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Overheating during towing

Discussion in 'Towing' started by jroach321, May 30, 2008.

  1. May 30, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    jroach321

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    thanks for everything guys!
     
  2. May 30, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    Sounds like an oil cooler. Your tranny cooler is integrated into the radiator. You can see the tranny lines going into it near the bottom.
     
  3. May 30, 2008 at 9:14 PM
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    It just dawned on me that you said the boat was 4000 lbs. If you are going by the boat weight, that does not include fuel, trailer, or anything else in the boat. If this is the case, you could be well over 5000 lbs.
     
  4. May 30, 2008 at 9:23 PM
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  5. Jun 3, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    You could run an electric "pusher" fan on the front of the radiator. Turn it on/off manually before the hills.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2008 at 1:23 PM
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    This may be a stupid question, but how do you know the tranny got hot also???
     
  7. Jun 4, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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    You don't..... these trucks don't have any sort of tranny temp gauges.

    However - If these toyota trucks are anything like the Jeep Grand Cherokee we used to own..... if you have any problems with the tranny itself (based on data the computer is reading from it) - the system will go into LIMP mode and prevent the transmission from destroying itself.

    When I say LIMP Mode - I mean, it'll shift hard and/or strange - missing gears, etc. You might even get a CEL if it gets too bad.

    But again, just a guess.... I would hope they are setup like this to prevent damage.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    Limp mode would be nice. I wonder what do we have on our trucks to prevent the tranny from destroying itself????
     
  9. Jun 4, 2008 at 8:37 PM
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    The newer trucks with autos have a tranny temp light that will iluminate when the tranny starts to get hot. I cant remember at what temp it lights up.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2008 at 10:26 PM
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    Which reminds me.....<off topic> is Scangauge ever gonna come out with tranny temps?
     
  11. Jun 5, 2008 at 4:26 AM
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    I assumed the tranny was hot because i could not touch the metal part of the shifter.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2008 at 11:18 AM
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    When you say "newer", would that apply to my 06 also?
     
  13. Jun 5, 2008 at 4:19 PM
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    Yes. Not sure what year they started with the tranny dummy light, but 05's and up have it. :)
     
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