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Old 01-23-2012, 11:36 PM
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Exclamation Towing the 190e 2.6

I'm in the process of picking up another 190e 2.6 automatic and wanted to ask a question to you guys.... I am going to have to transport this car home close to 105 miles home and wanted to know..

Can the little Benz be towed via tow dolly? In the past I have used the U haul auto transport but that thing weighs close to 850lbs and there are many long hills where this car is and I don't want to stress my truck more climbing with the added weight..

1. I have heard of dolly it with the driveshaft disconnected.. I really don't want to have to bungee the driveshaft and disconnect the rear end especially laying in the dirt in the middle of the sticks.

2. Tow the car on the dolly in reverse with the steering wheels on the ground. Is this even a safe option? I know you can lock the front end but.....

If I have to then I will rent a transport but I would rather have the tow dolly with the electric brakes.

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Old 01-24-2012, 02:24 AM
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I've had my car towed a few times when it quit out on my and my insurance company asked what the car was and I told them, they always said Ok, then it needs to be put on a flat bed" so based off of what they always recommend I would have to say not to tow with any wheels on the ground
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Auto transport again it is.. Thanks guys

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Old 01-24-2012, 11:16 AM
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The 2.6 uses the 722.4 transmission which does not have the rear towing pump. Disconnect driveshaft, or get a flatbed.
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Regarding the rear towing pump, I understand that some 722.3xx transmissions had it and some didn't. The purpose, as I understand it, was to be able to push start the car. Is this correct and is there some other purpose for this pump that is related to towing? Thanks.
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Push starting purposes only but I think you have to get the car up to 30 mph to get it to work anyway. You can tow it on a dolly if the rear wheels are on the dolly and the front wheel are on the ground.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:34 PM
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I guess it was a good thought by the engineers, but having to get it to 30 m.p.h. necessarily requires another vehicle to push/pull it, which for most purposes vitiates the reason for the pump to begin with. I guess that's why they discontinued it.
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