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transmission cooler install ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by El Taco, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Jul 9, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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    El Taco

    El Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've already installed the tranny cooler. It currently runs...tranny--aux cooler--stock cooler--back to tranny. Question is...

    Should I install the cooler before the radiator or after the radiator?

    My main concern is the winter months here in Minnesota, not to "overcool" the transmission. thanks.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    Janster

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    Is there room behind the radiator and still get air flow? (I'm thinking about the fan, etc)

    The stock tacomas (with tranny coolers) - the cooler is installed infront of the radiator.

    I'd put it in front of the radiator (to the side). If you're worried about the cold winters, why not install a bypass?
     
  3. Jul 17, 2009 at 6:46 AM
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    opc167

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    I've only opened up the air box for more air intake. No mods.
    Is there a trans cooler in front of the stock 1996 3.4? What do I do about the trans cooler if I guy a turbo kit? It looks like the kits come with a different radiator and includes a fan.

    thanks
     
  4. Jul 17, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    The only way you'd have a factory / stock transmission cooler would be if your Taco had an automatic and the factory Towing Package.
     
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