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Pushing & Towing

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DO NOT attempt to start your car by pushing or towing as damage to the catalytic converter or other components may result. If the battery is weak, the vehicle may be jump started, using the procedure found after this section.

As long as the driveline and steering are normally operable, your car may be towed on all four wheels. If this is done, don't exceed 35 mph or travel further than 50 miles (80km). The steering wheel must be unlocked, the transaxle in Neutral, and the parking brake released. Never attach towing equipment to the bumpers or bumper brackets - the equipment must be attached to the main structural members of the car.

Remember that there will be no power assist for brakes and steering with the engine OFF. Also, be sure to check into state and local towing laws before flat-towing your vehicle.

If the car is to be towed by a wrecker, instructions supplied by the wrecker manufacturer should be followed. Because of the front wheel drive, towing on the rear wheels is preferred. If absolutely necessary, the car may be towed on the front wheels as long as the speed does not exceed 25 mph and the towing distance does not exceed 10 miles (16km).


CAUTION
Don't exceed the speed or distance limits which are outlined here. Severe transaxle damage could result.

 
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