If your vehicle Differential is making noises or it is in need of service, give us a call. We provide differential diagnosis free of charge. We also do Differential repairs and service. You can expect many years and many miles of dependable use from your differential if it is set up properly and if you use only top quality parts. We use only OEM parts for differential repairs. Differential is, where the power, in most cars, makes its last stop before spinning the wheels.
The differential has three jobs:
- To aim the engine power at the wheels
- To act as the final gear reduction in the vehicle, slowing the rotational speed of the transmission one final time before it hits the wheels
- To transmit the power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds (This is the one that earned the differential its name.)
Gear oil lubricated differentials are found in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive pick-up trucks and SUV's, as well as in rear wheel drive passenger cars and vans. Although periodic replacement of the gear oil is specified by vehicle manufacturers to maintain the performance and longevity of the differential, this is probably the most commonly overlooked service in personal transportation. With the growing number of pick-up trucks and SUV's on the road, it is important that differential service gets the attention it deserves. Not having differential service done in proper interval can lead to gear oil breakdown, Cause poor differential performance and noise and allow excessive wear and corrosion of gears.
On most front-wheel-drive vehicles, the differential is part of the manual or automatic transaxle, and therefore does not require a separate differential service. If you have a rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicle, check the owner’s manual to find out the recommended interval for differential service. Positive-lock differentials may require a different lube or a lube additive. Many manufacturers claim their differentials to be ?lubed for life?, unless it has been submerged in water. If you have a pickup or SUV, this may happen quite often, especially if you pull a boat. If this is the case, have the axle lube changed at least once a year.
When cared for properly, differentials provide many thousands of miles of trouble-free operation. When a differential problem does occur, symptoms may include: a high-pitch sound when accelerating or decelerating, clunking when accelerating or when shifting between reverse and drive, or a howling sound. Differential problems should be checked out as soon as possible by a qualified service professional. Give us a call today for free complete differential diagnosis. A plus transmission specialist provides complete differential service and differential repairs.