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Old 02-04-2015, 01:02 AM   #15
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Perhaps I am assuming the code is being dumped when only the message on the D.I.C. is being dumped. Dependent upon how you interpret what they say, the code is directly "connected" to the message, so if the message is cleared (as it is when I finally get the xfer to go into neutral), then so is the code (they say if the message is there, then so is the code) But I can't be 100% sure the code is going away when the message is, as I don't have the ability to check the code right now.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:24 PM   #16
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Any of you guys using the RVibrake2 with your 2015 Colorado/Canyon? Trying to figure out if there's enough of a hump to the floorboard to give the RVi something to brace off of.
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:54 PM   #17
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Perhaps I am assuming the code is being dumped when only the message on the D.I.C. is being dumped. Dependent upon how you interpret what they say, the code is directly "connected" to the message, so if the message is cleared (as it is when I finally get the xfer to go into neutral), then so is the code (they say if the message is there, then so is the code) But I can't be 100% sure the code is going away when the message is, as I don't have the ability to check the code right now.

In previous GM ECMs, I know that a "non light code" will remain in the ECM for a period of time after the "light code" has gone out. It is either labeled mature, or historical. They typically go away after so many "key cycles" or some other event.

I havent played with the newer ECMS (post 2012) so I cannot be sure. If the light is out, dont worry about it.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:31 PM   #18
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anyone know the best web site for the list of vehicles that ARE made to tow?
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I would Google, Motorhome Magazine's Dinghy Guides and Remco Industries. Both Web sites have information regarding vehicles that can be towed 4 down.
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thanks, I did just that, very surprised to see very little in the way of small 4x4 trucks that can be towed! I thought anything with 4 wheel drive could be towed by just putting transfer case into neutral...wrong!
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notseer: Not all transfer cases have a neutral position. None of the imports!
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I guess since Im the new guy I can ask a possibly stupid question since I am looking for my next tow vehicle. Now I own a Prius but have to use a dolly which in some ways is a breeze and some a pain. The dolly I have rented has its own surge brakes and lights and was fairly easy to get the car on. Im SO surprised to see almost no one else towing a dolly..WHY? too much space taken for dolly AND tow veh at campsites? Do you all have good results flat towing? Thanks for your input, its all new to us..
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I guess since Im the new guy I can ask a possibly stupid question since I am looking for my next tow vehicle. Now I own a Prius but have to use a dolly which in some ways is a breeze and some a pain. The dolly I have rented has its own surge brakes and lights and was fairly easy to get the car on. Im SO surprised to see almost no one else towing a dolly..WHY? too much space taken for dolly AND tow veh at campsites? Do you all have good results flat towing? Thanks for your input, its all new to us..
Not stupid. And yes, you're onto it as above...
Dolly towing is a giant PITA.
What do you do with it once you take the car off?
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I bought a 2014 Tacoma 4x4 and looking at retirement traveling, and disappointed to find it won't flat tow. It would be a great toad vehicle. (Unfortunately there were no Colorado/Canyon's being built back then)
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I bought a 2014 Tacoma 4x4 and looking at retirement traveling, and disappointed to find it won't flat tow. It would be a great toad vehicle. (Unfortunately there were no Colorado/Canyon's being built back then)
If you have an automatic transmission Tacoma, Remco (remcotowing.com) makes a lube pump for SOME 4x4 2014 automatics. You have to call them with the transmission model number. They also give info on their website for driveline disconnects and who to contact.

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Up to 2014 Tacomas tow by using a driveshaft disconnect. I had one in my 05 Tacoma and it worked great.
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Is the driveshaft disconnect a kit that's available?
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Is the driveshaft disconnect a kit that's available?
My understanding is that Remco sold that part of the business (drive shaft disconnects), but the units are is now being built by someone else. Two places that install these are Southwest Drivelines (Southwest Driveline Service) or David at Drive Shaft King (800-442-6329). One is these companies is in Dallas. The other one somewhere in AZ. I think Drive Shaft King is the one in Dallas.

I have no experience with this product. Have only done research on them for a Tacoma. Hope this helps.
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