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Old 11-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Towing a Honda Civic

I am looking to tow a 2009 HondaCivic with auto transmission. Is this possible without a tow dolly? What equipment do I need to tow 4 wheels down? Transmission pump, etc.? Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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I know if you already have the care and love it is hard to think about but it would be cheaper to just get a dolly or a manual transmission car. In addition to any transmission pumps, etc. (prob $1000) you would need a baseplate ($200-600) a tow bar ($200-800) and a braking system ($100-1200). For $300-1000 you can get a good dolly and be done with it, if you want to keep the car.

I know Honda says you can't do it, but Remco probably has the parts you would need. Voids all warranties, although with a 2009 you probably are not worried about that. Sorry can not help with the specifics but have done some research in the past and decided to not try it. I currently have a dolly but usually tow four down now with my manual transmission Jetta TDI.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #3
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Aren't there front axle/cv joints available that can replace factory unit for towing front drive Honda automatics? You just have to reach behind right wheel to do the disconnect. I saw one the other day on a Ford. I think they are Remco design.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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Folks do it, but I backed away from towing four down after reading my manual and the statement in the link below from Remco. You need to put in your vehicle information and take a look at what they say. It starts out sounding like - go ahead - but the last paragraph is what convinced me.

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