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Transmission cooler??????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Littlebro 5, May 19, 2011.

  1. May 19, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    Littlebro 5

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    I am looking to get a good but cheap transmission cooler for my 3.4 5 speed sr5 no TRD stock 4:10 gearing . I will be pulling a ski boat, gear, gas and wood. My truck pulls all of that grate but I would like to stay cool wal towing. What do you have or would say is a good transmission cooler. Oh and how do I know if my truck has the towing pack. Thanks
     
  2. May 20, 2011 at 3:10 AM
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    I'm not even sure that a 5 speed is capable of adding a cooler, automatics u can.open ur hood and look at the fan clutch shaft if it has the color green on it it is has the tow package if its orange u do not.
     
  3. May 20, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    tranny coolers are only for autos. ..that's one of the few advantages a manual has over an auto. ...it just doesn't overheat.
     
  4. May 20, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    Ok cool thanks guys.
     
  5. May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    Ummmm well if you have a horrible driver behind the wheel you can overheat the clutch. In the end though this thread is about autos so manual talk is pointless here. Great job.:thumbsup:

    OP, try Summit for oil coolers.
     
  6. May 20, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    Ok thanks. I will do a oil cooler
     
  7. May 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    What do I get with the towing pack
     
  8. May 20, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    By oil cooler I meant the tranny cooler.

    I'm not sure what comes with the 1st gen tow packages but for the 2nd gen you get a higher amp alternator, class 4 hitch, 7 pin trailer connector, trailer brake harness, tranny oil cooler for the autos and an engine oil cooler.
     
  9. May 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    I have the towing pack so I will be all good.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    Doin a lil research on my "new" truck, and discovered that I do have the factory tow package :) (green shaft) but i didn't see an additional transmition cooler.. did it come with one from the factory? thanks
     
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    I thought the 3.4L came with an integrated oil cooler :notsure:.

    I think the tow package was just a hitch attached to the frame vice the bumper. As far as transmission cooler, the 1st gen never provided one (look at my thread HERE and you can find a write up on a Transmission cooler HERE). Again, it is only for Automatic transmissions, not manuals.
     
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    you dont need a trans cooler with a manual.

    as for what the tow package gets (besides the obvious) the only thing that I remember is that the fan clutch stays engaged for longer.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    I'll extend that "great job" to your reading skills... :thumbsup:

    What's been said so far is true. There just isn't any risk of overheating gear oil in your 5 speed like there is with the ATF in the auto
     
  15. Aug 11, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    Mine's automatic, so I need one (this was the most recent thread on the subject so I resurrected it)

    ... integrated. I guess thats the answer I was looking for.. thanks
     
  16. Aug 11, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    ^ Thats just the engine oil, not the transmission oil (the 3.4L came an engine oil cooler - not sure how effective it is).

    For a transmission cooler, you need an aftermarket one. Refer to my link above for a write up/how to :).
     
  17. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    O ic. I guess if I start towing regularly I'l look into that. Thanks
     
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