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2003 vitra 2 wheel drive towing ?

Can you tow a 2003 suzuki vitara ??

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Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • gerardo flores
    gerardo flores Nov 23, 2008

    im lost is it for wheel drive or is it rear wheel drive i run a tow truck why inappropriate trying to help is it the way i said , just trying to be strait forward if so

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welcome to USA forum
the country with not ONE< JIMNY,
but i can answer
there are 4 ways to tow this is but 1.
backwards towing is best way or drop rear drive shaft (ask)
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the transfer case sets this rule (most rear device)
that rules is dont flat tow it, more that 200 miles
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and rules (of xfr case)
ill quote my 2001 Vitara, (same setup.)

Follow these steps:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Shift your automatic transmission into PARK (P), or
your manual transmission to SECOND (2).
3. With the ignition key in the ON position, move the
transfer case to NEUTRAL and make sure the 4WD
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4. Turn the ignition key to ACC to unlock the
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5. Release the parking brake
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damaged and the damage would not be covered
by your warranty.
Stop towing every 200 miles (300 km) and start the
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The steering column may not be strong enough to
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Make sure that the towing speed does not
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end direct quote operators guide .....
got that?

not how the 5speed box is in 2nd.
this is to keep it from spinning, and its rear bearing damaged.
there are 2 bearings to worry the rear 5sp and rear transfer case.

on ours, we use an electric oil'er pump added to transfer case.
unlimited tow. (wires power feed from RV via coupler.)
or the drives shaft decoupling device, (not cheap)
or we drop the rear, of prop shaft, and tie up the rear up high
so it cant drop nor let it fall of rear of transfer cases
we use bunji cords, for up,
and then pull the front,
if the prop shaft falls out, you will lose GL4 gear lube out rear
of the transfer case. it falls out so very easy, off that spine.
there are all ways flat,
done them all.,

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