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Towing a Prerunner with Automatic Transmission

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Engineerlt, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Jun 5, 2010 at 1:58 AM
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    Engineerlt

    Engineerlt [OP] Member

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    I have got a question. I have always been told to never tow an automatic with the drive wheels on the ground, as the transmission oil pump is not turning and the transmission could be damaged. Well my 2010 DBL Cab prerunner got towed. They mananged to tow it by disconnecting the shift cable; then picked it up by the front wheels and off they went. My question is how far can they tow it before the transmission gets damaged?
     
  2. Jun 5, 2010 at 2:05 AM
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    WhatThePho?

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    Bump, Interesting question. I would like to know too. I was told to disconnect the drive shaft.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    Logically Insane

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    Its in the manual... I cant remember what it said though....
     
  4. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    Friends of our family own a towing/transmission service shop and they told me that anything over 30mph does damage.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    j1999t

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    i think the manual says remove the driveshaft if u tow it
     
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