01-05-2010, 05:25 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Independence, MO
the conflicting info I saw was that you put the transmission in 2nd and the transfer case in neutral. It seems to me that 2nd is a low gear to have it in for towing if I have the rear wheels on the ground.
That is the correct way to dolly-tow a Samurai.
The transfer case - being in neutral - physically disconnects the rear axle from the transmission and drivetrain.
Putting the transmission in second keeps any viscus coupling action of the transfer case lubricant from turning the engine over.
If you are still concerned about this, grab a set of two 12mm, 2 13mm and 2 14mm box wrenches (I can't remember exactly which bolt size is right - hey, I'll be 60 next Tuesday!) and remove the rear driveshaft at the flanges before flat-towing it. That will totally disconnect the rear axle - end of worries. I have done this to flat-tow long distances but it will also work if you dolly-tow your new prized possession!
I hope that this helps!
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