Toyota Cressida/Corona/Crown/MarkII 1970-1982 Repair Guide

Towing the Vehicle


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For information on towing points for 1970-77 cars, see the chart. On 1978-82 cars, tow using the tie down tabs located under front and rear bumpers.

The following precautions should be observed when Towing the Vehicle:

  1. Always place the transmission in Neutral and release the parking brake.
  3. Models equipped with automatic transmissions, except 1974-77 models, may be towed with the transmission in Neutral, but only for short distances at speeds below 20 mph. On 1974-77 models, or if the transmission is inoperative, either tow the car with the rear wheels off the ground or disconnect the drive shaft at the differential end. If you are towing a 1978 or later car with an automatic transmission, you may tow the car for up to 50 miles and at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
  5. If the rear axle is defective, the car must be towed with its rear wheels off the ground.
  7. Always turn the steering column lock to ON and then return to ACC. This prevents the steering column from locking.

The steering column lock is not designed to hold the wheels straight while the car is being towed. Therefore, if the car is being towed with its front end down, place a dolly under the front wheels.