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Removing driveshaft on 2006 for towing

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Didnt want to bump an ancient threads, ive seen a few on here for first gens and one for 2nd gens like mine saying you could remove the driveshaft and drive the vehicle.

Just not 100% sure if the shaft is needed to turn an oil pump or clutch pack etc since i dont really know what all that means


https://www.crvownersclub.com/forum...721-2005-crv-awd-remove-rear-drive-shaft.html

Using my tahoe to pull 2600 miles when I move.

Reddit thread i made:

https://www.reddit.com/r/crv/comments/a6f00b/towing_2006_awd_with_dolly/
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do not pull the driveshaft. Must be towed with all 4 wheels on the ground or on a full trailer, CANNOT tow just back wheels down (unless it's the front wheel drive model, not the 4wd)

Get your owners manual out and follow the directions.

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Yes, flat towing is best (and easiest). If you don't want to do that, rent a car trailer from a place like UHaul. (Theirs have the proper trailer brakes, etc)



But, it's true that you can remove the driveshaft (being careful to support the center bearing) and drive the V in FWD mode.

With the driveshaft (AKA propshaft) removed, the Dual Pump in the differential will not operate. It works via different speeds between the driveshaft speed and rear wheel speed.
 

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Something to consider, the Tahoe weighs around 5,500 pounds and the CRV weighs 3,500 or about 60% of the Tahoe's weight. Can your Tahoe safely tow a un-braked load that weighs 3,500 pounds?

I towed a 2009 CR-V for over 60,000 miles 4 down behind my motorhome, and we currently tow a 2014 CR-V but the motorhome weighs 30,000 pounds and I have a device that activates the CR-V's brakes whenever I am stopping.

If this is a one time event for you, I would highly recommend a flat bed trailer w/brakes to haul the CR-V.
 
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