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Old 01-04-2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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other than hooking up a tow bar to the bumper what do I have to do to tow jeep behind motorhome- is there some procedure to follow with tranny and transfer case would appreciate any help-thanks first timer-2002 wrangler tj 6cyl auto trans.?
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:27 PM   #2
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your owner's manual should cover it pretty well, i forget the exact procedure. but the trans and t case go in nuetral i think, but i'd just read your manual, i know thats not a real scientifical answer.

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I haven't messed with an auto in 10 or more years.

But dave is right about it being in your owners manual if you have one.

Also don't forget about electrical for the taillights.
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The procedure is outlined in your user manual, so I suggest you refer to that for specifics on your year. I have a 2004 Unlimited, automatic and here's what I do:

(1) With the engine running, transmission in neutral, put the transfer case in Neutral (put the trans in gear and tap the gas to make sure)

(2) Turn the engine off and put the transmission in Park.

(3) Turn the key 1 click to unlock the steering wheel, but not turn on the vehicle.

Don't forget to let the parking break off!

Also, you need to wire up towing lights...

Good luck!
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:58 PM   #5
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This is what my manual for 2000 Wrangler indicates;
1. Shift transfer case to 2H and check that 4WD light goes out.
2. Drive vehicle 10ft rearward and then 10ft forward to make sure the axle is disengaged.
3. Shift transmission to Neutral.
4. Trun off the engine with the ignition key in the unlocked OFF position.
5. Shift transfer case lever from 2H to N (Neutral).
6. Shift manual transmission into gear or automatic transmission into P (Park).
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The procedure is outlined in your user manual, so I suggest you refer to that for specifics on your year. I have a 2004 Unlimited, automatic and here's what I do:

(1) With the engine running, transmission in neutral, put the transfer case in Neutral (put the trans in gear and tap the gas to make sure)

(2) Turn the engine off and put the transmission in Park.

(3) Turn the key 1 click to unlock the steering wheel, but not turn on the vehicle.

Don't forget to let the parking break off!

Also, you need to wire up towing lights...

Good luck!
that's what i do for mine too.

for lights, i've got those magnetic lights i stick to my tire carrier. just doing that until i get around to wiring in the stock lights with a trailer harness.
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that's what i do for mine too.

for lights, i've got those magnetic lights i stick to my tire carrier. just doing that until i get around to wiring in the stock lights with a trailer harness.
I wired in an extra light socket into my stock tail light housings. I wanted to keep the lighting circuits isolated. Feeding power back into your Jeep's electrical system has some potential problems that you need to be aware of. I've heard stories of frying ECMs because there was a short in the lighting circuit.
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that's a good idea. i was planning to unhook the tail light harness from the stock harness and plug in an external one for towing. still using the stock lights/bulbs and isolated from the rest of the harness at the same time.

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