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Old 06-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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1995 Jeep Wrangler with auto trans as a toad

Can a 1995 Jeep 4.0 with an automatic transmission be towed 4 wheels down. Thank you for your advice. I have a chance to purchase a low mileage 1995 Jeep Wrangler
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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If it's 2 wheel drive, then no. Four wheel drive will depend on the transfer case. It MUST have a true neutral position in it. We towed a '97 GC with the full time Quadra Track. It had the required neutral and never had a problem with it.
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Can a 1995 Jeep 4.0 with an automatic transmission be towed 4 wheels down. Thank you for your advice. I have a chance to purchase a low mileage 1995 Jeep Wrangler
Is it a 4 wheel drive with a transfer case selector?
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Square headlight Jeep...

One my past Jeeps was a 92' YJ Wrangler with automatic. Towed it many thousands of miles. Good Jeep, good toad.
  • Transfer case to neutral
  • Transmission in park
  • Key one notch forward to unlock the steering column
The leaf spring shackles are probably dried and stiff - replace them for a much smoother ride.
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cc784,
Yes, your potential '95 Wrangler IS flat towable. In 1991, Jeep changed the model of transfer case being used in the jeeps with the 4.0 engines. They started using what is called the model 231 transfer case. That T-case, is an aluminum, chain driven transfer case that incorporates a fluid pump, just on the inside of the rear out put housing. It's a very thin, rotary vein pump. So, even though you'll throw that transfer case into neutral for towing, you'll still have input from the rear drive shaft into that transfer case.
So, there will still be machinery turning in there. But, it will be lubed by that pump. You're good to go. Good luck.
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Yes, your potential '95 Wrangler IS flat towable. In 1991, Jeep changed the model of transfer case being used in the jeeps with the 4.0 engines. They started using what is called the model 231 transfer case. That T-case, is an aluminum, chain driven transfer case that incorporates a fluid pump, just on the inside of the rear out put housing. It's a very thin, rotary vein pump. So, even though you'll throw that transfer case into neutral for towing, you'll still have input from the rear drive shaft into that transfer case.
So, there will still be machinery turning in there. But, it will be lubed by that pump. You're good to go. Good luck.
Scott

YJ Jeeps from 1988 to 1995 4cyl or 6cyl use the 231 transfer case and have the oil pump in them the 1987 jeeps can have either a 207 or a 231 transfer case and before that the cj models used a dana 300
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Square headlight Jeep...

One my past Jeeps was a 92' YJ Wrangler with automatic. Towed it many thousands of miles. Good Jeep, good toad.
  • Transfer case to neutral
  • Transmission in park
  • Key one notch forward to unlock the steering column
The leaf spring shackles are probably dried and stiff - replace them for a much smoother ride.

Jeep Wrangler 4WD is the only way to go.
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