About Volkswagen Golf 4x4 Transfer Box
The Volkswagen Golf transfer box is attached to the back of the main gearbox and controls high and low ratios to enable the vehicle to use double the amount of gears of a normal vehicle. Despite the large amount of gears, the Volkswagen Golf 4 x 4 transfer box makes it easier to select the gears.
The Volkswagen Golf 4 x 4 transfer box, as the name suggests, transfers power to the front prop shaft. This prop shaft is attached to the rear prop shaft with a differential connecting the two. The power that is generated in the front prop shaft is transferred through the differential to the rear prop shaft.
The Volkswagen Golf 4 x 4 transfer box can leak oil, which can be noticed either on the Volkswagen Golf 4 x 4 transfer box or from the handbrake drum, depending on the location of the leaking seal. This oil leak will cause a loss of power steering. Other signs of a failing transfer box include a whining noise as you accelerate or a tapping noise as you decelerate. These issues can be accompanied with a loss of gears and braking ability.