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06-29-2011 09:14 PM
Ageless Stranger
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavsvet74 View Post
I wouldn't think so either.

But, check post #5, the red print. This is from the owners manual.

I would not risk voiding the warranty.
True, true. I'll just drive mine, or haul it on our car hauler.
06-29-2011 09:12 PM
cavsvet74
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger View Post
Why not? Does shifting from 2hi to N tie the front and rear axles together? Because I wouldn't think so.
I wouldn't think so either.

But, check post #5, the red print. This is from the owners manual.

I would not risk voiding the warranty.
06-29-2011 09:06 PM
Ageless Stranger
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavsvet74 View Post
Right, but all four wheels need to be on the ground. Or all four on the trailer. You cannot use the wheel dolly.
Why not? Does shifting from 2hi to N tie the front and rear axles together? Because I wouldn't think so.
06-29-2011 08:53 PM
cavsvet74 Right, but all four wheels need to be on the ground. Or all four on the trailer. You cannot use the wheel dolly.
06-29-2011 08:37 PM
Frank... thanks guys... auto in park so as not to spin. and tc in neutral to disconnect both drives.
06-29-2011 07:43 PM
cavsvet74 Don't use the dolly. Tow bar or flatbed trailer.
06-29-2011 07:40 PM
cavsvet74
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
CAUTION!
Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal
damage to the transmission or transfer case will occur
if a front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
towing.
Two-Wheel Drive Models
Recreational towing is allowed ONLY if the rear driveshaft
is removed. See your authorized dealer or refer to


the Service Manual.
Towing with the rear wheels on the
ground while the driveshaft is connected can result in
severe transmission damage.
WARNING!
If the driveshaft is removed, the vehicle can roll even
if the transmission is in PARK, which could cause
serious injury or death.
The parking brake must be firmly engaged and the
wheels chocked during driveshaft removal and installation.
The parking brake must remain engaged unless the
vehicle is securely and properly connected to the tow
vehicle, or the driveshaft is completely reinstalled. See
your authorized dealer for proper driveshaft removal
and reinstallation procedures, including flange
orientation/alignment, use of thread-locking compound,
proper bolt torque specifications, etc.
5
STARTING AND OPERATING 435
Four-Wheel Drive Models
NOTE:


The transfer case must be shifted into N (Neutral),
automatic transmission must be shifted into PARK,
and manual transmission must be placed in gear (not in
NEUTRAL) for recreational towing.
Shifting Into Neutral (N)
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N
(Neutral) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move,
even if the transmission is in PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
CAUTION!
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in N (Neutral) before recreational
towing to prevent damage to internal parts.
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Press the brake pedal.
3. Shift the automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or
press the clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
4. Shift the transfer case lever into N (Neutral).
5. Start the engine.
6. Shift the automatic transmission into DRIVE or the
manual transmission into gear.
436 STARTING AND OPERATING
7. Release the brake pedal and ensure that there is no
vehicle movement.
8. Turn the engine off and turn the ignition switch to the
ACC position.
9. Shift the automatic transmission into PARK.
10. Apply the parking brake.
11. Attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle with the tow bar.
12. Release the parking brake.
13. Disconnect the negative battery cable, and secure it
away from the negative battery post.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the transmission
is shifted into PARK with the transfer case in
N (Neutral) and the engine running. With the transfer
case in N (Neutral) ensure that the engine is off
prior to shifting the transmission into PARK (refer to
steps 8 – 9 above).
Shifting Out of Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Shift the automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or
press the clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
5
STARTING AND OPERATING 437
3. Shift the transfer case lever into the desired position.
4. Start the engine.
5. Shift the automatic transmission into DRIVE or release
the clutch on manual transmissions.
NOTE:


When shifting out of transfer case N (Neutral)
on automatic transmission-equipped vehicles, turning
the engine off may be required to avoid gear clash.
CAUTION!


Do not use a bumper-mounted clamp-on tow bar
on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be
damaged.

06-29-2011 06:55 PM
rics1997 I have read several post were they state to tow with the auto in park or the manual in 1st gear and the Transfer Case in neutral. The reason for this is so the transmission doesn't turn since there is no way to pump the fluid in the transmission and let the transfer case neutral position disable the driveline from the transmission

But saying that.

I looked in the 2010 owners manual on page 451 and it says that my Jeep is not to be towed unless all 4 wheel are off the ground. Towing with wheels on the ground can damage the transfer case and void the warranty. Paraphrased. I assume that people weren't doing it correctly and wanting to cover it under warranty so they changed it. That's just a guess.

See if this copies right (from 2010 owners manual)

The manufacturer requires towing your vehicle with all
four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle using any other method could
result in extensive damage to the transfer case and/or
transmission. Such damage is not covered by the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
06-29-2011 06:54 PM
Clutch127
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavsvet74 View Post
If I remember correctly, the owners manual only requires the drivshaft to be removed on the 2wd. With a 4x4, you only need to shift the transfer case into neutral. (Confirmation by others would be nice though.)
Absolutely correct.
06-29-2011 06:02 PM
cavsvet74 If I remember correctly, the owners manual only requires the drivshaft to be removed on the 2wd. With a 4x4, you only need to shift the transfer case into neutral. (Confirmation by others would be nice though.)
06-29-2011 05:55 PM
Frank...
Dollying a JKU Rubi

I need to tow my Jeep behind a big UHaul with the front 2 wheels in a dolly that they will supply. Is it easy to disconnect the driveshaft to the rear as they suggest? thanks

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