GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

Towing Your Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle

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See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: When towing with an automatic transaxle, the front wheels must be on a dolly



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Fig. Fig. 2: When towing with an manual transaxle, all the wheels can be on the ground



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Fig. Fig. 3: NEVER tow the vehicle with the rear wheels first

At times, you may want to tow your vehicle behind another vehicle such as a recreational vehicle (RV), a truck, or another car. Before the vehicle is towed a few steps must be taken:

If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transaxle:



The front wheels must be placed on a dolly
 
Set the parking brake
 
Turn the ignition key to OFF to unlock the steering wheel
 
Clamp the steering wheel in a straight ahead position with a suitable device
 
Release the parking brake
 

If the vehicle is equipped with an manual transaxle:



The vehicle MUST BE TOWED with the FRONT WHEELS FIRST
 
Set the parking brake
 
Turn the ignition key to OFF to unlock the steering wheel
 
Clamp the steering wheel in a straight ahead position with a suitable device
 
Shift the transaxle into Neutral
 
Release the parking brake
 

When towing your vehicle behind another vehicle a few precautions must be taken:



Do not tow your vehicle at a speed faster than 55 mph (90 km/h) or the vehicle can be damaged
 
Do not tow your vehicle at a speed faster than 55 mph (90 km/h) if you have a manual transaxle
 

 
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