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Old 09-30-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Trans. Pump

How do you know if you need a pump to protect your transmission?? Towing a 2012 Honda Pilot

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Go to the Motorhome Magazine website, and look up dingy towing for 2011. They'll tell you. If not, try Remco towing and enter the information on your vehicle. They'll tell you what you need to tow it.

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Go to Application Charts | Remco Towing and look it up.

Generally, front wheel drive automatics need a lube pump unless the manufacturer says otherwise (and there are several models that do not need the pump). Rear drive automatics typically use a drive shaft disconnect rather than a pump.

Honda does not approve flat towing of the Pilot and has not approved of it since about 2005. However, current models appear to use the same transmission that was previously towable. The risk is that Honda would not honor a transmission warranty claim if anything should happen.
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