Adrian Flux : 01553 845 945

Suzuki 4x4 Club™
Dedicated to all Suzuki 4x4 Owners
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   Watched TopicsWatched Topics   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your personal messagesLog in to check your personal messages   Log inLog in 
suzuki 4x4 club forumsSuzuki 4x4 Forums   CalendarCalendar  Suzuki 4x4 Club ShopClub Shop  Suzuki 4x4 Classified Ads serviceClassified Ads
Suzuki 4x4 HomeSuzuki 4x4 Home   dynamic online chat serviceChatrooms  Yellow Diamond ClubsYellow Diamond Clubs

Towing a Jimny


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Suzuki 4x4 Club™ Forum Index -> Suzuki Vitara Gearbox / Transmission Q&A
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
achmony
Newbie


Joined: 09 Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Location: Highland

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:39    Post subject: Towing a Jimny Reply with quote

Hi

I have a question to ask. Think of this scenario. I am well off-road in my Jimny and it breaks down. Cannot move. Miles from the nearest tarmac. I wish to retrieve my Jimny but I am informed that I cannot tow it out on 4 wheels and I will need to get a dolly, raise the back wheels onto it and tow it out backwards with the steering locked. Now there is no dolly that I can find that can cope with the wild conditions that I find off-road. This Jimny is one of the new breed with button selection of the alternative drives and there is no means of selection of Neutral as in the older models (hence the towing arrangement noted).

So, thinking about the problem - would it be possible to disconnect entirely the rear transmission shaft (fairly easy - 8 bolts) so there is no reverse drive from the rear wheels back through the transfer box? The front wheel drive will be disconnected by selecting in the 2-wheel drive mode. This arrangement should allow for the safe removal of the Jimny by conventional towing.

Would anyone like to comment. Your views would be appreciated.

Colin
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Google
Sponsor





PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:39    Post subject: Google Ads keep this community free to join!


Back to top
foxy-stoat
Newbie


Joined: 07 Aug 2009
Posts: 4
Location: East Sussex

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked into this before i towed my vit back.

If you do searches on flat towing you should find info on here or google that picks up another site, also the owners manual is a very good source of information, being a bloke, i would rather not read the manual, but in this case it was an eye opener !

If you took the rear prop shaft out, then you will be effectively towing with the rears on a dolly, as the rear wheels wouldnt move and you would be a-ok !
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Dav
**


Joined: 27 May 2009
Posts: 53
Location: Scarborough

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rear wheels will move (they are on the ground) but theyt will only spin their own (rear) diff not either of the gearboxes so it would be fine I reckon
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message Visit poster's website
SWeed2k1
**


Joined: 12 Apr 2011
Posts: 50
Location: Drummuir, scotland

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 23:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

jack it up and remove the propshafts then tow it out on its 4 wheels problem solved
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Suzuki 4x4 Club™ Forum Index -> Suzuki Vitara Gearbox / Transmission Q&A All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

All contents © Hobson's Choice IT Solutions Ltd 1997 on
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group