Towing a trailer or boat can place severe loads on a transmission and shorten it’s life. Follow the guidelines below to help your transmission survive towing. (Please consult your owners manual for specific requirements.)
Use Lock low “L”
When you’re on the boat ramp or pulling a load up a steep incline, manually shift your transmission into the “L” position. Shift the lever manually up into drive as you begin moving.
Avoid using Overdrive
Cancel the OD. If you don’t have an OD cancel button then manually shift the transmission into “3” to stop it shifting into overdrive.
Overheating is the single biggest cause of transmission failure. Cooler units are easily fitted and help keep the temperature under control when towing.
If you have a “Normal / Power” switch then move this to the power option.