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Old 01-29-2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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You all have helped me so much, learning everyday. Now I need some advise on towing a 4 wheel drive GEO Tracker, automatic trans. The motorhome is a 1989 Honey, automatic trans.,Tag axel, 454 engine, 37'. Already aguired a demco dolly to pull the Tracker. My quandary is: Will anything happen to the front end if towed by the rear, as should, with auto. trans. The Tracker has outside locking hubs.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:02 AM   #2
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:18 AM   #3
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Honeytracker,. you can tow your Tracker automatic easily four wheels down, without a dolly. They make an excellent toad, and tow very good. Follow the steps below.

1. place transfer case in neutral (make certain of this by checking to see that the vehicle will not move when placed in gear, and if so equipped, that the 4wd light is not lit on the dash.

2. if you have manual hubs in front, place them in free position, if automatic hubs, do nothing.

3. place trans in neutral,(really doesn't matter}.

4. leave key in ignition switch in acc position,
make sure steering is unlocked, not necessary to have ign on. Make sure no accessories such as radio, or AC blower etc are left on, you don't want a dead battery.

I have towed our Grand Vitara many thousands of miles in this manner, and it is the same vehicle as your Tracker.


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Okay, dieselclacker, that sounds great, but already have dolly. Not to keen about having to buy tow-bar. Now you never said if you have to have a special pump for the transmittion while towing 4wheels down. Thanks for your help.
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honeytracker, if you have the owner's manual to your Tracker the best thing to do is to read what it says about recreational towing. See my sig for what I am towing. My owners manual says " Internal damageto the transfer case will occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational towing." I take that to mean a tow dolly. If you don't have the owner's manual get in touch the vehicle manufacturer and check with them as to recreational towing. It can save you lots of time and $$$$$.
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No lube pump or disconnect is needed if you have a 4 wheel drive Tracker. We towed a 2000 and a 2003 Tracker 4 door, 4wd all over the USA, Cananda and Alaska. Towed them a total of 75k miles without a single problem.
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