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Old 01-02-2016, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I towed my 2010 sx4 on a dolly from California to Minnesota. Now that I'm here the awd feature isn't working and I'm fearful I have wrecked the awd due to towing. Does anyone have experience with this situation and can offer some advice? Thank you in advance!
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I can't help really, but I'll post this from the owners manual in case anybody can help and will ask what version you have..

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I didn't know what CVT is

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Thanks for the quick reply. Is the CVT info you posted applicable to a manual transmission? I forgot to add that tidbit. Also (and embarrassingly) I'm uncertain what model I have but based on the little research it appears it is probably a Crossover. I'm going to confirm tomorrow morning when businesses are awake again.
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Hey Bud, I can't see the image you posted. I dug around manuals online last night and found the below. Does this match your image attachment?

http://www.suzuguide.com/suzuki-317.html
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Hey Bud, I can't see the image you posted. I dug around manuals online last night and found the below. Does this match your image attachment?

Towing Your Vehicle (recreational towing) - Vehucle Loading and Towing - Suzuki SX4 Owners Manual - Suzuki SX4 - Suzuki manuals
Yes.. and my pic is linked from Photobucket so an adware blocker may hid it.
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Thanks for the quick reply. Is the CVT info you posted applicable to a manual transmission? I forgot to add that tidbit. Also (and embarrassingly) I'm uncertain what model I have but based on the little research it appears it is probably a Crossover. I'm going to confirm tomorrow morning when businesses are awake again.

A cvt is an automatic trans so they are different
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SO I understand your's is a manual transmision (AWD-MT). By keeping the front wheels steady on the dolly (towing method A) the front part of the clutch ( that is mechanically linked to front wheels) was held steady against the rotating rear section of the coupler (in rotation by the rear wheels on the ground) ....and the friction between the 2 sections will have generated heat possibly to the point of frying the coupler....
Method B (with manual transmission in neutral) shown would have kept both parts of the coupler rotating at same speed....
It does not matter if it is a crossover, tech or whatever ....
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So you think my coupler is fried? Is it repairable, and how much do you think parts and labor would cost? Thanks
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Fried coupler is a possibility, maybe a probability.
SOmeone on an adjacent thread replaced a coupler recently, got one from a salvaged SX4...
see this
https://www.suzuki-forums.com/suzuki-...heels-not.html
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