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Old 10-08-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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Towing a 1998 Wrangler TJ

Hello, I am towing my 98 wrangler stick shift for the first time tomorrow. The steering wheel locks so Im sure I have to leave the key in so the wheel will turn. Which fuse should I pull or should I disconnect the battery? Also should the 4 wheel drive/transfer case be in neutral? Last is what gear should the transmission be in? Its a 5 speed. Thanks, Marcdohc

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Old 10-08-2014, 04:53 PM   #2
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I have towed multiple jeeps many thousands of miles

No fuse need pulled, no battery disconnect.

Transfer case to neutral
Transmission in any gear (manual), commonly used is 5th
Key clicked to unlock the column

Tow away!

Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
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As Vince says - that worked on the 2000 I used to have and the 1995 I have now. (be sure the [arking brake is released and the transfer case is in neutral - missed that once each but found out quickly with no damage)
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
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If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 2015 RAM Limited 4X4
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GREAT! Thanks!!
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