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Old 05-04-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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Tow a Jeep Liberty 2006 Advice

This is the first time we are going to Tow this jeep my concern is that the Neutral do not have any dash ligth that tell me that is in neutral, and I am worry that may shift in to 4L while driving down the road without me known, any experience from anybody that help me.

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Towed an 07 for many thousand miles with no problems. Put transfer case in neutral, shift trans to drive with foot on brake to be sure transfer case is in neutral. If it does not move you are good to go. Put trans in Park and go go go.
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If your Jeep is 4WD, you can follow the instructions on Page 295 of your owners manual.

The procedure has you test to make sure there is no foward motion after you shift the transfer level into neutral.
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We've dragged an 06 Liberty for 25,000+ miles & never had a problem (knock on wood). We do the test from our manual as Tom stated. As long as you do that, you'll know you're ok.

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We have an '04. I test it out by putting the transmission in either Drive or Reverse after putting the transfer case in neutral. That way I am positive that the transfer case is in neutral. Don't forget to leave the key in the unlock position but not where the accessories position is.
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I just bought an 06 to flat tow. Any recommendations for tow bar?
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We've got a Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain - works great.

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I have an '06 Liberty towed for almost 20,000 miles.

I had a spare key made for the ignition, without the chip in it. Allows the ignition to be unlocked so the steering wheel is unlocked too. VERY IMPORTANT!!! repeat VERY IMPORTANT!!!

This key will start the jeep briefly, but I guess the car recognizes the lack of a chip in the key and shuts the Lib off. A nice safety feature. I just don't like leaving a "real" key in the ignition while towing.
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...I had a spare key made for the ignition, without the chip in it. Allows the ignition to be unlocked so the steering wheel is unlocked too. VERY IMPORTANT!!! repeat VERY IMPORTANT!!!

This key will start the jeep briefly, but I guess the car recognizes the lack of a chip in the key and shuts the Lib off. A nice safety feature. I just don't like leaving a "real" key in the ignition while towing.
We did the same thing. Thought it best when we pull into a FJ/Petro or rest area & are away from the coach for a brief period. Having a key in the ignition invites trouble even with locked doors, but with the dummy key, even if someone manages to undo the tow bars & then break in the Jeep, it won't go anywhere.

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I'm ready to get my Liberty set up for "four down" towing. Any advice for braking systems?
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We also have a BB. Originally purchased the Classic & have been very happy with it. Just traded it in on the Vantage Select which came this week (you can trade an old BB in on a newer unit & not pay the full mfrp on the new unit). We upgraded to get the proportional braking & to have the remote that lets us adjust the sensitivity "on the fly" from within the coach.

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I use a spare 'dumb' key after getting the transmission set up.

Engine running, 4WD in neutral, transmission in drive - no movement = OK, then transmission in park. I shut off the engine, replace the key with the dumb key and turn the ignition switch to on. I shift the transmission out of park, turn the key to off and it will stop before the lock position. Then I put the transmission back in park.

After hooking up, I usually try to push the car by had just to see if it will roll. If I'm on a grade then this doesn't work. When I begin moving, I try to turn right or left far enough that I can see the wheels on the Jeep turning.

I've only drug it once and that was across a gravel parking lot. That was also the only time I let someone talk to me while I hooked up. I also use a checklist on a 3X5 card with the tow bar connections on one side and the Jeep setup on the other side. I use the checklist every time.
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