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Old 08-09-2018, 01:23 PM
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Tow package question

I have a 2002 Expedition E B 5.4L and need a radiator and was asked if it has a tow package to get the right one. I'm pretty sure it does since it has the 7 pin plug and 2"hitch.Is there a easy way to tell if it does?
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:03 AM
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Yeah, that sounds like the tow package.
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Robbarb View Post
I have a 2002 Expedition E B 5.4L and need a radiator and was asked if it has a tow package to get the right one. I'm pretty sure it does since it has the 7 pin plug and 2"hitch.Is there a easy way to tell if it does?
Generally the 7 pin trailer hitch plug comes with a tow package, so you probably have it.
I think the "right" radiator for your vehicle equipped with a tow package is one that has 2 rows of tubes/fins in the radiator core.
Does your OEM radiator have 2 rows of tubes/fins in the core?
Where was it that asked about a tow package to get the right radiator?
I have a 2003 Exped XLT 5.4L with tow package (different radiator than yours), but I can't find one with 2 rows of tubes/fins.

 
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:33 AM
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Just take the tow package radiator. It might be a few bucks more but having the extra cooling capacity is worth it.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:30 PM
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Just take the tow package radiator. It might be a few bucks more but having the extra cooling capacity is worth it.
It would be worth the few extra bucks, but where do you get one?
Mishimoto has a 2 row stock type replacement radiator, R2171-AT, for the Excursion, but they don't have one for the Expedition.
I've looked at a lot of places on-line and can't find a 2 row for a 2003 5.4L Expedition.
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:51 AM
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It would be worth the few extra bucks, but where do you get one?
Since they offered him a choice I would hope they have access to both.
 
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Old 08-14-2018, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by alloro View Post
Since they offered him a choice I would hope they have access to both.
I agree, but who is "they"?
I've been hoping the OP would respond to my question in post #2 - "Where was it that asked about a tow package to get the right radiator? "

 
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