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Transmission Cooler Options

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by missingthenw2001, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Apr 11, 2007 at 5:12 AM
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    missingthenw2001

    missingthenw2001 [OP] New Member

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    Anyone has experience installing a transmisson cooler on an '01 4cyl Prerunner?


    -Aftermarket vs dealer parts
    -Possible brands/models to consider
    -Installation tips
    -Watchouts

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  2. Apr 11, 2007 at 5:39 PM
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    03coma

    03coma Well-Known Member

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    Hey Jeff, I put the TRD Trans Cooler in my 03 Taco, fit like a glove.
    The only thing I could see is you have to watch out for is that you connect the correct line to the trans return line. it cost me $190.00
    I also replaced the oem fan clutch (for towing package) $98.00
     
  3. Apr 12, 2007 at 7:09 PM
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    backwoodking

    backwoodking Well-Known Member

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    Deck Plate, Hitch, Cut Turn-Down Exhaust, Tint, Clear Corners, Shell, Full Size bed in the pickup, Hopefully More Soon
    I installed a tranny cooler on my 2000 3.4L and it was not that difficult. It was a tight squeeze because I didnt take off the condenser or the radiator, just the grill. I got an aftermarket cooler on ebay that is pretty much universal, but I installed it with the hoses pointing towards the ground which helps for the attachment of the hoses, but Im not sure if that is the correct angle. I got a little scare too because I tested to see which way the fluid ran so I could connect the right hoses and i got a little in my radiator and it blew all over my engine for a week. I thought I had broke the stock tranny cooler in my radiator. The fluid is very viscous so try not to get it everywhere like me. hope this helps a little
     
  4. Apr 21, 2007 at 1:08 PM
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    missingthenw2001

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    Thanks to everyone for your advice. Working on installing the cooler today, right after I install the receiver hitch, which is proving to be a bear!

    Jeff
     
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