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I currently tow my 94 Chevy 4X4 auto by simply putting the transfer case in neutral, the transmission in park and the key in the on position so sterring wheel can turn. I towed like this for 75000 plus miles. I am looking into buying a new chevy silverado 4x4 with automatic transmission. Can I tow this new truck?

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I would say contact your local Chevy dealer. The service advisor will likely say NO !! But he might find out for sure whether you CAN or NOT. He will certainly NOT ADVISE it though. That doesnt mean you CANT however.


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Yes, the proper procedure is in the owners manual. However, they no longer put the N on the selector switch, so you can't tell by looking. On ours, you twist and hold the selector switch all the way to the right, till a "red" light illuminates. All other lights on the switch are amber. Also, no more leaving the key in the ignition, as they removed the steering lock in the early 2000's. Now days, just pull the key, lock the doors and put the key in your pocket. Great toad vehicle.


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I tow a 2012 chevy 1500 crew cab silverado 4x4 down. just check the manual for the procedure


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just check the owner's manual for requirements to tow 4 down. that is the only "legit" source of information, at least until it is out of warranty.
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I used to tow an '05 Silverado with the manual transfer case. I now tow a '13 Avalanche. It has the electronic transfer case. There is a simple procedure in the owners manual for putting the transfer case in Neutral. I understand the Silverado is the same.


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Here is the link to the 2013 Silverado owners manual. Go to chapter 10 page 89 and look up the recreational towing requirements.

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Posted: 04/20/13 06:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The "red" light on the knob the Texan refers too is the letter "N". When it stops flashing the transfer case is in neutral.

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The Texan wrote:

Yes, the proper procedure is in the owners manual. However, they no longer put the N on the selector switch, so you can't tell by looking. On ours, you twist and hold the selector switch all the way to the right, till a "red" light illuminates. All other lights on the switch are amber. Also, no more leaving the key in the ignition, as they removed the steering lock in the early 2000's. Now days, just pull the key, lock the doors and put the key in your pocket. Great toad vehicle.


Thank You. Im not the OP but it is nice to know this. Thanks Again

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