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Old 05-26-2015, 01:34 PM   #29
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What type of brakes would you use when towing on a dolly? Would a proportional floor-mounted brake box be effective with only the rear wheels on the ground?
When dolly-towing, you use the dolly's brakes and lights, not toad brakes and lights.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:11 PM   #30
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The pump on modern automatic transmissions is driven by the torque converter which is coupled to directly to the engine. While towing you will not get any fluid flow through the bearings which can lead to failure.

(Important to know on the Allison. Always pull the drive shaft if you have to tow it.)

Consult your owners manual about towing.

I don't know of any automatics that will pump fluid when the engine isn't running except for the power glides of the 50s. They had a rear pump driven by the output shaft. You could actually push start them if you got the speed up enough to enough to produce the pressure to engage the clutches.

Some, especially front wheel drive, run the bearings and gears submerged and can be flat towed.
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Anyone here use a Remco drive line disconnect unit on a towed vehicle? If so, what's your opinion of them, please.
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Anyone here use a Remco drive line disconnect unit on a towed vehicle? If so, what's your opinion of them, please.
Works, easier pulling out of gear than getting it back in, wife hates sound of grinding gear. I don't like it but the way you line it up is by having the spinning transmission stop at the right place so that it will push in. I don't think I would consider it if it had to put up with slush on the road, here I can spray with wd40 once a year and it is clean.
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We towed a Jeep Wrangler automatic four down behind a 38' SOB MoHo. Transmission in Jeep was in Park when being towed, transfer case was in neutral. Used a Dremco connection and Brake Buddy as Jeep weighed 4,000#. Whole set up worked well.
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