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Old 12-16-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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What is the scoop on drivetrain disconnect?

Thinking about one for 02 chevy 1500 p/u

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Old 12-16-2006, 10:39 AM   #2
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What is the scoop on drivetrain disconnect?

Thinking about one for 02 chevy 1500 p/u

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Old 12-16-2006, 04:24 PM   #3
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If the pickup is 4WD it is definitely towable 4 down by putting the transfer case in neutral. Check your owners manual. We towed a 2002 4WD Silverado last year before we replaced it with something lighter.

For a 2WD, which I don't think is towable as-is, check www.remcotowing.com for availability of either a lube pump or disconnect. Their listing for 2WD pickups seems a little confusing so you may want to contact them directly by phone.
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:21 AM   #4
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I have the Remco drive line disconnect. I originally purchased it for a '00 Chevy S10 pickup. I traded this a couple years later for a '04 Colorado pickup and swapped it to this truck. I have had it now for about 4 years and have had no problems. I do keep it clean and make sure the cable and parts on the front of differential are operating properly. (The secret is to operate it every so often just to keep the parts moving, especially when your not using it for awhile.)

The change to the '04 pickup required sending the original '00 pickup drive shaft back to Remco. They give you a credit toward the newer drive shaft. $50 I think. Isn't much but it helps.
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:01 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info.
Ordered one for my truck and will have Dans service install when I am in Indiana. I hope it works out OK
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:45 PM   #6
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In reading you discussion concerning Remco. Let me now tell you a horror story. I had Remco products before on a 2003 Dodge Durango and had no problems and didn't have to contact the factory for anything. I upgraded my vehicle to a 2006 Toyota Tundra Double cab. I contacted Remco for the information concerning the availability of a drive shaft disconnect for this vehicle. They gave me the model and information and I purchased the shaft and disconnect from Remco. When I had the mechanic install the shaft and disconnect the trouble started. The shaft caused a vibration in the truck. I contacted Remco and they told me to have it repaired and send the invoices to them for the repairs. I took it back to the Mechanic and they removed the shaft and sent it to a Drive line company to be straightened. I got it back and every thing was good until I sent the invoice to Remco. I contacted them and was told where to send the invoice and to the attention of the proper person. When I received payment for this it wasn't even half of what it cost me to have it repaired. The repairs were $259.00 and the reinbursed me only $117.00. Since then I have called at least 3 times, sent several e-mails and have talked to Blue Ox about the problem Blue Ox returned my calls and talked to me about the problem and even called Remco on my behalf. But to date I have never received a returned call,return e-mail. This has been going on since July. I would be leary of REmco
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I have a Remco on my '01 S10 4wd and it has been working flawlessly for 3 years and close to 20,000 towing miles. I would highly recommend them to you.

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