I've been reading the manual on how to shift my 2014 Overland w./ 5.7 Hemi & 8HP70 transmission into neutral for towing behind an RV, but I can't seem to figure it out without starting the engine.
It says to put vehicle into ON/RUN position, press the brake, shift shifter into N, and press the N button with a ballpoint pen.
But with the ignition in RUN and the brake depressed the shifter won't shift out of P.
I had to start the engine, press the brake, shift the lever into N, then press the N button. Once I stopped the engine and shifter the lever back into P, the vehicle remained in neutral.
This seems to me to be a huge inconvenience, should I ever not be able to start the vehicle (hopefully, this will never happen in its lifetime) and I had to push it out of the way.
So, how do you shift the shifter into N without starting it? Seems like an overly complicated system, IMO.
Also, how do you know if the vehicle has a one or two speed power transfer unit? According to the manual:
Recreational Towing — 4WD Models with 1-Speed Power Transfer Unit
Recreational towing is not allowed.
These models do not have a NEUTRAL (N) position in the power transfer unit.
NOTE: This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or vehicle trailer provided all four wheels are OFF the ground.