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All wheel drive vehicles connect the front and rear axles via a transfer case or differential. While on a wheel lift tow one set is lifted off the ground and not spinning and the trailing wheels are spinning at road speed. This places a big load and resulting wear on the power transfer unit. Coasting allows all four wheel to spin at road speed but with no ...


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Many older cars with a tow ball had no electrical outlet - back in the day regulations weren't as strict on adding lights to trailers etc. Many modern cars either have an outlet, or have a factory option for adding one. Typically, Camry's from about 97 or 98 have a panel you need to remove inside the trunk. This does vary a bit between versions, but this ...


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You should be fine as long as you go with a custom hitch, meaning one designed to bolt directly to your frame. Most of what Toyota marketing says is just that, marketing. For what you are planing on using it for almost any hitch would do. I would recommend going with a class three hitch liked you mentioned in the event you ever wanted to pull something ...


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Can you tow it from the front (uphill)? Get a tow strap, attach to the OEM anchor points on each vehicle (if available). You could push the vehicle(protecting both vehicle somehow), but damage can be done. Option that might be preferred: Buy beers Invite friend over and offer some free beers Put the car in neutral and ask your friends to push it. You ...


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The following applies to wiring basic rear lights for an un-braked trailer. Wiring up tow-bar electrics is fairly simple if you have a few tools, even if the car doesn't have a connector specifically for a tow-bar connection. You need not know the colour scheme of the car's wiring either. Each pin on the tow-ball plug goes directly to the positive wire ...


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I just installed a hitch from from Reese-hitches.com on my 1999 escort wagon this week. (1) Class I, 1-1/4 inch Receiver Hitch Part No: RT-443 (1) T-One Connector Wiring Light Kit Part No: 118344 The hitch worked out fine, but the wiring harness is not right, and apparently they do not make one for the escort wagon (we have a 5 plug harness going to the ...


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I am looking @ Page 96 of 1999 Toyota Avalon Owner's Manual. This page shows Dash buttons with labels & some nore. This is what written on that page for ECT. "PWR" (Power) mode for powerful acceleration ECT PWR "PWR" mode indicator light on the instrument panel shows the driving pattern selector button is in "PWR" mode.


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On the Avalon, the ECT mode buttons toggles between normal/economy and power shift patterns.


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Some towing packages include beefed up suspension and brakes as well as additional cooling. You may be better off upgrading to a Traverse with the factory towing package than trying to retro fit your vehicle. There's also the issue of warranty servicing, which probably won't be covered since you're exceeding the recommendations


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I think you have an option to either use the custom installed hitch by Toyota or an aftermarket hitch. It's your choice. The after market hitch will help you tow even more weight maybe. Toyota of course will tell you that theirs is the best because they want you to buy it but the choice is dependent on you. I would go for the aftermarket hitch because they ...


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Safety First Check the condition of your tires and brakes before the trip. They will be working overtime pulling a trailer. Check brake pads and rotors and/or shoes and drums, and consider a brake fluid flush, which should be done every couple of years regardless. Check tire pressure regularly during the trip. Also check the wiring for the trailer lights to ...


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If your 2006 Civic is anything like mine, there is a section in your owner's manual entitled "Towing a trailer" which should answer your first question. In mine it says to use D on level roads and D3 in hilly terrain. It would be wise to read that section carefully and completely as it contains many essential safety instructions. In particular, in mine ...


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According to this website, the towing capacity of your vehicle is 3306lbs/1500kg. The weight here should include all cargo inside the vehicle (including driver/passengers and fuel), the trailer weight, and then the cargo inside trailer. All of this adds up and you should be aware of it. 1) Do drive in the normal D or D3? You want to just keep the ...


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I'm thinking, from your description, that the problem is the blinker relay, not a fuse. The lights themselves should go through the tail lamp fuse. The relay is what gives the characteristic ticking sound. The emergency flashers usually run off of a separate blinker relay, but may be the same thing. If so, you can use it to test between the two. These relays ...


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I don't know what the Curt hitch looks like on your Jeep, it's capacities, or anything like that. But, if the hitch is made of 2-inch square tubing, you can safely drill a 1/4-20 hole in it. Drill through the center of the square tubing, though - don't try to get crazy and drill long ways through a full side of the tubing. That would obviously compromise ...


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I also own an outback (04) and I have the option to place any amp fuse in the AWD slot located in the fuse box in the engine compartment. This fuse will disengage the rear differential allowing my car to be a front wheel drive only car. This is typically used when there's a flat tire and the spare tire is used. I recommend this for towing as well. Your ...


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ECT mode reduces the power to the wheels in order to prevent spinning in the snow.



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