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Author Topic: Drive Shaft Towing Question  (Read 207 times)

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Offline Longhunter

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Drive Shaft Towing Question
« on: July 01, 2020, 02:52:49 AM »
Hello all,
            In earlier posts I was informed I cannot flat tow my 85 Eagle Wagon becuae it will ruin the transfer case because it will still be turning but not getting fluid. It was recommended to remove the rear drive shaft and then I could tow on all fours I believe that is how I understood it. Here are some questions related to that.

1. When the car is being driven what powers the pump that supplies the fluid to the transfer case?
2. If I remove the rear drive shaft and pull it on all fours do I put it in neutral?
3. If I put it in neutral and not Park would there be "pull" on the battery since it is not in park?
4. If it is on all fours and I remove the rear drive shaft does the front drive shaft not turn because it is not cranked up and not in gear?
5. I read on another post that a way to pull on all fours is to install a NP242 transfer case as I would then be able to put the transfer case in neutral and there would be no need to remove any drive shaft. Is that accurate?
6. If that is accurate where does the lever or whatever go to shift the transfer case into neutral? Would I need to cut a hole in the floor for a lever of some kind to come through?

Sorry for all the questions. I love Eagles but am definitely not a mechanic.


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