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Old 11-01-2009, 08:12 AM   #1
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towing 2001 tahoe 4wd

I searched the posts and I can not find the anwser , can I tow this truck 4 wheels down?Also what would I need as to brakes and tow bar?
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Check your owners manual to see if it can be towed.
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I was hoping that someone that has towed a Tahoe or Yukon would tell me how it worked.Just because GM says it can be done, does not mean it works well.
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GM owners manuals are excellent and accurate in regards to towing instructions.

All GM vehicles tow well, but I understand your desire for first hand experiences.


I tow a Yukon XL with no problems.
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I'm not sure what you mean by "tows well". If you follow the procedure in the owner manual for Recreational Towing, it tows smoothly, mileage doesn't register on the odometer and the transmission doesn't burn up. The ease of hook-up and so on depends on what brand & model of tow bar you buy
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The 2001 Tahoe should be towable 4 down. Later models that have All Wheel Drive or Fulltime 4 Wheel Drive can't be towed. There should be a switch on the dash to select 4WD Lo, 4WD Hi, and 2WD. There should also be a red light indicating the transfer case in neutral. This is achieved by holding down 2 of the buttons at the same time for 15 or 20 seconds (there should be a diagram right on the dash showing which buttons to hold down. If the transfer case has a neutral position, your Tahoe is towable 4 down.

As others have said, don't just take someone's word that a vehicle is towable - ALWAYS check the owner's manual. There should be a section called "Recreational Towing." It will tell you if the vehicle can be towed and the proper procedure such as which fuses need to be pulled to keep from draining the battery.

PS: If putting your transfer case in neutral, make sure your parking brake is set. Park will no longer work to keep your vehicle stationary. In fact, you will put the transmission in park when your transfer case is in neutral for towing.
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