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Old 03-12-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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Lube Pump

Has anyone used a remco/other lube pump to tow an automatic trans. I am looking at a Hyundia Santa FE with 5 speed auto trans. The wife really likes the SUV.
I have been using a 2 wheel drive blazer with a Remco drive shaft disconnect which has worked very well for the past 13 year with no problems. The Honda CRV is just a little to small and the 4 cyl not quite enough power. My daughter has a Hyundia Elantra bought new with now approaching 80,000 miles with not one problem. The new Sante Fe have changed to a timing chain instead replacing the belt which gets rid of that major expense. Love the 10/100000 warranty and the great prices.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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Old 03-12-2009, 11:09 PM   #2
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Have you been to Remco's web site to see if that vehicle can use a lube pump? I had one many years ago and it gave good service. However there have been reports of failures. The big problem was that Remco's warranty was not very good. You had to send the tranny to them for inspection?? Ridiculous. That company has been sold and maybe the new owners have a different policy.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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I used lub pump for three years and several thousand miles of travel with no problems. I still have the pump in my daughters barn in Mich.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:17 AM   #4
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Whose pump did you use and what kind of car was it used on?
I have an 04 explorer 4x4 ( with neutral option installed) I can setup to tow but with the trans problems the 02 to 07 have I'am not sure I can trust it besides the 4600lb weight.
My wife still likes the Sante Fe and the weight is only 3800lbs. The selection of auto trans tows is fewer as time goes by. Going to a pump seems to be the only other option for 4 down towing.

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Old 03-14-2009, 03:32 PM   #5
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We have used a pump on a Venture Van for 10 years but only towed that vehicle around 30,000 miles. We have had no problems with it.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:25 PM   #6
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:38 PM   #7
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Newmar95:

There is no choice when it comes to buying a lube pump. Remco is the only game in town. If you want more info go to their website or better yet give them a call.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:02 PM   #8
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i used a lube pump for several years on a 1992 chevy caprice. i had to monitor the light and buzzer carefully because i had intermittenly failures to work. must have been my poor installation. i would jiggle the positive plug to the motor and it would work ok for another year.
i would not use the pump again. there are too many cars out there that do not require any modifications. i use a 2005 malibu maxx now. key to aux, gear to neutral and go.
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I've been using a Remco lube pump on my 2005 Cadillac SRX with no issues. As stated in previous posts, just check with Remco. They are the experts in telling you what you need.
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I've been using a Remco lube pump on my 2005 Cadillac SRX with no issues. As stated in previous posts, just check with Remco. They are the experts in telling you what you need.
I checked with Remco and they said the price was $850 for the kit. Replacement pump was $263. Seems like a lot for tubing, sensor and a pump? Did you install it yourself? Did you buy it any cheaper from one of there dealers?

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I did not do the work myself. Mine was bought as part of a package that included installing a Brake Master, the base plate, and the lube pump. The figure you mention was what I paid for the unit itself. I was glad I was quoted a total fee for the install instead of time and labor charges because the install was more difficult due to my vehicle. It all works great and have many thousands of miles on the whole package with no problems.
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With the whole kit you get the complete setup which includes the switch and warning for the driver's compartment of the MH, sensors for the trany line in the toad to let you know if there is ever a problem, and a lot more than just a pump. I also think the brake lights & tail lights/turn signals, were included with that setup. Don't forget to get a brake system also. We have over 30,000 miles towing and goin into the 9th. year with the same system with no problems.
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I choose to use an Axle Lock on my 1992 Lumina but there are many many many people who use lube pumps.. Occasionally one will fail and burn up a transmission but the odds are very very low. (Perhaps one in a thousand or two) and there are sensors and alarms (some optional) you can get which will alert you when/if it happens.

The axle lock I choose though (Same company by the way) ... Well. I know of no failures with it. The Technology is.. Older than I am and I know of no failures save one that was caused by fail to lubricate and that was not with the lock, but the bearings around it (The technology is the same as the old manual locking hubs on Jeeps. The one failure I know of was on a Jeep, the technician said he properly lubricated the hub (Equivlent of packing the bearings) he had not)
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