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    Towing With Power Steering

    I assume the engine should be running or at least the ignition be "on" ?

    Anyone know ?
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    ??? You're not gonna tow anything if the engine's off ???

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    yeah, how you gonna pull anything with the engine switched off?

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    Sorry, perhaps I didn't explain...

    " be towed " rather than to tow... ie. if the car being towed has power steering.
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    Ignition switched on so the steering lock will stay off and the electrics will work..

    Steering will obviously be much heavier as the power steering won't be working, neither will the brake servo.

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    . . . and remember the car being towed should do the braking !

    keep the rope tight.

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    Cheers guys... it's only for the sake of a mile and it was a toss up between towing it or hiring a car trailer for £35.

    No risk to damaging the servo then ? I suppose they have to be able to be towed without actually starting the engine fully any way don't they.
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    No risk to the servo at all - it's only a glorified reservior that stores 'vaccum' from the engine.

    BTW -the tow eye's a left hand thread

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    but as said, make sure you keep that rope taught.. you'll have to be really heavy on the brakes for the car being towed too, as the servo assist won't be helping you out (not after a couple of pushes of the brake pedal anyway)

    so you will have heavy brakes and heavy steering, so just be aware of that - the brakes part is the most important!
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    cheers guys !

    one hand on the handbrake too by the sounds of it !
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