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Unread 12-05-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Liberty Flat Towing - Need Info

I'm on the fence right now. Cherokee or Liberty. Can the Liberty be flat towed? I assume the AWD can't. can somebody give me the 411 on flat towing a Liberty???

I did a seach in this forum and didn't find anything or anybody talking about flat towing. Thanks in advance, Dube2

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Unread 12-05-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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Same as a Cherokee
transfer case in neutral, trans in park
flat town it on down the road
check on the KJ section, many do it
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Unread 12-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
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Same as a Cherokee
transfer case in neutral, trans in park
flat town it on down the road
check on the KJ section, many do it
Sweet, thanks TM.
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Unread 12-05-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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I pull my 2011 back side of our pusher, it is the Selec-tracII. Pulls like a dream.
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Unread 12-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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Same as a Cherokee
transfer case in neutral, trans in park
flat town it on down the road
check on the KJ section, many do it
Transmission would be in park or neutral?

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Unread 12-05-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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Transmission would be in park or neutral?

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Park, otherwise it will burn up the trans and take the t-case with it.


Some moron with a CRD(on another forum) thought the trans should be in "N" even after reading from the owners manual it must be in "P" thought he was smarter then the engineers.Well it cost him around $6000 and still complained it all was caused by a failed t-case that shifted itself into gear when it was his own dumb fault for leaving the trans in "N" while flat towing.
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Unread 12-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #7
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Same as a Cherokee
transfer case in neutral, trans in park
flat town it on down the road
check on the KJ section, many do it
sorry thought you would see it
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Unread 12-06-2012, 05:51 AM   #8
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Park, otherwise it will burn up the trans and take the t-case with it.

Some moron with a CRD(on another forum) thought the trans should be in "N" even after reading from the owners manual it must be in "P" thought he was smarter then the engineers.Well it cost him around $6000 and still complained it all was caused by a failed t-case that shifted itself into gear when it was his own dumb fault for leaving the trans in "N" while flat towing.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 06:38 AM   #9
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The flat tow instructions are in the owners manual. Which you will almost have to read just to learn how to put the transfer case in netural since it is not a simple matter of moving a lever or turning a switch.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 06:44 AM   #10
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The flat tow instructions are in the owners manual. Which you will almost have to read just to learn how to put the transfer case in netural since it is not a simple matter of moving a lever or turning a switch.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 07:11 AM   #11
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There is a process that you need to follow. The transfer case is placed in the N position by pushing down a small inset button (located just above the 4wd selector switch) with the tip of a ball point pen (or some like item) until a light activates then you place the transmission back into Park.

It is not a pain to do, just not as simple as the pull of a lever to the "N" position.

Depending on the year of your KK you may or may not have to leave a key in the ignition to unlock the steering wheel. On my 2011 the steering wheel does not lock.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 07:14 AM   #12
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Found this over on the RV site. Maybe it will help answer some questions:

The 4WD Liberty we test drove indeed had the transfer case neutral "button" on the 4WD selector switch area versus what you stated as a "switch"...that was one thing I specifically looked for...so it sounds like I should be OK with this particular one...but the directions below refer to the "button"...it is essentially a small button like on a car radio that you use a ball point pen or unbent paperclip to "press"...it is something that must be "deliberate" and not "accidental" that way...so is that what you mean and does it look like this one would be flat towable?

The 2012 tow guide states the proceedure as follows for a 4WD Lib:

With engine off and ignition
switch in ON position, press
brake pedal, shift transmission
into NEUTRAL, press
recessed transfer case
neutral button for 4 seconds,
start engine, shift transmission
into REVERSE, release
brake pedal, shift transmission
into DRIVE, release
brake pedal, turn engine
off, shift transmission to PARK.

It seems a little complicated when you read it versus actually doing it with the actual vehicle...but the fact that the 4WD selector switch has that little "neutral" button...I have to believe it is what you are talking about...yes?
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Unread 12-27-2012, 08:15 PM   #13
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Flat towing 12v Power

How can the 12v power outlet be kept on while towing? I need to feed power to the brake buddy for auxiliary braking while towing.
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Unread 12-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #14
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I believe the M7 fuse just needs to be moved over.

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