Mechanics

TOWING WITH OVERDRIVE?

2010 Dodge Caravan

Engine Performance problem
2010 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 300 miles

We just bought a brand new 2010 Grand Caravan and my wife wants to use it for driving to a vacation. She wants to tow the wave runners-- together with the trailer- total weight is about 2000 pounds.

She wants to take it to get a receiver put on, but I just looked at the van and I can't figure out how to turn overdrive off. This would be useful too because most of her driving is city.

The owners manual doesn't even mention the term " over drive" but it does say " eco drive" with no mention of how to turn it off.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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AleWatcher
June 7, 2010.




I don't think the transmission has the traditional OD as you are use to. Does the manual mention anything about towing? If it doesn't, I would contact the dealer direct and ask. It may not be designed to tow. If you do tow, make sure it has a trans cooler. Install one if it doesn't.

Joe



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