Looking for a 4x4 6cyl auto that i can tow with just a TOWBAR. Just need an older beater to go behind an RV. What do you recommend?
My 88 Bronco full size is an auto with manual case and neutral. You can tow for about 30-50 miles-at slow speeds. Not hwy speeds.If it has a neutral in the transfer case, you can tow an auto.. Wrangler, Cherokee, Toyota pickups and older 4 Runners ( same thing ). some Ford Rangers, Some Ford Explorers, Older Nissans. Any of these will hook on a tow bar just fine
As long as the transfer case is in neutral, the transmission is not spinning, so you can tow it however fast it can safely be towed.. Most reccomend not to tow full size trucks behind tow dollies or tow bars..My 88 Bronco full size is an auto with manual case and neutral. You can tow for about 30-50 miles-at slow speeds. Not hwy speeds.
Would it matter if i left the engine running at an idle?Towing an older 4x4 with the transfer case in neutral is OK,provided you go under 45 mph and less than 50 miles--faster or further wil eventually overheat the rear bearing in the transfer case or the slip yoke,from lack of lube,not enough gets splashed around that far up to sufficently lube them and it'll burn them up sooner or later...
I think it depends on the vehicle- some don't pump oil when in neutral. While in theory any vehicle with a transfer case and a neutral position can be towed, it would probably be a good idea to find out about your specific vehicle.Would it matter if i left the engine running at an idle?
I thought the pump in the transfer case ran all the time. Gimme some education.Please. lol:thanku: