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Old 12-20-2013, 10:15 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by ken90004 View Post
After I slept on it, I realized everyone is right. I hate to see it go, but it really makes no sense to fix it. I'm going to go ahead and total it, and start the search for something different to cover my tow needs. It is a shame though.
Ken FWIW, you made the right decision, I am a retiring Insurance Claims Manager (2 days to go) and I personaly have been where you are, total the car, your Dad's memories will never leave you, the car is a piece of metal, more than likely the repairs will go over (additionals) which is why insurer's total cars, plus its worth far less especially if it gets into another loss, wack the car and be done with it, move on to what will work for you and your family. Season's greetings and drive safe


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Old 12-21-2013, 02:54 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by RustyJC View Post
The factory tow package also appears to include additional engine cooling - at least it did on my wife's Highlander:


It is also not uncommon for the engine and transmission calibrations to be different with tow packages. Not sure about the Highlander but more aggressive line pressures and gear holding calibrations are fairly typical with engine braking. In tow/haul mode in my 09 Edge, there was an engine braking calibration. Was very nice to use.

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