Re: 4x4 and Transmission Problems
I'd get the exact codes that were pulled from the vehicle. Each code pinpoints a certain area and to each code, there can be anywhere from one to many possible solutions to resolve the problem. Worst case scenario is the TC in the trans or the TC and trans are both on their way out. The transfer case is like a transmission in its own right. I know on manual versions there are forks that move the system/gear to engage both axles. If any one of the forks break it can cause internal problems and eventually failure. Make sure transfer case fluid is clean and free of any debris. A visual inspection will be your best bet here to make sure it's intact and it's the vehicle transmission that's causing the problem. Any transmission lasts approx 8-14years providing it was properly maintained. Irregardless of mileage, if the vehicle isn't driven periodically for a long distance, that can cause problems as well in the long term. Get the codes checked again and write them down. They will help pinpoint the cause of the problem. It might even be something as simple as having to replace a solenoid....
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!