Chevrolet Chevette/1000 1976-1988 Repair Guide

Towing The Vehicle


Do not attempt to push start a Chevette or a Pontiac 1000, whether its equipped with an automatic or manual transmission. Under certain conditions this may damage the catalytic converter or other parts of the car.

The car should not be towed to start, since there is a chance of the towed vehicle ramming the tow car. A Chevette or Pontiac 1000 may be towed with its rear wheels on the ground at speeds under 35 mph for distances up to 50 miles. If the car must be towed farther or faster, the driveshaft must be disconnected or the car must be towed on its front wheels.

Manual transmission models can be towed on all four wheels at freeway speeds for extensive distances, provided that the transmission is overfilled by about a quart of gear oil and a sturdy tow bar is used.

Whenever the car is towed with all four wheels on the ground, the steering column must not be locked.