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    Squeeky CMP on 2000 5.0 XLT. Help Please!

    I have a squeeking noise coming from my Camshaft Position Sensor on the front top of the motor. (not the crankshaft positioner on the balancer)Haynes had all sorts of info in changing the sensor itself, but nothing about the drive. Looks like a distributor drive. Does it have bearings that are...
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    bird chirp -- water pump?

    No, but I did replace the belt since it was ancient. I already bought the waterpump and the fan removal tool, so I'll test everything when I do the waterpump replacement. I'll also take a look at the fan clutch. If that's a problem I'll probably upgrade to an electric fan upgrade too.
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    bird chirp -- water pump?

    I have the squeel/squeak going at idle. Sounds like it's coming from the water pump but it's hard to isolate it even with a mechanics stethoscope. No sign of water from the pump yet but at over 150K I figure it's time for a pump change and flushing just for preventive maintenance. Still...
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    bird chirp -- water pump?

    So what the $$%#$^ was the problem? I read this thread and there was no ending to the novel!!
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    Add-a-Leaf Install: Step By Step "How-to"

    Wanted an upgrade on my 2000 XLT V8 to increase towing capacity. This weekend I installed an AAL kit from http://www.customsuspension.com AKA Carrier Springs LTD. Kit incluced the springs, the centering pin/bolt and new U-Bolts and hardware. The write-up was helpful but I did several things...
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    Trailering Mods

    That's the information I needed. Thanks!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
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    Trailering Mods

    Can anyone please help me with the 2" springs SkanlaxJMO mentioned??? I would really like to source these.
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    Trailering Mods

    I'm very interested in this. Can you give me some additional information? Mfr? P/N? Source?
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    Trailering Mods

    I have a 2000 V8 XLT with 140k miles. Bought new, and still love the truck!! I have a drag car and trailer I'm towing behind it now. Have Ranchero shocks F/R and Spring Helpers on the back half of the rear leafs. The car and trailer weigh about 5000 lbs. The truck pulls the trailer/car very well...
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    Almost had disaster towing. Advice Please!

    If you haven't noticed, I'm a Blue Oval kind of guy. I would go with a Powerstroke. Towed this same car/trailer behind a Powerstroke to Atlanta and back for a magazine thing and it was cruise control all the way. I just pull my measley 10.90/125mph daily driver to the track on rare...
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    Almost had disaster towing. Advice Please!

    That is also good information. I was already trying to keep the hitch loading down and I know it will be close on a class 3 hitch. I'll keep all that in mind too. Thanks!
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    Almost had disaster towing. Advice Please!

    Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to help me with this! As soon as the near-death experience memory fades, I'll look into getting this done.
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    Almost had disaster towing. Advice Please!

    Any good online sources for that hardware? I have access to a lift and anything else tool-wise I'll need to install them. Would replacing the leafs entirely be better than the add-on units? I can tell you almost anything you want to know about an SN-95 Modular Motor Mustang, but I'm totally...
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    Almost had disaster towing. Advice Please!

    So what your saying is, the truck suspension needs to be set-up to allow more weight to be placed on the hitch to stablize things. That makes sense to me. As far as the trailer design, there is still room to move the car forward but I didn't want to do that because it would sag the rear more...
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    Almost had disaster towing. Advice Please!

    Pictures worth a thousand words...
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    Almost had disaster towing. Advice Please!

    I felt like I was in MORE danger driving @ 60 from semis closing on me from behind at 80!! :eek: This is a full fledged dual-axle car trailer and is actually longer than most trailers of this type I've used. My racer friend uses this to transport his Mustang behind his F-150 almost every...
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    Almost had disaster towing. Advice Please!

    That post was so long, I didn't give all the aftermath details. We actually tried moving the car further forward on the trailer to stabalize it more. It actually helped some, but I could tell it didn't fix the problem just by the way it felt. It was still dangerous. I could also tell, at that...
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    Almost had disaster towing. Advice Please!

    I have a 2000 Explorer, 4dr, 2wd, 5.0L, purchased with the the OEM trailer towing package and a class 3 hitch recently installed. The trunk has 117,000 miles. I am the original owner and it is in perfect condition but still has all the original suspension, drivetrain. I also have a 553rwhp 2001...
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