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Old 10-20-2010, 11:42 AM   #8
AllanD
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: East-Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 7,884
Vehicle Year: 1987... sorta
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger Supercab
I use this vehicle for: Roadtrip Warrior
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Spinning the transfer case never hurts it, the issue is spinning the trans from the back without the input gear turning.

I explain above why this is bad.

"How badly" was the trans hurt? Not possible to know.

There are many things that are "Bad" how bad is variable.

Does One Cigarette shorten your life? By how much?
How about two? Or three?

Does masterbation make you go blind? How many times does it take?
What if you already need glasses?

Ford says (about towing not masterbation) "Don't do that!"

I've seen a couple transmissions that someone "burned down" by towing
them behind an RV, it was a 2wd Mazda in a 3.0 Ranger.

One guy I sold a 4x4 trans, manual T-case and a rear driveshaft...

And that whole package (T-case shaft and shifter) cost less than the "gimick" drive shaft (Over $450!) the RV place wanted to sell him. And that shaft required crawling under the truck to istall a locking pin to drive, the T-case has a convenient hand lever inside the cab AND he got a low range for manuevering around the camp ground in the bargain...


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