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Can I tow my 1991 ranger 2wd 5speed manual trans with all 4 wheels on the ground?

I'm trying to find out if it is ok to tow my 1991 ranger 2wd 5 speed trans with all 4 wheels on the ground?

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Around the city no problem long distance rmove the drive shaft so when you start your ranger after the tow you wont have a bad suprise

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Depending on the distance. You are going to be turning the output shaft of your transmission without the trans oil bathing the rest of the it. A short distance is okay but longer distanced could dry out key components? Remember the main shaft only turns when the engine is running and the clutch is engaged.

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It is usually recommended to remove the drive shaft for safety reasons but not necessary.

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Yes it is OK. Generally speaking it is only automatics that have a problem when towed.

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  • terry stevens Mar 29, 2015

    Yes that is the problem with automatics as the input shaft runs the pump. Manual gearboxes only have a splash oil system and although the output shaft is turning it still gets oiled.

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    Charles Whitley Mar 29, 2015

    Depending on the distance. You are going to be turning the output shaft of your transmission without the trans oil bathing the rest of the it. A short distance is okay but longer distanced could dry out key components? Remember the main shaft only turns when the engine is running and the clutch is engaged.

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    Charles Whitley Mar 29, 2015

    Terry....got that from Vincent...I'm a little confused...thoughts?

  • terry stevens Mar 29, 2015

    A manual gear boxes oiling system works in the same way as the oil in your diff works. It's the movement of the parts them self that moves the oil around the box and the oil level is much higher in a manual box than an auto where the oil is stored in a flat pan.

  • terry stevens Mar 29, 2015

    I have seen large motor homes and buses tow a manual 4 wheel drive behind then with an A frame for thousands of miles with out a problem.

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    Charles Whitley Mar 29, 2015

    Terry....does it matter that mine is a 2 wd and not 4 wd?

  • terry stevens Mar 30, 2015

    No. A two wheel drive has even less moving parts.

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