Summary of Contents for Honda Accord 1993-62SN720 Service Manual - Page 13

  • Honda Accord 1993-62SN720 Service Manual - Page 13

    Towing lithe car needs to be towed, call a protessionai towing service. Never tow the car behind another car with just a rope or chain. it is very dangerous. Emergency Towing There are three popular methods at towing a car: Flat-bed Equipment — The operator loads the car on the back oi a truck. This is the best way at tuwr ing the car. Whoel Lin Equlpment —— The tow truck uses two pivoting arms that go under the tyres {front or rear) and lllts them of! the ground. The other two wheels remain on the ground. Sling-tyne Equipment — The tow truck uses metal cables with hooks on the ends These hooks go around pans or the irame or suspension and the cables lift that and of the car off the ground. The cars suspension and body can be seriously damag- ed if this method of towing is attempted. If the car cannot be transported by at—bed, it should be towed with the iront wheels off the ground. it due to damage, the car must be towed with the tram wheels on the ground, do the following: Manual Transmission 0 Release the parking brake. o Shift the transmission to Neutral. Automatic Transmission 0 Release the parking brake. 0 start the engine. 0 snitt to position, then to E Dealtionl - Turn off the engine. NOTICE: improper towing preparation will damage the transmission. Follow the above procedure exactly. If you can not shift the transmission or start the engine (automatic transmission). your car must be transported on a flat«bed. 0 It is best to tow the car no farther than 50 miles [80 kml, and keep the speed below 35 mph (55 km/h). NOTICE: Trying to liit or tow the car by the bumpers will cause serious damage. The bumpers are not designs ed to support the car’s weight. TIE DOWN HOOKS TOWING HOOK 1-10