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The only way to do this safely is to put the transfer case in neutral position ? Does your 4wd have a N setting ?
I see it does in the manual it should say how to shift the transfer case into neutral.
Just turn the engine on, put the car in neutral in the transmission and step on the brake pedal. Then turn the 4x4 switch to the N. It should take a couple of seconds and usually you can hear the transfer case unlocking if you pay attention. At this point even if you shift to D the car wont run as the drivetrain has been disconnected from the power train. Only do this after you have it hooked up to the dolly. Then when you arrive at your destination before releasing it from the dolly go ahead and start the engine again, put the transmission in neutral and step on the brake, shift backthe 4wd to 2wd and again you should hear this of feel a little bump..thats about it.
Ok, so I dont recommend using the dolly for a long ride. I mean 15 miles to a repair facility or something like that is ok and probably the intended use...long hauls will probably cause damage in the rear differential which is electronic too. I repeat I dont recommend this.
I will run it by the Suzuki district manager bd I will let you know..
ok, so according to the manual it is not towable on the ground. I have spoken to some colleagues but they havent had the experience with this, sorry for the inconvenience.
Ok I will release the question, maybe one of my peers has an answer for you.
Hi there. Different expert here.
As long as the vehicle has 4WD, it can be towed with either all four or just the two rear wheels on the ground; simply turn the ignition switch to ACC and shift the transfer case into Neutral - the caveat being no brakes on the towed vehicle unless some contraption like a BrakeBuddy is installed. On AWD vehicles without Neutral, a driveshaft-disconnect kit is necessary.