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4x4 Transfer Box Faulty/Knackered
« on: May 09, 2006, 21:39:18 PM »
4x4 Transfer Box Knackered

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Well all those who are fortunate to have a 4x4 in full working mode will know just how dreamy it is to plant your foot in that pedal and see the 204 BHP turbo work in full glory without even so much as a screech from your rubber. That is of course when all is going well that is.

Well the nightmare as we all know is when that little box under your car decides to call it a day you can empty your life savings very quickly which could be the thick end or 3 G's. Well here are a couple of things you might like to know that experience has just kindly thought me.

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Re: 4x4 Transfer Box Faulty/Knackered
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 22:13:33 PM »
hi mate i have a small trans box in a lrge trans box car. i have the cable sitting ( the single one ) so how do i connect it ? as the guy who fitting it just left the cable from the old one still attch!!!! thanks
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Re: 4x4 Transfer Box Faulty/Knackered
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 16:56:45 PM »
Hi there, greetings from Istanbul
LAst year I bought a 1995 opel calibra turbo 4x4, with a manual 6 speed f28 gearbox, and a c20let engine. I am trying to renovate it ever since :)
This question is about the 4wd system. In my car's engine compartment and underneath the car, there is always oil. The 4wd system works fine but after about a 20minute drive the " l--l " like yellow light goes on, system disengages to a front wheel drive.

The last mechanic i visited told me that this all caused by an unhealthy transfer box. This box has a fluid compartment, they checked it and added 1.5 liters of whatever that fluid was :)

So my question is about how to act now? Should i wait for it to be completely broken or, can a comparably smaller repair Now rescue me from major potential failures? If yes, what do you suggest?

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Re: 4x4 Transfer Box Faulty/Knackered
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 08:04:11 AM »
I wouldn’t wait, they’re notoriously fragile especially when older and not easy to fix with many parts no longer made.

there are guides on how to troubleshoot these boxes over at www.cav16.co.uk

The light coming on after a while could indicate overheating or a faulty temp sensor.

Head over to that site and read up.

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Re: 4x4 Transfer Box Faulty/Knackered
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2018, 13:35:17 PM »
thx a bunch agw9262. i have gone through the site, and i'll do some tests mentioned on the site. but apparently there's no fix to that other than changing the entire transfer box. I think mine's an end-of-life issue :/