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Old 01-17-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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Towing a 2009 ford fusion on dolly

I will be towing it on the dolly for the first time in the morning. I have a 2009 ford fusion FWD with auto trans. Do I leave the trans in Park or Neutral to tow ? The owners manual doesn't say. I assume I would leave it in park and tow away but I just wanted to ask to be sure. I don't want to break nothing.

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Unless Ford changed things, I would think the rear wheels are free wheeling. So put it in park, set brakes. Could ask a Ford dealer just to be sure.
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Set brakes, dont do that or you will drag the back wheels. setting brake I assume you mean parking brake.
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DO NOT SET BRAKES!
Front wheel drive car, front wheels on dolly. Transmission in PARK, emergency brake (rear wheels) OFF. If your dolly has a pivot plate the front wheels rest on, steering wheel should be locked or restrained with seat belt or strap to remain straight. If you don't have a dolly with a pivot plate, the steering should be unlocked to allow car to 'bend' to go around corners. Make sure there is clearance between dolly fender and car sides for car movement. Check dolly owner's manual to be sure.
After driving around a few corners, stop and retighten the straps holding wheels on dolly, they stretch a lot, especially when new. You will soon figure how far you can travel between stops for strap tightening!
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Thanks to you both for the help !!!
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