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fonkybeachbum 02-25-2009 01:17 PM

how to tow '88 yj with towbar
 
my question is mainly is it necessary to disconnect the rear driveshaft?
so far what i've come up with is that i need to put the transfer case in neutral. but i've run across instructions saying a) disconnect the rear driveshaft. b) put the transmission in neutral, and c) put the transmission in fourth gear. thanks for any help

YjMopower 02-25-2009 02:42 PM

Sometimes it depends on how far you are towing it ,when i towed mines from Montreal ,Canada to NYC,NY.i had a tow dolly that lifted both front wheels.I just put mines in 2hi and the tranny on neutral. my rear driveshaft didnt turn at all.but if it did or if you dont remove the rear driveshaft your tranny can get really screwed. so to be on best terms with your wallet and tranny remove it.pretty simple but your going to have to re fill your transfer case with oil.

ty95yj 02-25-2009 03:54 PM

put the t case in neutral and the trans in gear. its in the owners manual

ty95yj 02-25-2009 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by fonkybeachbum (Post 330583)
my question is mainly is it necessary to disconnect the rear driveshaft?
so far what i've come up with is that i need to put the transfer case in neutral. but i've run across instructions saying a) disconnect the rear driveshaft. b) put the transmission in neutral, and c) put the transmission in fourth gear. thanks for any help

fourth gear is the direct drive gear on the transmission so it puts the least strain on the componants

beasst95 02-25-2009 06:48 PM

While back I had my T-case and Auto trans in neutral and had some tranny problems, I ended up swapping it because it went bad. I have search about flat towing and I have also some ??? Some say to put T-case in neutral and trans in D. I have also seen where they advise to put everything in neutral. I have been flat towing without any drive shafts, it's a pain but I rather play it safe. If I going to bust another tranny, I will do it wheeling and not towing.

YjMopower 02-25-2009 09:26 PM

really stupid question but how do you know when your trany is bad or is on its way there?

jgano23 02-25-2009 09:31 PM

when we go offroading we usually tow my cj using a tow bar. i put the tcase in neutral, the tranny in neutral and pull the driveshaft out. it only takes about 10 mins to remove/install it. it's worth the extra time, imo.

ty95yj 02-25-2009 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by YjMopower (Post 330873)
really stupid question but how do you know when your trany is bad or is on its way there?

it may grind going into a gear or pop out of one... you'll know when its bad haha. its pretty noticable


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