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I tow a 2004 GMC Envoy behind my RV. Key must be in ACC position to unlock steering wheel. At the end of the day my battery is run down from dash lighting usually needing to be jump started. I installed a battery disconect. When I disconect the battery I loose memory in PCM. When I reconect, PCM takes several days to reset. Engine runs bad until PCM resets. What alternatives do I have other than battery disconect?

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If your plug to towed vehicle has an empty prong/terminal, add a charge wire from RV to positive on battery connection to towed vehicle. A lot of travel trailers have a charge line in the 7 prong plug to charge battery on tongue while driving. Be sure to include circuit breaker in line for protection and don't forget end at vehicle will still be live when disconnected from tow vehicle so make sure it is protected from shorting out against metal,other wiring etc.. If no extra prong/terminal on current plug, switch it over to another with enough terminals to accommodate it.

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I had the similar situation and bought a solar battery charger at harbor freight for less than $25, hooked it up to the cigarette lighter socket and disconnected the battery-works in daylight only (obviously), but I have seen a similar system that uses a 9 volt 'battery backup' deal that has a cigarette lighter attachment used for this purpose as well.That may have been at HF as well, just can't remember.

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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)
flat tow 101:
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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
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4. Turn the ignition key to ACC to unlock the
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5. Release the parking brake
If you tow your four-wheel-drive vehicle from
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by your warranty.
Stop towing every 200 miles (300 km) and start the
engine. Leave the transfer case shift lever in
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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.
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or the drives shaft decoupling device, (not cheap)
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My 2004 envoy will not start and all the lights come on..but sterring wheel is not locked asnd gear shift will not move


Lots of possibilities, but based on the information you've given, the most likely scenario is that the battery voltage has dropped too low to engage the starter. It may still be strong enough to turn on dash lights, interior lights or even headlights, but those draw far less power than the starter. That is assuming it is not 'turning over' based on you saying it will not start. If it turns over (cranks the engine) normally, but still will not start, then that is different. The gear shift on most vehicles will move if you have the key turned to the on position, but I cannot be positive about a 2004 Envoy, so that part seems a bit odd. The steering wheel should be unlocked when the key is in the on position, so that part is normal. If it is a battery problem, that could have been caused by some other issue (failed alternator, for example), or could have been as simple as lights being left on. I hope that helps.

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Why can't anyone tell me what fuse to pull,after I put in freewheel position. now I need to turn on key for towing and steering.


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We tow a 2004 Jeep Liberty Renegade behind our motorhome. Twice now, the front wheels have locked on us while towing. Transfer case was in N, transmission in P, key in the On position, all as described in...


I don't have towing specs on yours, but I have never seen a requirement that the key be "on" unless there is a position where the wheels are free but the electrical system is not on. The steering needs to be able to turn, but having the electrical system on, it's possible that the abs system is somehow locking up the wheels (reading wheel speed and comparing it to no driveshaft speed) To verify my theory, if it's impossible to not have the key all the way on, I'd try pulling the abs relay or fuse and see if it still happens. Also, on long tows with the electrical system on you may need to re-charge the battery (another reason I can't understand why they would tell you to have the key on)
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