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post #1 of 8 Old 09-24-2007, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Can I tow 94 YJ with auto trans?

Hey guys, pardon my jumping over to your new Jeep forum. A buddy of mine has just bought a real nice 94 YJ and wants to pull it to deer camp. He can't get a straight answer if it's ok to pull it in transfer case neutral. I told him about the forum and said I'd get him a professional answer. It has the straight six with auto transmission. So, what do ya'll think?

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-24-2007, 02:36 PM
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when you put the transfer case in N or neutral it disengages the transfer cas from the drive line...N is for towing

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if you put both the transmission and transfer case in neutral you should be just fine towing it.
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-24-2007, 07:51 PM
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if you put both the transmission and transfer case in neutral you should be just fine towing it.
Incorrect!!! For an automatic the correct way to tow is with the TC in N and the tranny in park.

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Incorrect!!! For an automatic the correct way to tow is with the TC in N and the tranny in park.
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You don't want the tranny turning AT ALL, and there could be enough friction in the t-case to turn the tranny if it is in neutral.

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Incorrect!!! For an automatic the correct way to tow is with the TC in N and the tranny in park.
100% correct. If you don't believe us call any Jeep stealership and they should tell ya the same. The reason for this is actually rather simple. Since the internals of the Tcase are moving, keeping the input shaft stationary will cause the oil pump in the Tcase to still pump oil to the internals, thus lubricating the gears.

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-27-2007, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks y'all. Appreciate the help.

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post #8 of 8 Old 10-01-2007, 09:38 PM
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My Jeep's first life was that of a poor slave stuck behind a motorhome. The first owners towed it in T-case N and tranny N -- long story short: the transmission had to be rebuilt at only 60K miles. My only regret is not being smart enough to switch to an auto tranny from an XJ at the time...

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