Towing a stick shift

Discussion in 'Toyota Pickup Forum' started by longshore, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. longshore

    longshore Well-Known Member

    Is it advisable to tow a '93 Toyota truck all four wheels on the ground with a towbar?
     
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  3. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    You can as long as it has manual lockout hubs disengaged, manual transfer case in neutral, and manual tranny in neutral.
     
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    longshore

    longshore Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Yeah it's a RWD. Gonna put it behind a motor home. Turn it into a toad...
    Thanks Bogunn!
     
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  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I'd check the manual.
     
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    longshore

    longshore Well-Known Member

    Yes I'll have to download it the manual is long gone. Appreciate it Whipper.
     
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  7. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Not to sound like too much of a smart ass. The reason I say consult the manual because sometimes the oil pump of a manual is driven off of the input shaft so flat towing with that type will damage the transmission. The manual will simply say yes or no.
     
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  8. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I should have clarified the distance of towing and removing the rear driveshaft. (Since it’ll be long term hauling behind an RV).
    The goal is to make sure that the driveshaft isn’t turning as it can damage the tranny since the input shaft is turning as @whippersnapper02 stated. Essentially the goal is all wheels are pulling freely, completely in neutral, with no drive components engaged and turning. That’s why it’ll work with lockout hubs, manual tranny in neutral, and manual transfer case in neutral. With the Toyota pickup the rear driveshaft needs to be disengaged/removed for long hauls.
    The best option for long term hauling will be on a dolly with the drive wheels off the ground.
    The best thing to do is look at the manual and clarify.
    I’m pretty sure you’ll be fine with a tow bar as stated but I don’t want to steer you wrong and cause you damage to a truck. There are SO many different views and opinions when it comes to flat hauling a Toyota pickup. The one thing everyone does pretty well agree on is that the driveshaft needs disengaged for long term hauling.
     
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    longshore

    longshore Well-Known Member

    Yup after a little research it is indeed not recommend to flat tow a manual for the very reasons Whipper and Bogunn zeroed in on. Lol So looks like I'll be selling my 93 along with my 13 when the time comes.

    Thanks again guys!
     
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