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Old 08-26-2016, 08:35 AM   #1
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2004 Mustang

I have a 2004 mustang manual transmission and I will be towing all four wheels on the ground. I was wondering if anyone has had experienced any issues with this.

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Since I don't see many (none actually) Mustang toads I suspect there may be issues with towing 4 down with this vehicle. The best answer will be in the Owner's manual for that machine.

Just because you can put trans in neutral does not mean it can be towed. The rear wheels will be spinning shafts and gears inside the tranny and if lubrication is dependent on the input side turning, the tranny will not lubricate itself properly. Check the manual or ask at a Ford dealership before going forward.
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Check the Remco web site
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:25 PM   #4
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Here is what Remco says
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Towable as is with speed and/or distance restrictions. Please see Owner's Manual for confirmation and procedures.
It is not recommended to tow this vehicle over 70MPH
When towing for an extended period of time, start the vehicle as often as possible and allow it to run for five minutes to prevent battery drain.

Best of luck and happy trails!
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Since I don't see many (none actually) Mustang toads I suspect there may be issues with towing 4 down with this vehicle.
LOL! I see hardly any '04 Mustangs on the highway either. Does that mean there must be a problem driving them as well?
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LOL! I see hardly any '04 Mustangs on the highway either. Does that mean there must be a problem driving them as well?
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Not sure what model Mustang the OP has but, I have a 2004 cobra with std transmission. The owner manual states: all rear wheel drive vehicles place transmission in neutral, MAX speed 35 mph, MAX distance 50 miles. If you must exceed either speed or distance the drive shaft must be disconnected. Not worth the trouble to me. I purchased a 2003 Honda CRV as a toad. Place in neutral do not exceed 65 mph. It has a simple transmission routine to go thru before towing.
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Up date on the TOAD 03 Mustang not 04 my mistake

Up date on the TOAD 03 Mustang not 04 my mistake. I have taken it on two long trips each 2500-3500 miles each. No issues. First trip I took the drive shaft off and found out that was a real pain. Second trip I never took off the drive shaft and I kept my speed under 60MPH and never drove over 150 miles. I would then unhook and drive the Mustang at least 25 miles.


I am getting ready to take a third trip this fall and will put on at least 4500 miles.

I also found out if you want to get somewhere fast leave early.


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