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Old 07-10-2007, 06:27 PM   #1
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pulling a jeep

Hey eveyone,
My father-in-law is looking at buying a jeep. He said he wants an automatic, and had the question that if he wanted to pull it behind his camper if he could just kick the transfer case into nuetral if it would let him pull it or what? I tried it on my standard and it seems like it would work but not sure about an automatic.

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Old 07-10-2007, 06:53 PM   #2
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I have no experience, but here is what my '95 Owners Manual says:

Recreational Towing - 1) Shift transfer case to 2H and check that the 4wd light goes out. 2) Drive 10ft forward and backward to make certain axle is disengaged. 3) Shift transmission to Neutral 4) Leave key in unlocked OFF position 5) Shift transfer case from 2H to Neutral position 6) Shift manual transmission into gear or automatic transmission into Park. 7) Attach tow bar

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Old 07-10-2007, 07:48 PM   #3
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i disconnect the drive shaft
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:39 PM   #4
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so after you pull the drive shaft then what poor fluid every where not all jeeps have sye ..........work on that .........ive seen lots of people tow jeeps in 2wh but i dont know about long term effects this might have.......cameron
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:10 PM   #5
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The guy who owned my 98 jeep before me told me he pulled it behind his RV to races all the time. Just kick it in neutral and turn the key to some position. I'll look at the manual I know I saw how to do it in there.

This might just be on the TJ's. So im not sure =/

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Old 07-10-2007, 09:18 PM   #6
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I have no experience, but here is what my '95 Owners Manual says:

Recreational Towing - 1) Shift transfer case to 2H and check that the 4wd light goes out. 2) Drive 10ft forward and backward to make certain axle is disengaged. 3) Shift transmission to Neutral 4) Leave key in unlocked OFF position 5) Shift transfer case from 2H to Neutral position 6) Shift manual transmission into gear or automatic transmission into Park. 7) Attach tow bar

What the h... Why would you shift into gear or into Park to tow a jeep. It's got to be in neutral with either so that you don't screw it up.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:24 PM   #7
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I have no experience, but here is what my '95 Owners Manual says:

Recreational Towing - 1) Shift transfer case to 2H and check that the 4wd light goes out. 2) Drive 10ft forward and backward to make certain axle is disengaged. 3) Shift transmission to Neutral 4) Leave key in unlocked OFF position 5) Shift transfer case from 2H to Neutral position 6) Shift manual transmission into gear or automatic transmission into Park. 7) Attach tow bar
This is the correct method. Your t-case is in neutral, meaning that your driveshafts, are disconnected. The reason you leave it in Park, is so that the transmission stays lubricated, while towing. Think about it..........why argue with D/C.........they built it, they ought to know how to tow it. Also my son had an automatic Grand Cherokee, and that is the way they said to haul it. We hauled it many times that way, behind Coaches, with no ill effect.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for the answer DaveC. That should make my father in law happy.

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