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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-29-2014, 03:25 PM
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Posted By jamesrxx951
If that is what the tech said he is an idiot....

If that is what the tech said he is an idiot. With the exception of the transmission types in the newer Focus/Fiesta the transmission does not care at all what gear the shifter is in except park....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-18-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
It wont make a difference. There is a switch in...

It wont make a difference. There is a switch in the shifter assembly that the instrument cluster is looking at. When in park I believe it is grounded and this is what the cluster is "seeing" to send...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-17-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
jmckinley is correct on this. I was working at...

jmckinley is correct on this. I was working at Ford SEO when this issue was discovered. It seems the engineers forgot about that part of flat towing where several modules do not shut down while flat...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-16-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 140
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Posted By jamesrxx951
There is a neutral tow kit available from Ford...

There is a neutral tow kit available from Ford dealers and maybe online. But a dealer will have to program a module to allow for the neutral tow. However the kit is designed for 4 down towing. Im not...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-25-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
This is not a correct statement for a 4x4 Escape....

This is not a correct statement for a 4x4 Escape. Only a FWD Escape can be towed with the rear wheels on the ground. FWD and 4X4 Escapes cannot be flat towed unless it is an Emergency and the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
If you have the 4x4 switch's on the dash, you can...

If you have the 4x4 switch's on the dash, you can get the neutral tow kit for that vehicle.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-23-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
What year Explorer? That may make a difference....

What year Explorer? That may make a difference. Also make sure it is 4x4 and not AWD. The key is having the 4x4 switch in the dash. The kit I believe is for 2002-2010 Explorers.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
Look in your owners guide under recreational...

Look in your owners guide under recreational towing. The MKX is rated for 4 down towing. If yours is front wheel drive you can put it on a dolly. If it is AWD, 4 down or a trailer is the only options.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-28-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
Just make sure it is 4WD and not AWD. You can...

Just make sure it is 4WD and not AWD. You can tell it is 4WD by it having a selection for auto, 4x4 high, or 4x4 low. Im pretty sure all 07 Explorers are floor shift as it was an interior update...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-21-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
It does not have anything to do with lubing the...

It does not have anything to do with lubing the gears. The final drive is splash lubed from moving and the rest of moving parts (not many of them)are splash lubed. What Ford has you doing is moving...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-21-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
The three position switch is used for the 4x4...

The three position switch is used for the 4x4 model. The AWD models have no switch and cannot be towed 4 down. Depending on year, the AWD models use either a viscous clutch in the transfer case or a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-11-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
here is a copy of the installation instructions....

here is a copy of the installation instructions. You should have a sticker in the vehicle explaining the procedure. If you blow up the sticker in the PDF, you can read it.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-08-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 347,143
Posted By jamesrxx951
The CD4E transmission in your 2008 Escape is not...

The CD4E transmission in your 2008 Escape is not rated for 4 down towing. It must be either towed on a dolly with the front wheels on the dolly or on a trailer for 2WD versions. 4WD models must be...
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