Summary of Contents for Honda Accord 1994 Service Manual - Page 14

  • Honda Accord 1994 Service Manual - Page 14

    Towing If the car needs to be towed, call a professional towing service. Never tow the Eat behlnd another car with just a rope or chain. |t is very dangerous. Emergency Towing There are three DODuIaI methods of towing a car: Flat-bed Equipment — The operator loads the car on the back ol a truck. This is the best way ol transporting the car. Wheel Lift Equipment — The tow truck uses lwo pivots ing arms that go under the tires llront or rear} and llfls them 0“ the ground. The other two wheels remain on the ground. Sling-type Equipment 7 The tow truck uses metal ca- bles with hooks on the ends. These hooks go around pans oi the frame or suspension, and the cables Iilt that end of the car Off the ground. The cars suspension and body can be seriously damaged if (his method cl lowing is attempted. ll the car cannot be transported by llatrbed, it should be towed with the front wheels off the ground. If due to damage, the car must be towed wrth the hem wheels on the ground, do the following: Manual Yrensmisslon 0 Release the parking brake. o Shilt the transmission to Neutral. Automatic Transm on o Release the parking brake. o start the engine. 0 Shilt to @l position, then 1E position 0 Turn oil the engine NOTICE. improper lowing preparation will damage the transmlsSlon. Follow the above procedure exactly. It you cannot shift the transmission or start the englne [auto- matic transmlsslon), your car must be transported on a Hat-bed. 0 It Is best lo tow the car no larther than 50 miles (80km), and keep the speed below 35 mph (55 km/hl. NOTICE: Trylng to lirt or low the car by the bumpers thI cause serious damage. The bumpers are not designed to support the car’s weight. YIE DOWN HOOKS TOWING HOOK 1-13