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Four-wheel-drive vehicle towing

DaimlerChrysler Corporation recommends that a 4WD vehicle be transported on a flat bed device. A wheel lift or sling type device can be used provided all wheels are lifted off the ground using tow dollies.

If the vehicle is equipped with a factory installed trailer tow package, use a SAE approved wheel lift device.

WARNING: WHEN TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE AND THE DRIVE WHEELS ARE SECURED IN A WHEEL LIFT OR TOW DOLLIES, ENSURE THE TRANSMISSION IS IN THE PARK POSITION (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION) OR A FORWARD DRIVE GEAR (MANUAL TRANSMISSION).

TOWING-REAR END LIFTED (SLING TYPE)

  1.  Raise front of vehicle off ground and install tow dollies under front wheels.
  2.  Attach J-hooks around rear axle shaft tube outboard of shock absorber.
  3.  Place sling crossbar under and forward of bumper.
  4.  Attach safety chains around frame rails.
  5.  Turn ignition switch to OFF position to unlock steering wheel.
  6.  Secure steering wheel in the straight ahead position with a clamp device designed for towing.
  7.  Shift transfer case to neutral.

TOWING-REAR END LIFTED (WHEEL LIFT)

  1.  Raise front of vehicle off ground and install tow dollies under front wheels.
  2.  Attach wheel lift to rear wheels.
  3.  Place transmission in neutral.
  4.  Raise vehicle to towing height.
  5.  Place transmission in park (automatic transmission) or first gear (manual transmission).

TOWING-FRONT END LIFTED

To prevent damage to front fascia components, use only a Wheel-Lift type towing device or Flat-Bed hauling equipment.

  1.  Raise the rear of the vehicle off the ground and install tow dollies under rear wheels.
  2.  Attach wheel lift to front wheels.
  3.  Place transmission in neutral.
  4.  Raise vehicle to towing height.
  5.  Place transmission in park (automatic transmission) or first gear (manual transmission).
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