Nissan Stanza/200SX/240SX 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Towing

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On rear wheel drive vehicles the car can be flat-towed safely (with the transmission in Neutral _ ignition key OFF - see note below) from the front at speeds of 30 mph or less (no more than 40 miles distance). The car must either be towed with the rear drive wheels off the ground or the driveshaft disconnected if: towing speeds are to be over 30 mph, or towing distance is over 40 miles, or transmission or rear axle problems exist.

When towing rear wheel drive vehicle with the front wheels on the ground secure the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a rope or similar device. Never place the ignition key in the LOCK position. This will result in damage to the steering lock mechanism.

When towing from the front of the vehicle, make sure that the transmission, axles, steering system and power train are in working condition. If any unit is damaged, a dolly under the rear wheels must be used.

On front wheel drive vehicles never tow with rear wheels raised (with front drive wheels on the ground) as this may cause serious and expensive damage to the transaxle. On front wheel drive models Datsun/Nissan recommends that the vehicle be towed with the driving (front) wheels off the ground using proper equipment. Refer to the illustrations.

On all models there are towing hooks under the vehicle to attach tow hooks. If any question concerning towing are in doubt, check with the "Towing Procedure Manual" at your local Datsun/Nissan dealer.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Towing-rear wheel drive models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Towing-front wheel drive models



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Fig. Fig. 3: Tow hook locations-rear wheel drive models



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Fig. Fig. 4: Tow hook locations-front wheel drive models

 
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