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Motor runs great unless I pull my horse trailer then runs hot

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Not sure what vehicle you're towing with, but the basics are under heavy load the fan clutch should engage and dis-engage automatically, test with engine off grab fan and move back and forth (bearing play) then spin fan, does it spin easily or does it have resistance. Start engine and warm up. Turn off let sit 5 minutes then retest ifmresistance is gone or theres play, replace fan clutch

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Get a transmission cooler, as well as additive for the radiator fluid. Water wetter, royal purple, etc.

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My toyota lost power going up a hill. At the time I was towing a double horse float with two large horses on board. The engine light- malfunction indicator lamp came on as well as the four wheel dri

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Check the user manual for trailer weight limitations. If the vehicle is not equipped with a heavy duty trailer package the transmission may also have overheated during the grade.

The car was likely behaving normally in that any Land Cruiser (equipped as yours) that was connected would have that same result because the load was above the design limits.

Caution in overloading because permanent damage to the drive train engine can occur.

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Do i use overdrive when i pull my horse trailer

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I have a 2009 silverado 4x4 that when hooked to my horse trailer the running lights work but the brake lights do not?

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Hi Charlie

Six wire plugs:

Horse, stock or utility trailers:
White = Ground - GD
Yellow = Left turn/Brake -LT
Green = Right turn Brake -RT
Brown = Tail and clearance lights - TM
Red or Black (not both) = Battery, aux power - A
Blue = Electric Brakes - S

Ground should be 10ga.
Others 14 ga

Best regards

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short bursts of added power can be added by a propane injection system there's a bunch of mfg's of these just google it and you'll see

these are the lowest cost things i know of

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these add 20 to 100 hp and can cost 1200 to 4500 bucks depending on what kit you want

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ck your local laws about mod pipes on trucks there not legal everywhere

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Is my truck 1/2 ton or 3/4?

Hi Kimberly. I have the same model. The F-250 is a 3/4 ton truck, and more than capable of pulling your horse trailer safely.

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