Nissan Pathfinder as Tow vehicle

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Old 04-29-08, 08:00 AM
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Nissan Pathfinder as Tow vehicle

I have a 1997 Pathfinder Se 4wd automatic. Can the vehicle be towed with the transfer case in netural and the transmission in park? I have received mixed answers. Manual says no.
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I doubt that Nissan said No just to spark a discussion. I would heed their advise.
 
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Old 04-29-08, 08:19 AM
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Absolutely not.........

For short distances and low speeds, it is recommended to remove the driveshaft(S).

Anything else would require a "FLAT BED".....


Wait for "TOWGUY"....he would know for sure.
 
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I've got conflicting data. The website I can access for data says 20mph/20 mi limit, but the paper tow manual says "0/0".

If you called me I would simply drop the drive shaft and tow it from the front; do it all the time. Once the shaft is strapped up out of the way can tow unlimited distance and speed. Few blocks at low speed probably wouldn't matter.

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Unclediezel is a tow guy in cognito.
Hey....Just cuz my daily driver is an F800, doesnt mean I tow anything with it...
 
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I swear I saw somewhere about a kit to 'disconnect" the driveshaft? Maybe in an RV magazine? I'm presuming that might be what this is about? Towing behind an RV as a secondary vehicle?
 
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Old 04-30-08, 05:50 AM
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here is the reference info for a customer service bulletin on towing of nissan vehicles.

Classification: GI99-001d

Reference: NTB99-020d

Date: November 10, 2006

FLAT TOWING OF NISSAN VEHICLES

APPLIED VEHICLES:
All Models

APPLIED DATES:
1992-2007
 
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