Dodge Caravan 1992 Service Repair Manual PDF | Page 6

TO HOIST OR JACK VEHICLE SEE FIG. 2
TOWING RECOMMENDATIONS
RECOM M EN DED T OWI N G EQU I PM EN T
To a void dam a ge t o bu m per fascia an d a ir da m s u se
of a wh eel lift or fla t bed t owin g device (F ig. 3) is
recommended. Wh en u sin g a wheel lift t owin g device,
be su r e t h e unlift ed en d of disabled veh icle h a s a t lea st
100 m m (4 in .) gr ou n d clea r a n ce. If m in im u m gr ou n d
clea r a n ce ca n n ot be rea ch ed, use a t owin g dolly. If a fla t
bed device is u sed, t h e a ppr oa ch a n gle sh ou ld n ot
exceed 15 degr ees.
GROU N D CLEARAN CE
CAUTION: If vehicle is towed with wheels removed,
install lug nuts to retain brake drums or rotors.
A towed veh icle sh ou ld be ra ised un t il lift ed wh eels
are a m in im u m 100 mm (4 in) from t h e gr ou n d. Be sure
there is a dequ a t e gr ou n d clea rance a t t h e opposit e en d
of t h e veh icle, especia lly wh en t owin g over r ou gh
terrain or steep r ises in th e roa d. If n ecessary, r em ove
the wh eels from t h e lift ed en d of t h e veh icle a n d lower
the vehicle closer to th e gr ou n d, to increa se t h e gr ou n d
clea r a n ce a t t h e opposit e en d of th e veh icle. In st a ll lu g
nuts on wh eel at t a ch in g st u ds to r et a in br a k e dr u m s or
rotors.
LOCK ED V EH I CLE T OWI N G
Wh en a locked veh icle m u st be towed with th e fr on t
wheels on t h e gr ou n d, u se a t owin g dolly or fla t bed
hauler.
FLAT T OWI N G WI T H T OW BAR
Ma n u a l t r a n sa xle veh icles can be fla t t owed at a n y
lega l h igh wa y speed wit h n o distance r est r ict ion s. Th e
st eer in g column mu st be u n locked an d gea r select or in
neutral.
4-speed a u t om a t ic t r a n sa xle veh icles can be fla t
towed a t speeds n ot t o exceed 72 k m /h (44 mph ) for n ot
more tha n 160 km (100 miles). Th e st eer in g colu m n
must be u n locked an d gear select or in n eu t r a l.
3-speed a u t om a t ic t r a n sa xle veh icles can be fla t
towed a t speeds n ot t o exceed 40 k m /h (25 mph ) for n ot
more t h a n 25 km (15 m iles). Th e st eer ing column m u st
be u n locked a n d gea r select or in n eu t r a l.
WARNING: DO NOT ALLOW TOWING ATTACHMENT
DEVICES TO CONTACT THE FUEL TANK OR LINES,
FUEL LEAK CAN RESULT.
DO NOT LIFT OR TOW VEHICLE BY FRONT OR
REAR BUMPER, OR BUMPER ENERGY ABSORBER
UNITS.
DO NOT VENTURE UNDER A LIFTED VEHICLE IF
NOT SUPPORTED PROPERLY ON SAFETY STANDS.
DO NOT ALLOW PASSENGERS TO RIDE IN A
TOWED VEHICLE.
USE A SAFETY CHAIN THAT IS INDEPENDENT
FROM THE TOWING ATTACHMENT DEVICE.
CAUTION: Do not damage brake lines, exhaust sys-
tem, shock absorbers, sway bars, or any other under
vehicle components when attaching towing device to
vehicle.
Remove or secure loose or protruding objects from
a damaged vehicle before towing.
Fig. 2 Hoisting and Jacking Points
Fig. 3 Recommended Towing Devices
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