Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Front Wheel Drive Models


The rear towing hook should only be used in an emergency situation, such as pulling the vehicle from a ditch, snowbank or mud.

On 1988-89 626 and MX-6 models, do not use the hook loops under the front and rear of the vehicle for towing purposes. These hooks are designed ONLY for transport tie-down. If tie-down hook loops are used for towing, the front/rear skirt and bumper will be damaged.

If excessive vehicle damage or other conditions prevent towing a vehicle with its front (drive) wheels up, use wheel dollies. With all four wheels on the ground, the vehicle should only be towed forward . In this case, the vehicle cannot be towed at a speed exceeding 35 mph (56 Km/h) for more than 50 miles (80 Km) without danger of damaging the transaxle.

Mazda does not recommend towing the 1989 626/MX-6 with all four wheels on the ground.

Do not tow the vehicle backward with the front wheels on the ground, as this could damage the transaxle's internal parts. Do not start or run the engine while the vehicle is being towed. If the towing speed must exceed 35 mph (56 km/h), or the towing distance must exceed 50 miles (80 km), be sure to either place the front wheels on a dolly or raise them off the ground.

On vehicles equipped with 4-wheel steering, be sure that the rear wheels are in the straight-ahead position when towing with the front wheels raised.