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Old 02-12-2019, 07:23 AM
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Re: I am ready to blow this car up. Won't start now.

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It is snowing again. My question is this. If the car is stuck in reverse, can a flat bed tow truck safely drag the car from the rear tow hooks onto the bed? I need to get this to a garage with a lift, I think.
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Re: I am ready to blow this car up. Won't start now.

I would say no, if its a 4WD then the center drive shaft needs to be disconnected before the front wheels are lifted (what about oil out of rear gearbox?).
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Re: I am ready to blow this car up. Won't start now.

A slippery snow covered flat bed would work. The wheels would slid and no stress would be transmitted to the driveline. You could use dolleys also. Or being a skier I could suggest making some crud skis to put under the wheels.
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All,

It is snowing again. My question is this. If the car is stuck in reverse, can a flat bed tow truck safely drag the car from the rear tow hooks onto the bed? I need to get this to a garage with a lift, I think.
Problem understood and appreciated.

Contact a reliable and trustworthy tow truck operator and discuss the problem with them.

In this part of the world operators are able to uplift locked and immobile cars including four wheel drives, without damage or a problem. Surely this applies your situation.
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Re: I am ready to blow this car up. Won't start now.

Tony as long as you are sure it is in reverse, and not park, without the engine running to produce line pressure, the whole box is in neutral. If it is in park the front wheels won’t turn.
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Tony as long as you are sure it is in reverse, and not park, without the engine running to produce line pressure, the whole box is in neutral. If it is in park the front wheels won’t turn.
Provided that he has not already done so, after making sure that the hand brake is not engaged, Tony should check and confirm that all four wheels move freely, otherwise his fears regarding towing the car remain valid.
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Provided that he has not already done so, after making sure that the hand brake is not engaged, Tony should check and confirm that all four wheels move freely, otherwise his fears regarding towing the car remain valid.
You mean other than the corrosion build up on the rotors probably sticking to the pads?

If the car is in reverse and I put a fuse in the fuse slot that disables AWD, will the AWD be disengaged?

Other than the dash lights saying it is in reverse, I guess I have no other way to know for sure that it is in reverse.

But, yeah, a good tow company has to be able to solve this.
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Re: I am ready to blow this car up. Won't start now.

Man am I glad we don't get snow where my SVX is - I could not stand all the issues that this guy is having.
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