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    Towing question

    Can a 528e with automatic trans be towed with front wheels off the ground and trans in neutral without damage? Looking at a car with frozen front wheel bearing about 60 miles from me.


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    Re: Towing question

    I don't believe that that's a good idea. The owner's manual says, "Towing speed should no exceed 30 mph and the towing distance should be limited to 25-30 miles." It also says to add an extra 1.05 Qts of ATF to the trans before towing and to remove excess after reaching destination or repairs are completed. You can avoid this by removing the driveshaft for the tow. Good luck.

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    BTW: You must also put the ignition key in #1 position and the transmission in neutral (Not necessary if you remove the driveshaft. Doh!).

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    Changing the front hub is only a 45 minute job.


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    Re: Towing question

    No on the towing. Why not put the rear wheels up and roll on the front?

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    Re: Towing question

    Oops missed a key point here. LOL My bad.

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    Re: Towing question

    Even tho I made a huge mistake and missed the parts about the locked up front wheel. A few times in the past I have had 528's with automatics come in on a tow truck for a new ECU and once I got the car running the trans was dead as a doornail. YA gonna need a wheel dolly for that front wheel anyway you go. Unless you fix it on sight.

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    Thanks guys...

    I guess I'll have to use a full car carrier.

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    Flatbed it. Always best, except with lowered e24s

    gotta be real careful they don't break the airdam when loading.

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