How to disconnect drive shaft for towing

If you have a front-wheel-drive vehicle, you won't need to disconnect the drive, but if you have a rear-wheel or 4 wheels drive, you will need to disconnect the drive to protect it.

Consider that putting your drive into neutral and releasing the brakes might release the vehicle’s mobility, but the drive is still connected to the shaft and this will lead to overheating when towing. That is the reason why drive shafts are disconnected by professional towers.

One other consideration is removing the drive shaft completely, and in this instance, you will need to seal the transmission to prevent loss of fluid as well as possible damage.

A brief history

After 20 years of working as a class 8, heavy-duty duty truck tower I can state a few basics before I get into the actual how to do it.

Disconnecting the Drive Shaft

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