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What will Happen if you leave DS hooked up & tow ?

Will this damage the transmission if you tow your truck in neutral without removing the driveshaft ??
Friends IPR went bad , had a guy tow him 60miles to nearest dealer , picked his truck up the next day and on way home tranny scattered just cruising down
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what is going on and why ?? we are just looking for some reasoning here

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4x4's should always be towed with the transfer case in neutral and not over 50 mph.I know some companies with f350's have a policy to remove an axle shaft on the full floaters,it's easier then dropping the driveshaft.So yes it is possible thats what took the tranny out.

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The Pump wasn't turning, but the rest of the trans was turning and had no lubrication for all those miles. Yes, always tow a 4x4 with transfer case in neutral. If 2wd remove the drive shaft.
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lol sorry to hear that, I pulled my suburban one time when the alt went out, fubar'd the trans within 5k miles. looked like grapenuts when I dropped the transmission

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I towed my obs in netural but the engine was running. It was fine aparently.

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What is the tranny guys handle? Mark K........?

He designed these things or was an engineer on them.

He says, Pull the drive line always!
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I tow for a living, I always remove shaft for 2wd and transfer in neutral and tranny back in park for 4wd. Never an issue... As long as trans goes back in park to keep it from spinning.
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