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Old 03-06-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Hello, I've got a 91 Chevy S-10 2WD, standard transmission P.U., that I'm planning to tow. Do I need to disconnect the drive shaft? Any recommendations?

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Do you have the owner's manual? If you do, what does it say about towing behind a motorhome (if it's ok to do, it will probably be listed under "recreational towing"). I'd follow the directions in your owner's manual. If it says it's not ok to tow, I wouldn't tow it. Or I'd check with some of the aftermarket manufacturers that make equipment to enable towing vehicles not meant to be towable.
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Do you have the owner's manual? If you do, what does it say about towing behind a motorhome (if it's ok to do, it will probably be listed under "recreational towing"). I'd follow the directions in your owner's manual. If it says it's not ok to tow, I wouldn't tow it. Or I'd check with some of the aftermarket manufacturers that make equipment to enable towing vehicles not meant to be towable.
My owners manual says only "to call AAA or a reputable towing service" to avoid damage.
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How to Tow an S-10 | eHow
REMCO may make a "Quick Disconnect" for the S-10 drive line. Had one installed on a 68 Falcon that worked great.
Contact Remco
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #5
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Manual transmission. just put it in nutral and unlock the steering wheel.
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I would do some more research, but IMHO with a manual trans it should be OK to tow..
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Manual transmission. just put it in neutral and unlock the steering wheel.
Thanks but,.... This was my thoughts but the more I research, the more contradictions I get.
Remco says it will damage the trans due to over-heating.
Was hoping to find someone with experience one way or the other.

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The latest info I found from Ase Master Certified, GM Master Certified Tech,...

Rear wheel drive vehicles, equipped with AT or MT, should NOT be dinghy towed. These transmissions have no provisions for internal lubrication while being towed. In order to properly tow these vehicles, place the vehicle on a platform trailer with all four tires off the ground. Avoid towing the vehicle with all four tires on the ground. In rare instances when it is unavoidable that a rear wheel drive vehicle be dinghy towed, the propeller shaft to axle yoke orientation should be marked and the propeller shaft removed.

Anybody make a drive shaft disconnect besides Remco?

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I had one on my 1999 now one on my 2007 Chevy 1500 got it from drive shaft king in Dallas
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I have a 97 s10 and did all the research and found that auto or manual trans could not be towed four down. No lube to 5th gear. Got a remco disconnect.
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what BoPeg said. I just installed Remco ( GM 14) disconnect on my 2002 Chevy S10 5 speed std. trans.
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