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Old 08-20-2009, 11:31 AM
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Is there any reason you would have to remove the rear drive line to flat tow a 5 speed Samurai? I was told I had to by some.
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:42 AM
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none I flat towed mine for the first year. I did have to put a bungie cord one the steeringwheel to bring the wheels back to center after a turn
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So far most of the info I found on the net was to remove the rear drive line but they don't say why other than someone told them too.

Some others are saying to just put it in 2WD high and tranny in N.

Another said, "T-case in N, with the Tranny in 2nd gear, sounds weird but this keeps the intermediate shaft from spinning on a dry bearing, tranny in neutral will work for short trips".

One of our members flat towed his Samurai with the rear drive line on for year and never had a problem. Maybe he was lucky? I don't know what gears he had it in if any.

I just want to make sure I don't cause damage to the tranny or t-case. I took out a NP242 on one of my XJs and I was told it was due to me flat towing neutral & neutral. Since then I flat tow my XJ in "Park" with the T-case in "neutral". No problems since I started doing that.

I really do not want to pull the drive line if I don't have to. I have some back problems that makes this a pain to do or this would not be a big deal. To bad my trailer is down.
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well here we go with the He said She said....

I was told!

Sammy Cases don't have a True Neutral. When you put the transfer case in Neutral it engages front and rear drive-lines. I towed mine Tranny in neutral and transfer in 2HI.... after I broke my last rear shaft I now trailer everywhere.

i've been told that if you keep up on fluid levles it should be fine.
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well here we go with the He said She said....

I was told!

Sammy Cases don't have a True Neutral. When you put the transfer case in Neutral it engages front and rear drive-lines. I towed mine Tranny in neutral and transfer in 2HI.... after I broke my last rear shaft I now trailer everywhere.

i've been told that if you keep up on fluid levles it should be fine.
Thank you for the info. I need to get my trailer put back together soon.
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