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Old 12-30-2015, 12:56 PM   #1
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Towing a Mustang

Ok I have a 2009 automatic covert mustang that I rather tow them my Ford focus. My question is how to tow it without taking the drive shaft off. I know Remco makes a disconnect for the drive shaft but we are talking well pass $1000. I know everybody says fat bed tow it (but storing a flat bed on some site is a night mare) so I wondered if I was to place the car in neutral and ran the engine while towing will this solve my problems?
Other then that, I will have to bite the bullet and buy the Remco kit and find a knowable mechanic or Transmission specialist to install it.
Thanks for any help on this.
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:37 PM   #2
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Yes you could tow it with the engine running. Only drawback is the towing miles will accumulate on the odometer.
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looks like you covered all your options, which one will you do?
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Thanks never knew about the mileage running up. I guess I was thinking that came off the front, foolish me!
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We tow a trailer and have not encountered any nightmare situations. Sometimes not as convenient as one would like but with our trailer the vehicle is kept out of the elements (including rock chips) and arrives clean and secure.
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Thanks never knew about the mileage running up. I guess I was thinking that came off the front, foolish me!

Wait a second, were you planning on towing the Mustang on a dolly with the engine running? or 4 down with the engine running?

The reason I ask is towing it on a dolly this way could present all kinds of problems with the trans, while 4 down towing would not.
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Yes I was planning on towing this on a tow dolly. What problems would I encounter? Is it because of towing in a consent incline?
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Yes I was planning on towing this on a tow dolly. What problems would I encounter? Is it because of towing in a consent incline?

YES, that much constant incline could lead to fluid pickup problems and cavitation causing transmission failure. You can flat tow it with the engine running or you could back it on the dolly and tow it with the front wheels on the ground. To do the backwards dolly tow you would need to tie down the steering wheel very securely to keep the front wheels in a straight ahead position at all times. However backwards dolly towing is not recommended and will cause abnormal tire wear on the Mustang's front tires due to the reversed alignment angles of the front suspension.
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Ok so even flat towing and the drive shaft disconnected, I would still need to have the engine running? Starting to look like might need to trailer it. On the plus side of flat trailer, backing up would be no problem as I use to drive trackers with low boy trailers.
Can't back up those darn dolly's.
Thanks for your help
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Ok so even flat towing and the drive shaft disconnected, I would still need to have the engine running? Starting to look like might need to trailer it. On the plus side of flat trailer, backing up would be no problem as I use to drive trackers with low boy trailers.
Can't back up those darn dolly's.
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NO, with the drive shaft disconnected you would not have to have the engine running, you could tow it any way you wanted.
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NO, with the drive shaft disconnected you would not have to have the engine running, you could tow it any way you wanted.
Thanks for all the info. Now I just need to weight out the cost of renting a u-haul trail $712 for 8 days or the added cost to retro the drive shaft along with everything to connect the car to the Motor Home.
Thanks for all the help
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I saw someone towing a Corvette on a trailer and they also put some other toys on with the car (kayaks, etc.). That was a definite advantage of the trailer.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:52 PM   #13
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ID:	115710I also was in the same exact position ,2006 mustang GT convertible ,I did the tow dolly thing ,didn't like towing backwards because of the wind shaking the convertible top and all the stress on the front suspension , and there is no driveshaft disconnect for the GT model ,so I went and bought a new 20 foot car trailer with brakes on both axles and 2 foot dovetail ,easy to load and tows nice
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