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brachilius 07-05-2013 07:34 AM

Flat towing a yj
 
Transfer case in nuetral or just the tranny?

JeepGirl94 07-05-2013 07:42 AM

I heard transfer in neutral tranmission in any forward gear. I will be flat towing mine in August for Jeep Week in ocean city Md :)

JerseyDriver 07-05-2013 07:44 AM

Transfer case in neutral and tranny in first believe it or not. Would make me nervous to leave it in first.

I've never towed my Jeep but I'm going to start now that my new daily driver has a tow package. Been reading a lot about how to do it. If your not using a trailer, then all 4's is the way to go.

AZ_Zoner 07-05-2013 08:33 AM

I tow behind a MH and have always put the transfer in neutral and the tranny in first. I've read any forward gear. I always check buy starting the engine and letting the clutch out to make sure transfer is in neutral. The ignition key should be left where the steering is un-locked but not all the way to the start/run position.

I've probably have a few thousand miles like with no issues.

cb

1987Wrangler YJ 07-05-2013 10:29 AM

Or you could remove your rear drive shaft and no rack up mileage

rykemc 07-05-2013 12:06 PM

T-case in neutral, trans in gear. Confirmed by owners manual and my transmission shop.

bajajohn 07-05-2013 01:43 PM

Flat tow
 
91 YJ trans neutral transfer case neutral
95 Nissan Pu " "
86 Suzuki Sam " "

Towed all of them many miles behind motorhomes no problem.

StanF 07-07-2013 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rykemc (Post 3929831)
T-case in neutral, trans in gear. Confirmed by owners manual and my transmission shop.

^ Agreed

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Cowboy17 07-08-2013 10:46 AM

I agree with pull the driveshaft.

Ibuildembig 07-08-2013 10:57 AM

And loose all the fluid lmmfao

Xpress 07-08-2013 10:45 PM

I'd be a little skeptical about putting our t-cases in Neutral, since they don't have a "true neutral", but I'm paranoid about stuff :whistling:

bajajohn 07-08-2013 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xpress (Post 3940832)
I'd be a little skeptical about putting our t-cases in Neutral, since they don't have a "true neutral", but I'm paranoid about stuff :whistling:




I tow my Y J all over. we live in Ensenada and the wife has family in El Cajon when we are up there we stay in the Circle R.V. park on Main st.
I used to have a 55 Willis Show truck its the only 4x4 I ever owned I didn't flat tow. my yj looks a lot like your's it's red and black

ChicoJeepy 07-09-2013 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bajajohn (Post 3941113)
I tow my Y J all over. we live in Ensenada and the wife has family in El Cajon when we are up there we stay in the Circle R.V. park on Main st.
I used to have a 55 Willis Show truck its the only 4x4 I ever owned I didn't flat tow. my yj looks a lot like your's it's red and black

Maybe you should stop by Xpress's house and show him your jeep if you can't upload them pictures to the forums :rofl:

1987Wrangler YJ 07-09-2013 09:54 AM

how do you put the T-case in neutral? it doesn't really have a neutral point? Id be afraid it would pop out

Meshugga 07-09-2013 10:45 AM

Related question: how much power do you need to tow a yj? Can a 2014 4cyl patriot tow my yj?

bajajohn 07-09-2013 11:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ChicoJeepy (Post 3941937)
Maybe you should stop by Xpress's house and show him your jeep if you can't upload them pictures to the forums :rofl:





I have Picasa and I got one pic to upload to the gallery but cant get it any farther any help would be appreciated .:banghead:

Xpress 07-09-2013 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1987Wrangler YJ (Post 3942110)
how do you put the T-case in neutral? it doesn't really have a neutral point? Id be afraid it would pop out

It doesn't have a "True Neutral" point like the newer NP231 t-cases do. It's kind of inbetween 4 high and 4 low with ours.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meshugga (Post 3942261)
Related question: how much power do you need to tow a yj? Can a 2014 4cyl patriot tow my yj?

You can tow a semi trailer with a 4 cylinder Patriot. Is it a good idea? No. Will you burn up your torque converter and possibly damage most of the driveline components? Highly likely.

You're going to need more power than what a Patriot can offer. Something that can easily tow about 3500lbs (most 6 cylinder gas engines 3.5L and bigger can tow these loads nowadays).

Quote:

Originally Posted by bajajohn (Post 3942319)
I have Picasa and I got one pic to upload to the gallery but cant get it any farther any help would be appreciated .:banghead:

Find the "Direct Link", copy it, then paste it here and wrap it in [IMG] tags, like so:

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western196611 07-09-2013 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1987Wrangler YJ (Post 3929568)
Or you could remove your rear drive shaft and no rack up mileage

My YJ doesn't rack up miles on the odometer unless the key is on.

Xpress 07-09-2013 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by western196611 (Post 3942444)
My YJ doesn't rack up miles on the odometer unless the key is on.

You have an electronic speedometer, the 1987-1990 YJ's have a mechanical speedometer that is driven by a cable that connects to the tailshaft of the t-case. Whenever the driveshaft is turning, so is the speedometer, even with the key off.

Ibuildembig 07-09-2013 12:16 PM

92 was the start year of the electric speedo

Xpress 07-09-2013 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ibuildembig (Post 3942510)
92 was the start year of the electric speedo

Well there you go. So case in point, if you want to flat tow your YJ, get a 1992 or newer if you don't want to rack up the miles on the speedo :thumb:

western196611 07-09-2013 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ibuildembig (Post 3942510)
92 was the start year of the electric speedo

Nice to know, but what year is the OP's?

rykemc 07-09-2013 02:32 PM

All you have to do is unscrew the speedo cable from the t-case. Not that big of a deal. Then no miles recorded.

Meshugga 07-10-2013 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xpress (Post 3942429)
It doesn't have a "True Neutral" point like the newer NP231 t-cases do. It's kind of inbetween 4 high and 4 low with ours.



You can tow a semi trailer with a 4 cylinder Patriot. Is it a good idea? No. Will you burn up your torque converter and possibly damage most of the driveline components? Highly likely.

You're going to need more power than what a Patriot can offer. Something that can easily tow about 3500lbs (most 6 cylinder gas engines 3.5L and bigger can tow these loads nowadays).



Find the "Direct Link", copy it, then paste it here and wrap it in [IMG] tags, like so:

[IMG] direct link goes here [/IMG]

Remove all spaces between the [IMG] tags, and your picture will appear.

Example:

[IMG] http://imageshack.us/a/img341/3575/mg3865.jpg [/img]

Remove spaces:

http://imageshack.us/a/img341/3575/mg3865.jpg

-------

For uploading images, I use ImageShack, it's a free service, but you do have to sign up for it.

Thanks for the reply!

WOKNROX 07-10-2013 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cowboy17 (Post 3938262)
I agree with pull the driveshaft.

If racking up mileage is of concern then unscrew the speedo cable....or in plug it for the newer Yjs .... much easier...

fiddler15 02-23-2014 09:34 AM

I can't flat tow my '95. When I get 1/2 way through a turn the ft. wheels go back straight. I do have a 4" lift, locker in ft, 4:10 gears, and a high steer setup. Anyone have any suggestions. Someone said to take the ft. angle shims out, to change the caster. I'm not sure that will help. Any suggestions will help.


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