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Old 01-25-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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hello, can anyone give me a 100% answer on this : i have a 1999 toyota 4runner sr5 it has a manual 5spd. trans. with a manual transfer case, can i tow it 4 wheels down? i've asked and read about this and still can't get anyone to give me a 100% answer seems i can leave it in 2high and in manual on the trans. but don't know for sure. I would thank you much for a answer. DAN ps: all that i've read has auto. trans. with manual transfer case jez!

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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I too have done all the research I can and will do on the 4runner (want to buy one ?) I have given up and bought a Wrangler. This is what I found; You can tow a 4runner 4down but only with a front and rear drive shaft disconnect, automatic or manual shift ,because the transfer case will not lubricate itself enough not to cause damage to the seals...etc...

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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Find a company called Remco Towing USA Home | Remco Towing Click on the application chart link and enter your vehicle information. They are the experts.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:23 AM   #4
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Rear drive shaft must be disconnected from the transfer case. The rear bearing will not get lubricated unless the input shaft is rotating, so.. if you tow it with the rear drive shaft connected.. it will eventually cook the rear bearing on long trips.. I think less than 250 miles are fine.

as for the front drive shaft, you MUST leave the transfer case in 2Hi.. if you put it in 4Lo or even neutral the ADD will actuate (Vacuum). Put the transmission in Neutral..


  1. Transfer case in 2Hi
  2. Transmission in Neutral
  3. Disconnect Rear drive shaft (it's 8 bolts) or install the Remco rear drive shaft disconnect.
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