The Wife and I are considering buying a small Pop up Camper...We are looking at something weighting about 1500 lbs to 1800 lbs.
Now here is the situation ... Our 2000 Ford Taurus 3.0L 24v Durtec,,, When we bought the Car in 2001 it had a
Tow Package (Draw-Tite rated at 3500 lbs) with a 4 prong pig tail connector. With this Rig you can have up to a 2" Ball. But I believe we have a 1 3/4" ball (but don't quote me on this).
Now on our Car we Replaced our Rear Shocks with some Monroe Shock/Strut - Rear
Part No. 55971
Gas-Matic Shock Absorber; Station Wagon; Rear
about a year ago. We have never changed the Coil Springs, they are original OEM.
What I what to do is upgrade the shock, coil springs ... or what ever it takes to be able to tow a camper of the size I mention above.
You guys have any suggestion??? Any ideas are very much welcome.
Also any help on installing these items would help also.
__________________ Good Luck and good repairing Sterling_6
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Now hold on a minute, the station wagon uses a regular shock on the rear, don't it??
Yep. All 1986-2006 Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable Wagons are multi-link independent suspension using seperate coil springs and shock absorbers.
I had the 2000 Taurus Brouchere way back when... then again, I still have it... somewhere... and I don't recall there was ever a factory tow package for those. 2001 either. My owners manual for my 2001 didn't list any specific tow package weight limits, just one specific limit.
Soooo... you will not have a bigger trans. cooler, but you do have one... two actually. One is combined with the P/S cooler, the other is a conventional type in the R. radiator tank.
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