A number of Fords can be flat-towed. Flat towing a Lincoln product

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Asked by Oct 15, 2015 at 05:02 PM about the Lincoln MKC

Question type: Car Customization

A number of Ford products can be flat-towed (all wheels on the ground).  In that Lincoln uses the same engines and transmissions, I would think they can also be towed.  However, can't get a straight answer. Does anyone know if what Lincoln products, if any, can be towed?

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What Lincoln?

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Four-Wheel-Down Availability MKZ Hybrid MKZ 3.7L (FWD/AWD) MKS 3.7L/3.5L EcoBoost® (FWD/AWD) MKT 3.7L (FWD/AWD) MKT 3.5L EcoBoost® (AWD) MKX 3.7L (FWD/AWD) No Navigator or MKC

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It is not advisable to tow any lincoln,due to the complex trannys in them,yes sure people do it,but latter on have tranny issues,the best way to tow a lincoln is up on a trailer.

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What I posted is directly from the Ford/Lincoln towing guide.

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I agree WWford,but they love to fix the high dollar trannys,and of course they would tell you it is towable,it,s called making money.

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Newer Lincoln vehicles come with a 6yr/70k powertrain warranty that is NOT voided by flat towing if the vehicle is capable/follow owners manual.

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Further research, both Ford and Lincoln have the same engine/tranny arrangement. Units have been successfully towed without general incident. Problems occur when units are run for extended periods (>8 hers) without periodically stopping to run the engine and cycle transmission fluid. Also issues with putting the front wheels of a AWD on a dolly and leaving the rear wheels on the ground.

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All this info is good Broncolane,and WWford, but in my oppion,why ask for unseen trouble,load it on a trailer and you want have and issue with them.

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We flat towed an Explorer for several years and never had any issues. When we bought it the dealer installed a “neutral tow device” that was created by Ford just for that. It didn’t affect the warranty and we sold it with almost 230,000 miles on it.

I have towed explorers around since 2005 never a problem 4 on the floor, easy book up blue ox system. 5minuts or less ready to tow. Going to upgrade to lincoln1

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