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1999 Silverado, 5.3 engine, 4 wheel drive, How to tow.

Has automatic transmission. Can I tow my truck by using a chain? If so what do I need to do?

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I have towed this type of truck with disconnecting both drive shafts and putting front wheels onto a tow dolly so you don't blow out transfer case or do damage to front axle

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