I recently moved, and rented a UHaul with tow dolly for my 2002 Toyota 4runner 4WD automatic. My wife, who made the reservation, did not see the warning that you have to disconnect the driveshaft to tow it, and the guy at the UHaul place never said anything about it, so I just put it in neutral and towed it with the front wheels on the dolly. The trip was about 360 miles, and I only learned afterwards that I could have ruined the transmission by doing towing it like that.
So I have a couple of questions. First is, what exactly is the problem with towing like that? What’s going on inside and how are things potentially getting damaged? Second, what should I do now? It seems to run fine, I’ve driven it over 1000 miles since then with no problems.
Any advice appreciated-