[Jim] I have a 96 SideKick sport with automatic tran, 4wd and automatic hubs. Am told that I can't tow 4 down till I replace the hubs with manual hubs. One 4wd expert told me that it would be no problem, but others caution against it. Anyone have experience here?
[Butch] Was once told that only ' 97 and up Sidekick's could be towed with manual hubs only. Used to tow a ' 97 Sidekick Sport and now A ' 99 Vitara. They both tow exceptionally well. Check the owners manual or the site below. Happy motoring Butch.
[Butch] Both Vehicles had automatic hubs, automatic transmission and did nothing special to tow them except to put the transfer case in neutral, transmission in park and the ign.key to accessory. We towed on all four with no modifications of any kind and no fuse pulling. They are towable. Happy motoring, Butch
[JimM] Thanks again Butch--really appreciate your replys. Sounds as though I really don't need to do anything except select neutral on the transfer case and go-- if your experience on 97 and newer vehicles is any indication! Anyone else out there with experience specific to the 96 Suzuki Sport with Auto Hubs and Auto Tranny?
[Jim M] Note back to Butch and anyone else that may be interested: After getting estimates of up to 400 bucks for the change to manual hubs from several dealers, I bought the new hubs from Towing World for 200 bucks. The installation took 30 minutes! Both wheels!