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Old 21 Jun 2004, 07:46 pm
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is anyone towing a manual PT cruiser 4 wheels down? are you accumulating miles of the odometer. and did you have the lights hard wired to a tow bar harness?
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Old 21 Jun 2004, 10:52 pm
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Since the speedo gear is in the tranny,yes you will pick up miles. Ever coast down a hill with the tranny in neutral? Did the speedo indicate how fast and how far you were going??Same difference. Just get wheel dolly and tow it.

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Old 22 Jun 2004, 09:55 am
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There is no speedo gear.
The VSS vehicle speed sensor requires power to the PCM and TCM to operate.

The old days of speedo gears and mechanical instrument clusters is long gone.

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Old 22 Jun 2004, 10:24 am
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Guess I'm showing my age, huh???

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Old 22 Jun 2004, 12:21 pm
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The wheel dolly is still a good idea. Little or no added stress on the front steering and drive train even if it's in neutral.
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Old 23 Jun 2004, 02:44 am
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The PT (manual or automatic) will NOT accumulate mileage if the engine is not running while being towed four down. The PT is certified by Chrysler for four wheel down towing behind a motorhome ONLY with the manual transmission.

If you have the manual transmission all you need is the tow bar brackets and the light wiring (with diodes) installed on your PT and you are ready to tow.

I have the AutoStick so I had to add the Remco Transmission Lube Pump to make mine towable four down.

The PT makes a wonderful tow vehicle.

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is anyone towing a manual PT cruiser 4 wheels down? are you accumulating miles of the odometer. and did you have the lights hard wired to a tow bar harness?
I tow the manual GT cruiser all 4 wheels down. It does not add miles to speedometer and tows great. Yes, it is hardwired for lights,
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Old 01 Jun 2012, 10:10 am
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Default Re: towing behind a RV

From the previous posts & owners manual, the PT is towable four wheels down without modification; however, will the battery discharge while towing? If so can a disconnect switch be added? Has anyone added such a switch?
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Old 20 Jan 2014, 02:27 pm
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I have an 06 AUTOMATIC pt cruiser convertible that I want to tow with a tow dolly. Need suggestions, should car be in neutral or park when towed? any other suggestions welcomed? Have a tow dolly with surge brakes and will be hauling behind 30 foot RV going out midwest in the Mountains so any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Callie
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Old 20 Jan 2014, 03:00 pm
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it should be strapped into place while in neutral, this will let the tow straps locate it in the proper place on the dolly. then once it's strapped in, shift it into park to help keep it in place.
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