Last post on Feb 10, 2013 at 11:47 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Tracker
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Chevrolet Tracker, Towing, SUV
#14 of 23 Re: 2001 Tracker Toading [oklahoma_guy]
Jul 03, 2011 (10:39 pm)
With out being 4x4, you have no transfer case, the 4x4 transfer case effectively when in neutral takes the transmission out of gear another words automatic trans is just sitting there for the ride.
2wd Automatic trans...with drive wheels on the ground the driveshaft spins the transmission, without the motor running the front pump doesn't work. So the driveshaft spins the trans, front pump isn't pumping fluid to keep the trans cool. Sooo sir I'm sorry to say you burnt your transmission up. You can tow it on a car dolly with drive wheels up
#15 of 23 1999 tracker towing on dolly
Mar 22, 2012 (10:19 am)
I have a 1999 tracker 4x4 manual trans and I want to tow it on a dolly with front wheels up. How do I set up the transfer case and tranny?
#16 of 23 Re: 1999 tracker towing on dolly [llgillette]
Mar 22, 2012 (9:52 pm)
If your tracker is a 4x4 you can put the transfer case in neutral and tow it with all wheels down. I have a 2003 racker 4x4 that I have towed over 12,000 miles with no trouble. You can buy a good used tow bar on eBay for under $400 or you can buy a real inexpensive one from Harbor freight for less than $100.
#17 of 23 Re: 1999 tracker towing on dolly [rgirard]
Mar 22, 2012 (9:59 pm)
I'm sorry....I just noticed that I didn't answer your question. The set up for a dolly tow is the same as for towing four down. Put the transfer case in neutral and the transmission in park. (You have a rear wheel drive vehicle). The manual says that the engine should be started and run for about five minutes every 200 miles. I usually forget to do this and I haven's had any problems.
#18 of 23 Re: 1999 tracker towing on dolly [rgirard]
by kyfdx HOST
Mar 23, 2012 (4:22 am)
Transmission in Park with the rear wheels on the road?
That doesn't sound right....
#19 of 23 Re: 1999 tracker towing on dolly [rgirard]
Mar 23, 2012 (8:14 am)
My tracker is a standard transmission and I want to tow it on the dolly I have already invested in. I want to tow it with front wheels on the dolly.
Transfer case in neutral and tranny in neutral??
#20 of 23 Re: 1999 tracker towing on dolly [llgillette]
Mar 23, 2012 (12:56 pm)
Sorry....I thought we were talking about an automatic transmission. If you have a stick shift transmission strap it to the dolly, put it in neutral and go.
#21 of 23 Re: 1999 tracker towing on dolly [rgirard]
Apr 17, 2012 (9:50 am)
Surprisingly, 2WD Tracker is NOT FLAT TOWABLE!
- Two-wheel drive Trackers cannot be dinghy towed.
Two-wheel drive models MUST be towed with the rear drive wheels on a dolly.
- The towing speed must not exceed 90 km/h (55 mph).
#22 of 23 Re: 1999 tracker towing on dolly [toadvine]
Apr 18, 2012 (4:31 pm)
If a Tracker has a standard transmission it is flat towable as is nearly all vehicles equipt with a standard transmission. Four wheel drive Trackers with an automatic transmission are flat towable because the transfer case can be put in neutral. I have been towing one for four years.
#23 of 23 1998 Chevrolet Tracker 2 WD Manual Trans Flat Towing
Feb 10, 2013 (11:47 pm)
Can I Flat Tow my 1998 Chevrolet Tracker 2 Wd with 5 Speed Manual Transmission??
If yes....anything I need to know?