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Transmission Cooler?

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by Mike621, December 17, 2004.

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  1. Mike621

    Mike621 Active Member

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    I tow cars regularly with my Ford Explorer, and I know that the 91-94's (mines a 94 XLT) are notorious for transmission trouble. Should I add on a transmission cooler to extend the life of my transmission? Just curious.

    --Mike
     
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    jimbo74 Elite Exploder Elite Explorer

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    yes.. also i would invest on more frequent intervals of tranny flushes and filter changes as well as only towing in drive, dont use the od when towing
     
  4. Glacier991

    Glacier991 EF Tranny Guru Moderator Emeritus

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    Excellent advice.
     
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    MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    a remote filter is a nice add on too.
     
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    I just found a wrecked '94 with a factory tranny cooler (for install on my '96). If you're into visiting junk yards, you might find a wreck with the factory cooler and lines. Then, it's just a simple R&R (remove and replace). You might want to consider a remote filter and tranny temp gauge, too.
     
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    By all means add a tranny cooler and as was mentioned above, a remote filter is a nice touch as well as a tranny temp gauge. Another good practice would be to flush the tranny and then switch to synthetic ATF.

    Good luck.
     






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