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    HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable???

    I may have someone comming in to look at one and I need to know if its able to be flat towed behind a motor home? for some reason I cant find it on the net.


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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    Im fairly sure that you need to put the nose on one of those "front wheel holder" trailers....


    I feel fairly confident that Ive seen one pulled down the road....
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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    Quote Originally Posted by 06MaxxSS
    Im fairly sure that you need to put the nose on one of those "front wheel holder" trailers....


    I feel fairly confident that Ive seen one pulled down the road....
    yup I know you need the hitch, anyway you can check your owners book PLEASE. the one I have is missing.

    thanks if so. :P
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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    My car is in the shop unfortunately.... But I was planning on picking it up in an hour or so.... If its not to late I can tell you then.
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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    thanks 06MaxxSS


    but if anyone else can find it sooner that would be much better but ill take what I can get. lol
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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    What do you mean like flat towable? Like not lifting the front wheels off the ground?

    I know normally when you're towed behind a truck, the front wheels (FWD) are placed in little ruts and the tow truck lifts it up... like so.
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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    like how a motorhome tows a car behind it with all 4 tires on the fround.

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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    Direct from the 05 malibu manual:

    Dinghy Towing
    To tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground,
    follow these steps:
    1. Position the vehicle to tow and then secure it.
    2. Turn the ignition switch to off.
    3. Set the parking brake.
    4. To prevent your battery from draining while the
    vehicle is being towed, remove the following
    fuse from the engine compartment fuse
    block: 20 IBCM 1. See “Engine Compartment
    Fuse Block” under Fuses on page 5-85.
    5. Turn the ignition switch to ACC.
    6. Shift your transaxle to NEUTRAL (N).
    7. Release the parking brake.
    Remember to install the fuses once you reach your
    destination. To reinstall a fuse do the following:
    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.
    3. Reinstall the fuse.
    Notice: If you exceed 65 mph (110 km/h) while
    towing your vehicle, it could be damaged. Never
    exceed 65 mph (110 km/h) while towing your vehicle.

    Notice: Towing your vehicle from the rear could
    damage it. Also, repairs would not be covered by
    the warranty. Never have your vehicle towed
    from the rear.
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    thanks
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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT fl

    I dont know why people just dont buy one of those front wheel carriers; especially since it is a FWD car.

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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    Quote Originally Posted by WoodburyMan
    What do you mean like flat towable? Like not lifting the front wheels off the ground?

    I know normally when you're towed behind a truck, the front wheels (FWD) are placed in little ruts and the tow truck lifts it up... like so.
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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    Clearly it was a while ago when I still had it
    Last fall, dealer replaced my fuel injector wiring harness after some rodents got up in the car and chewed through it. When they did, they said they had to take intake manifold off to get at the wireing. When they did, they had to take the coolant return line off. When they put it back on.. they left the clamp that usually goes over the hose, and the nozzle on the reserve tank down about 1ft from where it should be.. while driving on the highway, needless to say the hose did not stay in place and I lost all my coolant and overheated. Dealer came and towed me, paid for tow, paid for coolant, paid for inspecting and making sure no damange, paid for the oil change i had scheduled for the next day that they did for me early.
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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    You know Joe, you could have just called me and I could have checked my manuel.
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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    joe you mean to tell me no one at your dealer knew?????

    wow

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    Re: HELP PLEASE (is a 2005 chevy malibu MAXX LT flat towable?)

    Quote Originally Posted by ahuhn
    joe you mean to tell me no one at your dealer knew?????

    wow
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