• For example, the towing methods shown below are dangerous or damage the vehicle, so do not use them.
Never tow the vehicle using a method where the lifted-up wheel cannot rotate.
If this towing method is used, either from the front or rear:
(a) There is a danger of the drivetrain heating up and causing a breakdown, or of the wheels flying off the dolly.
(b) In addition, if the vehicle is equipped with the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) & Traction Control (TRAC) system, the system will apply the rotating wheel brake only when the engine is running.
Do not use the sling type method, either from the front or rear, as this method causes damage to the body.
Do not tow the vehicle with all of its wheels contacting the ground, as this causes damage to the transaxle.
11. FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CATALYTIC CONVERTER
If a large amount of unburned gasoline or gasoline vapors flow into the converter, it may cause overheating and create a fire hazard. To prevent this, observe the following precautions.
(a) Use only unleaded gasoline.
(b) Avoid idling the engine for more than 20 minutes.
(c) Avoid performing unnecessary spark jump tests.
(1) Perform a spark jump test only when absolutely necessary. Perform this test as rapidly as possible.
(2) While testing, never race the engine.
(d) Avoid a prolonged engine compression measurement. Engine compression measurements must be performed as rapidly as possible.
(e) Do not run the engine when the fuel tank is nearly empty. This may cause the engine to misfire and create an extra load on the converter.
12. INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENT OF JOINT ANGLE DURING REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF PROPELLER SHAFT (4WD)
(a) When performing operations which involve the removal and installation of the propeller shaft, always check the joint angle. Make adjustments if necessary (see page PR-4).
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