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Old 06-13-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Just spent the weekend picking up our new to us 37" DP. It came with a tow dolly (with surge brakes). I thought no problemo- I'll use the wife's 99 Pathfinder (auto & 4wd) and just slip the transfer case into neutral and we're home free. I know it was in neutral when I drove it onto the dolly because my foot slipped off the brake before they had front end tied down and it nearly rolled off the dolly. We tied it down, mounted up and let loose the mighty diesel- the only unexpected sound was off squealing tires and two black marks across Walmart parking lot. Apparently you can't tow Pathfinder as a safety "FEATURE?" if you start rolling in neutal it electrically locks the rear wheels some how. After spending an hour we decided we had enough drivers and we were not going to crawl under the pathfinder in blinding rain to pull the drive shaft. Anyone else have this problem and do you have a solution besides shooting the Pathfinder. All help is appreciated.

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Old 06-14-2010, 06:20 AM   #2
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You can't tow a four wheel drive on a dolly. I don't know why but I know you can't. You might be able to flat tow it but you will have to check on that.

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Old 06-15-2010, 07:12 AM   #3
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The Pathfinder 4WD is not towable without a drive shaft disconnect, available from Home | Remco Towing . Then you tow 4-down. The dolly makes it even worse, since the smart driveline assumes one set of wheels is slipping and locks up the drive (as you found out). The alternative to the drive shaft disconnect is a trailer rather than a dolly.

Or trade the Pathfinder.
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