Does the Ford Explorer have a transfer case?

The Ford Explorer has a transfer case that can experience several possible problems. Fortunately, most of these issues are repairable by the typical owner. Proper preparation is a good way to make the experience more enjoyable for all involved.

How much is a transfer case for a Ford Explorer?

Ford Explorer Transfer Case Shift Motor Replacement Cost Estimate. Labor costs are estimated between $62 and $78 while parts are priced between $298 and $390. This range is based on the number and age of Ford Explorer’s on the road.

How do I identify my Ford transfer case?

Identification: Metal tag stamped with “1356” located on transfer case, typically on the backside. Magnesium, ribbed, two piece transfer case (two part casting bolted together in the center).

Can you turn off AWD on Ford Explorer?

The Ford Explorer’s auto 4WD cannot be switched off unless You are willing to modify wiring in the transfer case. The Explorer’s other two options can be switched off and on and include 4WD High and 4WD low. High settings should only be used in deep snow, mud or sand.

What is the PTU on a Ford Explorer?

The Power Transfer Units (PTU), also known as Power take-Off (PTO), is an all-wheel drive (AWD) transfer case used in cars and sport utility vehicles. It allows for power to all four wheels either part time or full time, and also varies how much power goes to the front and rear by specific driving conditions.

Can you still drive with a bad transfer case?

Should you drive your car with a bad transfer case? Driving your car with a bad transfer case is a bad idea. If you continue to drive with a transfer case that has a serious mechanical problem, you could destroy it beyond the point of repair, and possibly damage your transmission, driveshafts and axles in the process.

Who makes Ford transfer cases?

The three automakers rely on BorgWarner for transfer cases for the Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks plus the Expedition, Explorer, Transit van, Lincoln Navigator and Aviator; the Ram 1500; and the Toyota Tundra.

Can you leave AWD on all the time?

Can You Leave AWD On All The Time? In short, yes! All AWD systems have specially designed front and rear differentials that control how much each wheel has to turn. So, when you’re driving in a tight bend, your vehicle knows which wheel to spin more and which to spin less.

What happens when PTU fails?

Symptoms of a failing or failed PTU include hearing a grinding, growling, or humming noise that changes with your vehicle’s speed, which can be the result of low fluid from a leak and/or bad bearings, loose chains and damaged gears. If the PTU has gone bad then you will unlikely be able to drive the vehicle.