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Transmission cooler and elcetric fan???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by evil_gandhi, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    evil_gandhi

    evil_gandhi [OP] Member

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    Has anybody installed a transmission cooler on a 1st gen 4x4??? Any recomendations? anybody have experience with electric fans?

    From what I have read the a340e seems to be a good auto tranny, but while pulling a trailer throught the Sierras it did puke a little fluid when I stopped and turned the truck off.

    Also I could smell some burnt fluid the last time I went hunting (4lo all day + same fluid as when puking in the Sierras) but I have since change the fluid, filter and I added Lucas Oils tranny additive.

    I am thinking that a quality trans cooler and an electric fan will help prevent this in the future.

    Any advice or shared experiences would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2009 at 11:19 PM
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    zidaro

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    really easy to mount a trans cooler on the front of you rad. and use passive crossflow to cool. I have elec. rad. fan, no exp. with oil fans. Im sure they help at slow speeds.
    Sorry if that was little help. I think you are on the right track if tranny is puking under loads.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    EnolaGaia

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    As zidaro mentioned, adding a transmission cooler is pretty straightforward. Hayden coolers have a good reputation (they sourced the OEM coolers Toyota used with the pre-2005 factory towing package).
     
  4. Dec 14, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    evil_gandhi

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    Bilstein 5100's all the way around, fronts @2.5" (highest) setting. Rear leaf springs from a '91 pickup (1.5" lift). Firestone airbag spring helpers. Doug Thorley ceramic coated Tri-Y header. K&N air filter. Tubular steel front bumper.Much more planned!!!
    Thanks for the info guys. I will post pics when I complete the project
     
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