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Adding a fan to the stock Transmission cooler?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by soggyBottom, Jun 18, 2023.

  1. Jun 18, 2023 at 12:45 PM
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    soggyBottom

    soggyBottom [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Long story short, I'm considering placing a shroud and fan on my stock trans cooler. For those that tow with your 3rd gen regularly, what are your thoughts on this vs replacing the trans cooler?

    In my case, I live at about 7000ft so air density is about 75% what it is at sea level. On top of that, the last half mile to my house is very steep. There are a couple sections that when weighed down are too much to hold 2nd gear. I've never had a warning light on but I still worry a bit since I'm going slow and not getting good air flow.

    I found a 6" fan and shroud on Amazon for $23 with fantastic reviews. A thermostat and relay is another $54. This route will need a custom shroud made.

    Fekuar 6 Inch Slim 650CFM Radiator Cooling Fans Universal Slim Pull Push 12V 80W Direct Replacement Electric Fan with Mount Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087TF2N2S
     
  2. Aug 3, 2023 at 5:25 AM
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    Ed_Force_1

    Ed_Force_1 Up the Irons!

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    Did you try this out? If you did, does it work well?
     
  3. Aug 10, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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    ARB1977

    ARB1977 It’s a beaut Clark

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    I’d monitor the trans temp before worrying if you need a fan or not. Get a bigger cooler if need be.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2023 at 1:08 PM
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    Brian422

    Brian422 I fell into the pit that is TW

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    I put a fan om my cooler and it does nothing TBH. You'd need one with some serious airflow to do any kind of real cooling.
     
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