Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Sling-Type Towing

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Be sure to maintain a minimum of 4 in. (102mm) clearance between the lower end of the vehicle and the ground.

FRONT END



If a flatbed tow truck is unavailable, and a commercial sling-type tow truck will be used, make the connections at the front of the vehicle as follows:

  1. Turn the front wheels all the way to the right.
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Tow hooks or chains must not be attached to the bumper.

  1. Attach T-hooks to the slots in the front end of each frame rail.
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  3. Position each chain over the top of each front spring shackle bolt, then double wrap the chains.
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  5. Position the tow bar under the bumper.
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  7. Attach safety chains to the lower half of the front spring shackles.
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  9. Turn the ignition switch OFF to unlock the steering wheel.
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  11. Shift the transmission into either Park (automatic transmission) or a forward gear (manual transmission), then shift the transfer case into Neutral.
  12.  

REAR END



If rear end towing is necessary, be sure to use wheel-lift equipment. Clamp the steering wheel with the front wheels in the straight ahead position; do not use the steering column lock as a substitute for the clamping device.

 
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