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Old 08-04-2013, 07:33 AM   #1
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2003 Cadillac CTS w/ 5-Spd, rear wheel drive

Any one here tow the above vehicle? We have a chance to purchase one at a very reasonable price. And if it can be towed 4-flat I am thinking its worth picking up.. I have heard NO you can't tow it.. to yes you can tow it. It seems different Cadillac dealers have different opinions.

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Old 08-04-2013, 07:37 AM   #2
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Look at the manual. It will tell you if you can and what procedures need to be followed. Usually .
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Blue Ox sells a baseplate for it.

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Old 08-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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Hello Chris I checked the Motorhome 2003 Dinghy Towing Guide and the Cadillac is no listed as being towable. One of the problems with manual/automatic transmissions if they do not lube the output shaft bearing when being towed 4 down the transmission will destroy itself. You should be able to get a Remco Lube Pump for an Automatic, and per Remco if it is a manual it should trailered.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #5
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Lube Pump $$$ install $$$.
May not make it such a good deal to buy.
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Please let me thank you all for your answers. Although I feel I need clarify a couple of things..

First I do not have the owners manual so I can't look at it. This is a vehicle that we are thinking about purchasing with the idea in mind of it be strictly a tow vehicle.

Secondly, this vehicle is a rear wheel drive with a 5-Spd transmission (you know like we all learned how to drive in the 1950/60's has a clutch, with a pressure plate and throw-out bearing.. rolls backwards on hills etc)

I am hoping to find someone who has towed one of these.. I don't see why I would need a lube pump with a stick shift. As I said even local Cadillac dealers don't seem to know. Some say yes, some say no...
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You say 5/spd. Is that an automatic or stick shift. According to the Remco site the stick shift has to be towed on a trailer but the automatic would need what appears to be a lube pump kit. It says it cannot be towed as it is supplied from the manufacturer. You can check any vehicles towing ability and what may be needed at remcoindustries.com/Towing/Store
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#4 poster had it right that a 5 speed Manual shift transmission could only be towed by a trailer.

If you don't want to trailer it, then don't buy it for a tow vehicle.
A trailer won't be much more $$$$ then having base plate, light wiring, tow bar and tow brakes installed, plus labor ready to go.

Plus with a trailer you can back up if needed.
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