I have towed a 2000 durango with my motor home but I replaced it with a 2003 5.7 liter durango. I do not remember if I disconnected the batt while towing so I could keep the key in the ignition and allow the wheels to follow. This model also has a switch that switches between 4 wheel drives h /l or neutral. If I disconnect the battery will the neutral selection be removed causing problems.
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Re: how to tow a 2003 5.7 liter dodge durango
I am glad you asked thats i the problem with the electronic select FWD system when towing a FWD you should put both selectors in neutral this frees the transfer case and the drive shafts how ever with the electronic system i dont know if it stays in neutral when the car is disconnected from the battery. so you can make some tryles
put the car in neutral in both selectors "gear and FWD" while the car is running when all the warning bell and stuff have gone off turn off the car
now see if the car can be pushed or towed while the battery is connected
now disconnect the battery and follow step 2
if this works then all is well
i know when towing a FWD car u do need to put the transfer case in neutral to prevent damage if you have the owners manual check under towing if you don't, contact your local dealer and see what they say hope this helps ricko
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Hi Frank, I have a Durango 2000 and pull a 24 foot ski boot loaded with equipment. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't try towing anything without the trailer brakes connected. I purchased the Titan Trailer brakes setup and they've never failed me once. The hitch: just make sure you get the right towing capacity for your travel trailer. I have the 5.9 liter engine, which allows up to 6500 pounds of towing capacity. Your owners guide will explain how many based on engine size. Good Luck, and happy traveling. Mark
That solenoid is inside the trans. The fact you were towing something heavy had nothing to do with the failure. You need to take it to a shop that can check the cvi's(clutch volume index) & some other critical components.
It seems to be stuck in 4x4 still. There could be damaged done to the powertrain by the towing company. Therefore they should be held accountable for the damage and repair that will be needed. You never tow a vehicle in 4x4 it should be carried on a flat-back. Same with AWD vehicles. The towing companies are well aware of this, is their business to know. Make sure to disengage the 4x4, put the 4x4 shifter on the floor in neutral while in park or not moving. If you continue to have problems contact the towing company and hold them accountable for it. See what you can work out with them. If they tell you they are not responsible then contact a lawyer and make them responsible for it.
typically, it is not a good idea. the transmission pump only runs if the engine is turning. towing it would mean that some of the transmission gear train is spinning, but without proper lubrication. This will burn up the transmission over time. aftermarket kits are available for some models to resolve this issue, but i'm not too familiar with them.