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.
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.