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Old 02-15-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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Alrite, i was lookin at those coolers, whats good and not?? do they have one for our cars??? has any one got one??? where from?!?! whats the best deal and stuff to get?
i dont want another tranny problem!! had one on my 96 cougar!! 2000bucks!!
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This is a debated topic on the forum. Some suggest you need one, some don't.

Personally for 00+, unless your driving up a lot of hills or towing stuff, it'* my opinion you dont need one. It just introduces another few points of failure for leakage and trust me youd rather run a little warm then low on fluid.
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thats good enough for me!! im glad you came on when you did!!! thanks!! its acutally the answer i wanted to hear, more $$ to save now!! no hills here in my part of FL... trash hills.. btu i dont drive on those...so im in luck nor to i tow.. i would never tow anything with a car...only trucks!! to much stress on the tranny
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alrite kewl, thanks for your help!!! i love this site!
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The trans fluid temp is controlled by the coolant temp. Putting a cooler T-stat in will also lower the temp in the trans fluid.
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alrite kewl!! thats my plans for this comin weekend!! got the tstat and gasket for it!! thats in the trunk rite? j/k
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Well, it'* a good thing I read this when I did. It'* a beautiful day outside right now and I just came inside from washing my bonnie up all nice.

I was about to run down to either Autozone or Advanced and pick up a tranny cooler for it...but first I thought I'd read through my e-mails and browse the boards a bit while my pant legs dry off...lol

I have a tranny cooler on my truck ('97 Ram 4x4) and ALWAYS ran one on my old '94 Intrepid. But those damn Intrepids are known for their HORRIBLE transmission designs and an aux cooler makes them last A LOT longer than without one!

Anyway, thanks for the heads up and I'll maybe picking up a 180* tstat instead!
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Problem with oil coolers is the oil line to the cooler......if it breaks or it gets cut your oil will be gone and so will your tranny. Why risk it. just my .02
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... The older 87-91 THM440-T4'* and 4T60'* are in dire need of a cooler... I have seen way too many of these fail due to severe overheating... :
Well, for now I'll just "drop the pan" once a year and replace the fluid and filter. It should last a few more years, right? :wink2:
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