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deryck

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Saturday, October 28th 2017, 3:34pm

Towing Automatic Fortuner

I have been told that to tow an automatic you need to disconnect the prop shaft. How do you go about this? Do you disconnect both back and front?
Any info on this would be helpful. One hopes that you don't need to be towed but need the info just in case.
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Monday, October 30th 2017, 11:03am

You do have the option on the Auto gearbox to select N this should disconnect the system. But just check you owners book. I do know that it has a distance and speed limit.

2nd best if you don’t have a flat bed to help.
You can disconnect the drive shafts. You will have to do both front and back. On the diff side make a marking on the Uni and diff so you fit it back on the same spot you removed it on.

But honestly I would stay clear of towing a Auto. I’ve seen guys damage gearboxes due to the box jumping out of N into D or R.... flatbed is the way to me....


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Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 5:19pm

Sure fire way will be to remove both drive shafts. This way only the diffs will turn.

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Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 1:48pm

I have spoken to the local Toyota service manager and he said it's ok to tow the new shape Fortuner for a maximum of 50km and at a maximum speed of 30 km/h. The reason you can tow the new shape, and not the old shape, is that the new Fortuners are not full time FWD. So if back wheel drive only is selected it's ok to tow.

I assume that the speed and distance restriction is to prevent the gearbox overheating. If this was the case could you allow the gearbox oil to cool and then tow for another 50 km?

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