the secondary gear box splitting the power to the front and rear of the vehicle
An auxiliary transmission mounted behind the main transmission. Used to divide engine power and transfer it to both front and rear differentials, either full time or part time.
A gear system that apportions the drive between front and rear axles of a four-wheel drive system, thus having two output shafts, and one input shaft.
Part of the transmission which channels drive to front and rear axles and may contain the gearset for low range.
A device located behind the transmission to divide the driving power between more than one axle. It is usually used with front driving axles on 4x4 or 6x6 chassis.
The secondary gear box that transfers (and splits) the power to the front and rear axles. On some vehicles there is also another spline available known as PTO or Power Take Off that can be used to power a winch or other device.
A drivetrain component found on 4-wheel-drive vehicles. When the vehicle is shifted into 4-wheel-drive mode, the transfer case sends power to the front wheels.
Four-wheel drive vehicles require a system of gears between the front and rear axles to transfer power from the transmission to those axles. Transfer cases typically have two gear ranges: high and low. Low range is used for extreme off-road conditions.
A gearbox driven from the transmission that delivers power to both front and rear driveshafts in a four-wheel drive system. Transfer cases usually have a high and low range set of gears, used depending on how much pulling power is needed.
A gearbox that divides power between two separate axles in a four-wheel-drive system and, in some vehicles, offers an additional, low-gear setting for offroad use Read more SEE RELATED TERMS: 4x4 SEE RELATED LINK: Four-Wheel Drive Demystified
A unit mounted between the transmission and driveshafts of four-wheel drive vehicles that controls the flow of power to the front and rear drive axles when you shift back and forth between two-wheel and fourwheel drive.
A small transmission used on four-wheel-drive vehicles to transfer engine torque to the front and/or rear axles.
divides the power between two or more sets of driven axles of the same vehicle. E.g. a fourwheel drive vehicle has a transfer case that diveds the power between the fron and rear axles.
A transfer case is a part of a four wheel drive system found in four wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of driveshafts. It is also referred to as a "transfer gearcase", "transfer gearbox" or just "transfer box".