Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 6-CYL 1988-1995 Repair Information

TOWING THE VEHICLE

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To avoid damage to bumper fascia and air dams use of a wheel lift or flat bed towing truck is recommended. When using a wheel lift towing truck, be sure the unlifted end of the disabled vehicle has at least 4 in. (100mm) ground clearance. If minimum ground clearance cannot be reached, use a towing dolly. If a flat bed truck is used, the approach angle should not exceed 15 degrees.


WARNING
If the vehicle is towed with the lifted wheels removed, install lug nuts to retain the brake drums or rotors.

Be sure there is adequate ground clearance at the opposite end of the vehicle, especially when towing over rough terrain or steep rises in the road. If necessary, remove the wheels from the lifted end of the vehicle and lower the vehicle closer to the ground, to increase the ground clearance at the opposite end of the vehicle. Install lug nuts on wheel attaching studs to retain brake drums or rotors.

To flat tow a vehicle with a two bar, follow these points:



4-speed automatic transaxle vehicles can be flat towed at speeds not to exceed 44 mph (72 km/h) for not more than 100 miles (160 km). The steering column must be unlocked and the gear selector in Neutral.
 
3-speed automatic transaxle vehicles can be flat towed at speeds not to exceed 25 mph (40 km/h) for not more than 15 miles (25 km). The steering column must be unlocked and the gear selector in Neutral.
 
Manual transaxle vehicles can be flat towed at any legal highway speed with no distance restrictions. The steering column must be unlocked and the gear selector in Neutral.
 


CAUTION
Do not allow the towing attachment devices to contact the fuel tank or lines, a fuel leak could result. Do not lift or tow the vehicle by the front or rear bumper, or bumper energy absorber units. Do not venture under a lifted vehicle if not supported properly on jackstands. Do not allow passengers to ride in a towed vehicle. Use a safety chain that is independent from the towing attachment device.


WARNING
Do not damage the brake lines, exhaust system, shock absorbers, sway bars, or any other under vehicle components when attaching towing devices to the vehicle. Remove or secure loose or protruding objects from a damaged vehicle before towing. Refer to state and local rules and regulations before towing a vehicle. Do not allow the weight of a towed vehicle to bear on the lower fascia, air dams, or spoilers.

If a front wheel drive vehicle cannot be towed with the front wheels lifted, the rear wheels can be lifted provided the following guide lines are observed.


WARNING
Do not use the steering column lock to secure the wheel during towing operation.



Unlock the steering column and secure the steering wheel in straight ahead position with a clamp device designed for towing.
 
Verify that the front drive line and steering components are in good condition.
 
4-speed automatic transaxle vehicles can be flat towed at speeds not to exceed 44 mph (72 km/h) for not more than 100 miles (160 km). The steering column must be unlocked and the gear selector in Neutral.
 
3-speed automatic transaxle vehicles can be flat towed at speeds not to exceed 25 mph (40 km/h) for not more than 15 miles (25 km). The steering column must be unlocked and the gear selector in Neutral.
 
Manual transaxle vehicles can be flat towed at any legal highway speed with no distance restrictions. The steering column must be unlocked and the gear selector in Neutral.
 

 
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