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Old 10-04-2017, 10:38 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me if a 2003 expedition four-wheel-drive can be flat towed

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Old 10-04-2017, 10:47 AM   #2
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Look in the owners' manual under RV towing. That's the ultimate source of that info.

It is not listed in the 2003 Dinghy Towing Guide:


But if it is towable, it looks like it would be limited to 55 mph.

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Old 10-04-2017, 06:29 PM   #3
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As per Remco Towing Products:

2003 Ford Expedition ALL 4WD V8 5.4L cyl 4-Speed Automatic 4R70W/4R75W

  • Must be towed using a trailer
2013 Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH
2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD V6
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It would take some figuring out, but I would say yes, if you can disable the "magnetic clutch" in the transfer case. This would let all 4 wheels spin freely of the drive unit.

Let me ask you a question? Can you shift the transfer case into "neutral"? or is it just 2- hi, 4- hi, or 4 - low choices. One would think "neutral" would be a selection for regular towing.
Other searches suggest just swapping out the electric transfer case for a manual Tcase. Seems like much simpler to do. Even if we kill the magnetic clutch, it still wants to spin the chain between front and rear. A regular Tcase is true neutral.

Getting rid of the electronics seems so much easier, that is why the jeeps are so popular. Just a shift on the floor,,,,done. So you may have a dash light or two light up from a false positive sensor, so what.

2004 Fleetwood Tioga SL, On the move to a 2019 Ford F750 Chassie (same body).Trek pure Trike,electric, 50 mile range, 980 miles the get everything runner.To be toad list Done, Ford E450 toad.
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