use chain transmission. The best way to maintain your all-wheel transmission is by regularly replacing fluids and flushing out sludge.
Common Problems with All-Wheel Drive Transmissions
Some of the most common problems with All-Wheel drive transmissions include:
- Trouble Shifting Gears
When travelling at certain speeds, your car may hesitate and/or suffer from a loss of power.
- Unusual Grinding Sounds
If the seal on your transfer case is broken, you'll hear unusual sounds coming out of it.
- Erratic Four-Wheel Drive Performance
The transmission in your vehicle may be shifting between four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive often, without seeming reason. If this has been happening to you lately, then it is likely that the transfer case needs repairs.
- A Bad Transfer Case
One of the most common problems with all-wheel drive transmissions is a bad transfer case.
At Speedy's We Service All-Wheel Drive Transmissions
Speedy's Transmission Shop in Richmond, VA has years of experience working on all types of transmissions, including all-wheel drives.
We work with the latest diagnostic equipment to accurately diagnose each problem. We can repair any type problem you may be having with your vehicle: worn out/broken gears, bad clutches, damaged bands, faulty sensors and more.
We offer a 3 year warranty against defects after installation on transmission jobs. If a warranty service issue arises from installation work done by us then please contact us immediately so we can help resolve this issue for you. We want each customer to feel 100% satisfied with their experience here at Speedy's Transmission Shop!