What size transmission cooler do I need?
You should get the biggest heavy duty transmission cooler that can fit on your car! The larger the cooler, the better it will be at lowering fluid temperature. The plate and fin and the stacked plate coolers offer a larger surface area to cool transmission fluid faster and better, which is why they are so popular.
Is a transmission cooler necessary?
For every 20F degree drop in transmission fluid temperature, you can expect to extend the fluid and equipment life, thereby extending the life of the vehicle. That’s why it is very important to have a quality transmission cooler, and more importantly, to have it professionally installed.
What is the most efficient transmission cooler?
Our top pick is the B&M SuperCooler automatic transmission cooler. The stacked plate design means that you’ll get the most efficient level of cooling possible. Also, the aluminum alloy composition is designed to resist corrosion and stand the test of time.
Can you put a fan on a transmission cooler?
Consider installing a transmission cooler with integrated electric fan (such as Flex-a-lite part #4190) to move this heat source somewhere other than in front of the radiator.
Can you tow without a transmission cooler?
If you are towing 3500 pounds or under, you’ll be fine without the tranny cooler.
Is an aftermarket transmission cooler worth it?
As long as it is properly installed, a transmission cooler will not affect a factory transmission. It is a flow-through device and does not affect any internal components of the transmission. A transmission cooler will just help to prolong the life of the transmission by keeping the fluid cooler.
How much does it cost to install transmission cooler?
As a DIY project, you’ll pay between $30 and $60 for the oil cooler and spend 1 1/2 to 2 hours on installation. You can have a local transmission shop install a transmission oil cooler in your vehicle. Expect to pay between $150 and $250 for the job.
What happens if transmission overheats?
A transmission that frequently overheats can cause fluid to leak from the transmission, so if you are constantly replacing the fluid, it’s a good indication of a leak. A slipping transmission is also an indication of low, dirty, or burnt transmission fluid. You also need to be aware of the check engine light.
Can you run 2 transmission coolers?
Not many pros. In series is fine. One in front of the other will be a not be much more effective than just one. One reason is the air that goes thru the front cooler gets heated up and is less effective as it goes thru the rear.
Should transmission cooler be before or after radiator?
Expert Reply: The biggest reason that transmission cooler manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers want transmission coolers installed after the factory cooler rather than before it is because the transmission cooler in the radiator is surrounded by the coolant in the radiator.
Do transmission coolers work?
These types of coolers have been around as long as the automatic transmission and for the most part do an effective job of keeping the transmission going for many thousands of miles. The in-the-tank coolers not only perform the job of cooling the fluid, but warm the fluid in extremely cold environments as well.