Tag: towing

33 Posts

Sep 01, 2000

Advice on towing a car behind a moving van.

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I'm planning on moving about miles I'm renting a truck for this move and I would like to tow a car behind it I was told I have three options I can drag the car on all four wheels use...


Aug 01, 1999

How can I safely flat-tow a manual transmission 4WD?

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I want to flat-tow my Toyota Runner five speed four-wheel drive for about miles But I can't seem to get the same answer from any two people on how best to do it Through the magic of the Internet I've...

towing manual transmissions 4WD

Dec 01, 1998

Should you park a manual transmission in 1st gear or reverse? Depends on whether you have front-wheel drive...and on whether you get towed.

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Several years ago on one of your radio puzzlers you had a case of a husband and wife who had identical cars with manual transmissions that got towed After the tow one car worked and the other didn't Your answer...

front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive parking towing

Apr 01, 1997

Can I tow a small trailer behind my Honda Civic from Texas to Las Vegas?

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Later this spring I am moving from my student digs in College Station Texas to Las Vegas I have already determined that my furnishings aren't worth the or so that it would cost me rent a U-Haul truck and drive...


Oct 01, 1996

Can I tow a Yugo behind our RV?

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I have a question concerning my Yugo I want to tow it behind my motor home It has front-wheel drive and a standard shift My nephew built a real nice tow bar and attached the Yugo A friend saw it...

towing RVs

Sep 01, 1995

Was this burned out clutch caused by its foreign moniker or by towing a boat?

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It was very reassuring to learn from your booklet Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car Without Even Knowing It that I'm doing a lot of the right things to keep my car in good condition I hope you...

clutches towing

Apr 01, 1995

My pickup doesn't tow uphill as well as it used to. What could be the culprit?

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I have a Chevrolet pick up with a engine It's used to pull a -foot travel trailer When this engine was first installed it had more than enough power to run up hills with this small trailer This past summer...


Dec 01, 1993

Towing a car while its manual gearshift is locked in reverse? We can all agree that's a horrible idea, right?

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You guys are pretty good at trouble shooting auto problems but I want to find out just how good you really are Would it harm a car engine to tow the car forward while the manual transmission was in reverse...


May 01, 1993

Myth: Manual transmissions are better for towing.

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I have a Toyota -Runner with V engine and -speed manual transmission It has been running perfectly in both summer and winter Recently I purchased a boat and installed a hitch on the car The problem comes when I pull...

towing manual transmissions clutches myths

Dec 01, 1992

Why would towing something with my turbocharged Dodge Caravan void its warranty?

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I have a Dodge Caravan with a four cylinder turbocharged engine I read in the owner s manual that the warranty is void if you tow using a turbocharged engine Why is the warranty voided John RAY Because it is...

turbo towing warranties