GM Buick/Oldsmobile/Pontiac/Full-Size 1975-1990 Repair Guide

PUSHING AND TOWING

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All Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac models covered in this guide are equipped with automatic transmissions and thus cannot be push started. The vehicle can be towed, however, with the transmission in Neutral as long as the speed does not exceed 35 mph and the distance does not exceed 15 miles. If the above speeds and distances must be exceeded, the vehicle's driveshaft must be disconnected first, or the rear wheels raised. The tow truck operator typically has a special dolly for this purpose. Towing with the rear wheels raised also requires the steering wheels to be locked in the straight ahead position (do not rely on the steering column lock for this purpose).

 
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