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Old 02-13-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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I am looking to tow my 04 XLT 4.0 auto, 4wd behind the motor home. Ford offers a neutral tow kit part # 3L2Z-7H332-AA. Our local dealer says NO.... any ideas here guys
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
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I am looking to tow my 04 XLT 4.0 auto, 4wd behind the motor home. Ford offers a neutral tow kit part # 3L2Z-7H332-AA. Our local dealer says NO.... any ideas here guys
Rent a small flatbed trailer from Uhaul. CHeap and the best way to go for the ranger
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I have towed all makes of 4x4's over the years. But they all had a neutral in the transfer case. If you can get that transfer case in neutral that would be my choice instead of that u-haul trailer. I always put the transfer case in neutral and the real transmission in PARK or LOW if it is a stick shift. Thataway I know for sure the transfer case is truly in neutral.
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If there is a neutral kit for the transfer case, ask ford to explain why it won't work on your truck. Then go to another dealer and ask them. If you get the same answer twice, they are probably right and I wouldn't want to risk it.
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If you are really worried about it. Dropping the drive shafts isn't all that hard. and pretty much guarantee's you won't have problems.
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I have towed all makes of 4x4's over the years. But they all had a neutral in the transfer case. If you can get that transfer case in neutral that would be my choice instead of that u-haul trailer. I always put the transfer case in neutral and the real transmission in PARK or LOW if it is a stick shift. Thataway I know for sure the transfer case is truly in neutral.
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the specified proceedure is T-case in neutral transmission
in Gear (manual) pr Park (auto)

I've towed my own truck from my home in pennsylvania
to my brother's place in Wyoming.

Flat towed I have permanantly mounted tow bar brackets on my truck, T-case in neutral trans in gear.

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If you are really worried about it. Dropping the drive shafts isn't all that hard. and pretty much guarantee's you won't have problems.
ditto, best way to guarantee nothing happens
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I am looking to tow my 04 XLT 4.0 auto, 4wd behind the motor home. Ford offers a neutral tow kit part # 3L2Z-7H332-AA. Our local dealer says NO.... any ideas here guys
See if >>THIS<< helps. Looks like that kit is for 2006+ trucks. And earlier trucks may have something added that wasn't there back when most of our trucks were built. It's very confusing and I am in the remove the driveshaft camp on this unless I saw what it was that allows you to put an electric-controlled t-case in 2-hi and tow it with the manual tranny in neutral. Did they move the lube pump in the t-case?
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sorry guys I should have worded it different, Ford Dealer says he can't get the part. and I am not even sure how it works or what it really does....not into taking drive shaft out. We use a saturn now but it is getting tired
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its just 4 bolts well on mine it is should be the same idk keep the socket with u or in the truck u dont have to take it out just tie it up under there or zip tie it good not much and its free
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