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Old 04-12-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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I own a Toyota Yaris automatic transmission. I went to local dealer to ask about installing a trans pump assy so I could tow 4 Down instad of loading on a dolly. I was told there would be No problem in towings 4 down and I would not have to add a trans pump. All I had to do was un lock steering and place trans in neutral. Does anyone do this?

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Read your owner's manual very carefully before you spend a pile of money on this project. \

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Old 04-12-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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Agree with doc-- Check that the automatic can be towed. This chart shows only the manual can be flat towed...

Lube pump is available, Check year and model: http://www.remcoindustries.com/Towing/Store.php

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Hi tomia3,
Yep, the previous posts provide the correct answer. The owner's manual is the only place the manufacturer is liable for what they tell the owner to do or not do.
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Here's what the 2013 Motorhome magazine had to say. Manual trans yes , automatic trans no.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:28 PM   #6
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Since your thinking of adding a lube pump be advised that that is a $2500+ item installed. Is it really worth adding this to a Yaris??

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