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<H1>Informational - Recreational (Dinghy) Towing #00-00-89-008B - (09/04/2003)</H1>Recreational (Dinghy) Towing


1995-2004 Chevrolet Cavalier


1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu


2004 Chevrolet Classic (Old Style Malibu)


2004 Chevrolet Malibu


1998-2004 Chevrolet Tracker


1994-1997 Geo Tracker


1995-1998 Oldsmobile Achieva


1997-1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass


1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero


1995-2004 Pontiac Grand Am, Sunfire


1996-2000 Toyota Cavalier


With 3L30, 03-72LE, Hydra-Matic® 4T40-E or 4T45-E Automatic Transmission (RPOs M41, M65, MN4, MN5, MX1) or 5-Speed Manual Transmission (RPOs M59, M86, M94, MK7, MJ1)


1988-2004 Chevrolet and GMC Light Duty Trucks


1999-2000 Cadillac Escalade


2002-2004 Cadillac Escalade


2003-2004 HUMMER H2


This bulletin is being revised to add Model Years, Models and additional information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 00-00-89-008A (Section 00 -- General Information).


Some customers may want to tow their vehicle behind another vehicle with all four tires on the ground. This is referred to as "dinghy" towing. Towing in this manner is acceptable only on the following vehicles and if the vehicle is properly equipped and prepared as described below.


Please refer to the applicable vehicle Owner's Manual before towing.Passenger Cars



<H4>Notice</H4>


These vehicles must not be towed backwards or transmission damage may occur.






<UL ="BULLET">
<LI>1995-2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunfire and 1996-2000 Toyota Cavalier equipped with Hydra-Matic® 4T40-E Automatic Transmission (AT) (RPO MN4) or 5-Speed Manual Transmission (MT) (RPOs MK7, MJ1, M86, M94)
<LI>1995-2004 Pontiac Grand Am equipped with Hydra-Matic® 4T40-E or 4T45-E AT (RPOs MN4, MN5) or 5-Speed MT (RPO MJ1)
<LI>1995-1998 Oldsmobile Achieva equipped with a 5-Speed MT (RPO MJ1)
<LI>1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004 Chevrolet Classic and 1997-1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass equipped with Hydra-Matic® 4T40-E AT (RPO MN4)
<LI>1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero equipped with Hydra-Matic® 4T40-E or 4T45-E AT (RPOs MN4, MN5)
<LI>1994-1997 Geo Tracker / 1998-2004 Chevrolet Tracker 4WD models equipped with 3L30 or 03-72LE AT (RPOs M41, M65, MX1) or 5-Speed MT (RPO M59) </LI>[/list]Towing Procedure



<H4>Notice</H4>


Failure to follow these instructions may result in damage to the transmission.






<H4>Important</H4>


The towing speed as stated in the Owner's Manual should not exceed 104 km/h (65 mph) for 1995-2004 vehicles.





In order to properly dinghy tow the vehicle, follow these steps:

  1. <LI ="1">Firmly set the parking brake.
    <LI ="1">Open the fuse panel and pull the fuse(s) indicated in the Owner's Manual section detailing towing your vehicle. This prevents the instrument panel (IP) and/or electronic PRNDL indicator from draining the battery.
    <LI ="1">Securely attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle.
    <LI ="1">Turn the ignition key to the OFF position, which is one position forward of LOCK. Unlocking the steering column allows for proper movement of the front wheels and tires during towing. For 1997-1999 Cutlass, 1997-2003 Malibu, 2004 Chevrolet Classic and 1999-2004 Alero/Grand Am models, turn the ignition switch to the accessory (ACC) position, which is one position forward of OFF. This position unlocks the transaxle.
    <LI ="1">Shift the transmission to Neutral (N).



    <H4>Notice</H4>


    Use extra care whenever towing another vehicle. Do not exceed the towing vehicle's gross combination weight (GCW) by adding the weight of the dinghy towed vehicle or vehicle damage may result.



    <LI ="1">When
 

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dmaxalliTech said:
1995-2004 Pontiac Grand Am, Sunfire


1996-2000 Toyota Cavalier


With 3L30, 03-72LE, Hydra-Matic® 4T40-E or 4T45-E Automatic Transmission (RPOs M41, M65, MN4, MN5, MX1) or 5-Speed Manual Transmission (RPOs M59, M86, M94, MK7, MJ1)

Toyota Cavalier?
 

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dmaxalliTech said:
1995-2004 Pontiac Grand Am, Sunfire


1996-2000 Toyota Cavalier


With 3L30, 03-72LE, Hydra-Matic® 4T40-E or 4T45-E Automatic Transmission (RPOs M41, M65, MN4, MN5, MX1) or 5-Speed Manual Transmission (RPOs M59, M86, M94, MK7, MJ1)

Toyota Cavalier?

You'll never see one in North America, but for those years GM badged Cavaliers as Toyotas and shipped them to Japan.
This did not fool nearly as many Japanese buyers as the "Chevrolet Nova" and Various GEO models did American buyers. The "Pontiac" Vibe and Toyota Matrix are the latest results of the cooperation between Toyota and GM.Edited by: Colorado Kid
 
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