Can I flat tow my 2001 4wd Blazer%3F


Asked by Mar 11, 2013 at 01:06 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Door LS 4WD

Question type: General

It has push button 4wd. There is an Auto button, a 4 wheel high and 4 wheel low button. Nothing about a neutral position. Can I get a definitive answer or do I just watch for smoke behind me?

18 Answers

you can 'flat tow' anything, that is to say a flat bed towtruck- should have put the word 'with' in there...

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

How far are you towing?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I'm thinking "roadkill" is using a strap and moving the Blazer on it's own wheels for a short distance.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I am towing it behind a forty foot class A RV cross country until I get done and stay somewhere.

21 of 21 people found this helpful.

%3F does not mean anything to me. What's smoking? the tires? the engine? You cannot engage neutral?


%3f means nothing to me either. Web gremlins. Nothing is smoking. That is what I am trying to avoid. I repeat my question. Can a 2001 Blazer 4x4 be flat towed behind an RV without damaging anything on the Blazer.

8 of 8 people found this helpful.

I would not risk cross country without definite answers from other owners, RV dealer, RV forum, Chevrolet dealer, etc. I would think the big danger would be overheating/damaging the transmission. The axles should be able to handle it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

The %3F is a question mark using a bad translation. The question may have been sent from a phone or something.


Disengage the 4x4 pull the battery and then pull drive shafts.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

what john said, pull the drive shafts. The auto 4wd is not intended to be towed with any wheels on the ground, the transfer case isnt just different modes, chains, and gears. Its another differential with clutch packs or viscous couplings of some sort similar to AWD vehicles. If you pull the drive shafts you wont have to worry about neutral.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

If you have the autotrac system in your blazer,the button that says auto 4wd, you can flat tow your blazer.If you have your manual,check it,it tells you how to do it.What you do is with the motor running,but I don't remember if you do it in neutral or park,is hold down the 4wheel high and 4wheel low buttons down at the same time for about 15-20 seconds.You will hear your transfer case shift and the neutral light will come on in between the high and low buttons.Your transfer case is now in neutral and you can tow the truck four wheels down.I did it several times with my 2000 blazer with out any problems.If you are going to tow cross country,you might want to put in a remote starter and start the engine every 4-5 hundred miles so the transmission gets some lubrication. I was told this just as a precaution, and it definetly would not hurt.Hope this helps.

7 of 7 people found this helpful.

I have been told by Dealer you can't Tow this vehicle flat all four down unless you disconnect Drive Shaf! I am in same perdicament and would like to Tow my Chevey Blazer!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

FLAT BED towtruck, like the kind the highway dept. uses after an accident~ like the kind thieves everywhere want to use as there isn't a security alarm made that can stop them from takin' your car or truck...use one of these flat bed haulers and the drivetrain will not even see four feet of motion...

Counting Cars tools around town looking for something to put back there~


NO, you can't flat tow it- there is no neurtal setting on those years of blazer- you would cause lots of damage- you need to upgrade to a 2002 or newer trailblazer or envoy- those would have the necessary neutral setting for the transfer case.


There were two different transfer cases used in these years, specifically 2000. One is the "electronic" transfer case, which has no neutral position available and the other is the "automatic" style. You can tell which one you have easily by locating the 4wd control buttons. If you have the one with an "auto" button and 2wd, 4hi and 4lo, this one can be put into neutral by following simple directions in the owners manual. The "electronic" transfer case does NOT have the auto button on the panel, and has no neutral position available, and can not be flat towed.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

i was under the impression that the 3 button "electronic" transfer case could achieve neutral but pushing both 4hi and 4lo at the same time

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Yes you can tow it. I have towed my 2000 S10 ZR2 Blazer all over the country behind our Fleetwood Revolution. Just read your manual. It will tell you how to engage neutral.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Blazer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,055 nationwide Blazer listings starting at $950.


Chevrolet Blazer Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Tahoe
665 Great Deals out of 39,392 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet TrailBlazer
88 Great Deals out of 4,567 listings starting at $1,475
Used Chevrolet S-10
8 Great Deals out of 1,217 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Jimmy
238 listings starting at $1,950
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,146 Great Deals out of 167,073 listings starting at $1,498
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
899 Great Deals out of 70,389 listings starting at $1,045
Used Chevrolet Suburban
331 Great Deals out of 21,730 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford F-150
2,316 Great Deals out of 182,093 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
411 Great Deals out of 30,658 listings starting at $3,550
Used Ford Explorer
835 Great Deals out of 63,128 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
292 Great Deals out of 16,176 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Yukon
407 Great Deals out of 21,296 listings starting at $1,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.