bing tracking image

Filter Questions and Answers:

reset filter
Transmission Coolers
Transmission Coolers
 

Expert Answers about Transmission Coolers


  • Parts Needed to Safely Tow a Pop Up Camper with a 2016 Kia Sedona
  • 1. Normally I'd say that your 2016 Kia Sedona would be just fine as long as the pop up has brakes, but since your towing capacity without brakes is only 1,000 lbs it would be a good idea to install one. As far as the warranty is concerned you are protected by the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Increasing Towing Capacity
  • I would recommend going by your owners manual. If you have the ATF cooler installed, you can haul the 4,000lb trailer. Make sure that your hitch can withstand that load if you do not have the OEM hitch that came with the truck.
    view full answer...

  • Choosing a Transmission Cooler for a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • If you were going to ask for a transmission cooler recommendation for a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee then I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13502 which is going to be the perfect size. The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler part # FLX400117 is a good option as well but I prefer Derale to Flex-a-lite. In regards to the class rating, I would not get too caught up in this as it is really just a made up guide we use to try and help consumers choose...
    view full answer...

  • What Additional Parts Are Needed to Install Derale Transmission Cooler on 2011 Ford F-150
  • You are correct! The Derale # D13504 is a confirmed fit on your 2011 Ford F-150 with the 5.0L engine and you will need to use the # D13025 fitting to complete the installation, but that's the only additional part you need.
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • We don't offer the OEM Honda part, but we do offer aftermarket alternatives that would work perfectly. There's absolutely no reason why an aftermarket cooler wouldn't work just as well as the OEM unit. I'd recommend the Derale # D13503 transmission cooler, which installs as shown in the linked install video. Although a portion of the front of the vehicle needs to be partially dismantled to access the mounting location, the installation itself isn't too difficult, as you can see n the...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch, 7-Way Wiring, Brake Controller & Transmission Cooler For 2001 Toyota Tacoma
  • We can absolutely get you set up with everything you need to tow with your 2001 Toyota Tacoma. I'll go ahead and list out everything you will need so you can hit the road and do some towing. - Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75078 - T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118379 - Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7 - Draw-Tite I-Command Trailer Brake Controller # 5535 - Brake Control Harness # 20127 -...
    view full answer...

  • Should I Install a Transmission Cooler On a 2020 Chevy Traverse Without Tow Package
  • In regards to towing, it's never a bad idea to add an additional transmission cooler. The factory tow package on most vehicles like a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse comes with a larger or additional transmission cooler so if you don't have the factory tow package and are still looking to tow a trailer then it would be a good idea to add one. I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13503 along with the Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting part # D13035. In...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Compatible With The 5.3L V8 In My 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • We do carry a variety of Derale Transmission Coolers for your 2007 Chevy Tahoe. If you are looking for a class I Plate-Fin cooler, here it is # D13611. If you need a class II get the Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Cooler # D12906. There is a class III Plate-Fin available too, part # D13503 and also a class IV Tube-Fin # D12904. The difference between the Plate-Fin and Tube-Fin style is that the plate and fin models can cool better than the tube and fin models. Also, the higher the Class...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission/Oil Cooler Recommendation for 2012 GMC Yukon XL
  • I'd recommend a combination transmission/oil cooler like the Derale # D15902. The cooler would mount just behind the grille in front of the radiator. The transmission circuit would tap into the return line from the radiator to the transmission, and the oil circuit would tap in via a sandwich adapter that installs between the oil filter and the filter landing on the engine. The kit includes the cooler, the hoses, the fittings and the sandwich adapter. Also recommended is the # D13035 fitting...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2015 Ford F-150 With 5.0L V8 Engine
  • A transmission cooler is one of the best things you can do for your 2015 Ford F-150 because towing is a stressor and additional cooling keep temperatures down, prolonging the lifespan of your transmission. For your truck the kit you mentioned is exactly what I'd recommend, the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13504. This is a plate-and-fin cooler, which means it uses smaller plates that cover more area than other coolers in order to agitate transmission fluid. Because...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2WD
  • I would be happy to recommend a transmission cooler for your 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2WD. If your Tahoe has the 4.8L V8 I recommend the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/ NPT Inlets - Class V - Extra Efficient # D13614, or if you have the 5.3L V8 I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class IV - Efficient # D13504 instead. For either of these options you will need the Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting for GM...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler for 2018 Ford F150 SuperCrew XLT - 4wd 5.0L V8 Without Factory Tow Package
  • Most aftermarket transmission coolers we carry are going to fit a wide variety of vehicles, and for someone who is mechanically inclined they're a relatively easy installation. For maximum cooling, bigger is always better and plate fin coolers do a better job of dispersing heat than a tube fin cooler. For those reasons I recommend going with the Derale # D13504 which is an 11" wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep plate fin cooler. This is a standard mount cooler that can be mounted in 3 different...
    view full answer...

  • Recommend Transmission Cooler for a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with 6.0 Vortec Gas Engine
  • The Derale Series 8000 Series Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 would be a fine choice for your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with the 6.0 Vortec Gas Engine. The 8000 Series would have plenty of cooling power for your needs and they are rather slim so you won't have much issue finding space to mount it nor would it affect the cooling power of your radiator. The Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting part # D13035 will also be needed for installation.
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler and Complete Towing Setup for a 2017 Ford Explorer
  • I would be happy to help you find all the components you need to tow with your 2017 Ford Explorer. For a transmission color that will work with your 3.5L V6 engine you're going to want the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets item # D13501. The 11" Wide x 5-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep, efficient heat exchanger will prolong the life of your transmission and improve its overall performance. This includes the complete mounting kit need for install, OEM spec hose with...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD With 6.0 Vortec Gas Engine
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13504 could be added to a vehicle that does not have a transmission cooler or be used along with the factory transmission cooler for extra cooling. This will work well with your original factory cooler in your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD to upgrade your cooling capacity. Typically the line running out from the factory cooler runs to the # D13504, and then the return line from the Derale will run back to your transmission. The...
    view full answer...

  • Does Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler Require Draining Fluid
  • Good question but no, you do not need to drain your transmission fluid when installing the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503. The hole doesn't need to be plugged with a rag either - like you, I'm not 100 percent sure how that would work. You do have the right idea - basically work quickly, a drip pan isn't a bad idea, and do as much planning beforehand in regards to where the hoses are going to run, cutting them the right length, etc. You'll need to add...
    view full answer...

  • Oil/Transmission Cooler Installation in GMC Yukon XL
  • In the two Derale combination oil/transmission fluid cooler kits # D15902 and # D15903 the actual cooler core part is the same, measuring 17" wide x 12-1/2" tall x 3/4" deep, but the difference between the kits is that part # D15903 is a GM-specific kit while the other is a universal kit with more parts to allow it to work in more applications. These extra component parts are the reason for the higher cost. For your Yukon you will use # D15903 along with Snap-In Radiator Adapter # D13035. I...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler and Transmission/Oil Cooler For 2019 Ford F-150
  • A transmission cooler will really be all that you need, particularly for a newer truck like your 2019 Ford F-150, but I'll go ahead and give you the options for a combo cooler as well as one with a fan: - Derale Electra-Cool Combo Engine and Transmission Cooler Assembly w/ Fan # D15200 - Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler # D15200 However, unless you are in serious heat nearly constantly, or there is otherwise some type of issue, a transmission cooler will more...
    view full answer...

  • Comparing Flex-A-Lite And Derale Transmission Coolers For A 2016 Honda Pilot
  • When comparing the Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX400117 to the similar Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler # D13502, there are very few differences between them. Both have an aluminum construction, include all hardware needed, and are Plate-Fin style coolers. This is where the main difference is though. The Derale # D13502 will have 14 rows and the Flex-A-Lite # FLX400117 will have 17 rows. The only other main difference between them is that Derale uses a thermal paint coating...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Parts for 2004 Ford E250 5.4 V8 Towing Trailer
  • You have the basics covered with the brake controller and tow mirrors but I would also recommend a transmission cooler like part # D13503 with the adapter part # D13024 and # D13014. This is going to do a great job prolonging the life of your transmission as heat is the number one killer of them and towing creates quite a bit of heat. Then to install the Redarc Tow Pro Elite part # RED44FR you'd just need the install harness part # RED87FR and for tow mirrors the custom install set #...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Oil Cooler For a 2017 Ford F-150 Pulling A Travel Trailer Camper
  • I highly recommend an auxiliary oil cooler for vehicles that will frequently tow, especially during the hot summer months. The cooler will extend the life of your transmission and allow it to run at its peak performance. If the transmission overheats it will begin to slip and damaged the clutches and plates inside the transmission leading to expensive repairs. For your 2017 Ford F-150 I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13502. This will work with...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler for 2015 Jeep Patriot with 2.0 Engine
  • We have the Derale transmission cooler part # D13503 which is a very efficient style and larger size so it would work great at lowering your transmission fluid temperatures.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Highly Efficient Transmission Cooler for 2005 GMC Sierra
  • For your 2005 GMC Sierra the most efficient cooler for your 6.0L is the Derale Series 7000 Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/ Hose Barb Inlets - Class IV - Standard # D13105. This will install using the Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting for GM # D13035 and will not replace your factory tranny cooler but will be used in addition to it.
    view full answer...

  • Installing Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler In 2007 Chevrolet Suburban
  • The Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler # D13503 will work perfectly on your 2007 Cehvrolet Suburban. You will not need the Derale Single-Hose Transmission Cooler Installation Kit # D13006 unless you do not have a stand-alone transmission cooler and instead have the standard transmission cooler that is in your radiator. We installed this cooler in a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban and only needed the Derale Universal Bendable Metal Mount Kit # D13002 and one Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter...
    view full answer...

  • What Parts Are Included With The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX400117?
  • Yes, the Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX400117 does include the 3/8" hose and clamps that you see in the picture. Product Contents: 1-17 Row Plate Cooler 1-Section of 3/8" Transmission Hose 4-Hose Clamps 2-Threaded 3/8" Barbed Fittings 4-Foam Pads 4-Plate Cooler Anchors
    view full answer...

  • Best Transmission Cooler for a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country
  • The best transmission cooler we have for your 2014 Chrysler Town and Country with the 3.6L v6 engine is the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13503. This cooler will be the perfect size for your Town and Country and will come with everything needed for installation. The cooler transmission fluid temperatures are going to do wonders to not only improve the performance of your transmission while under load but also increase its longevity. The number one killer of...
    view full answer...

  • Will Towing Affect Transmission On 2012 Audi A7
  • If you are towing within the confines of the vehicle manufacturer, there should not be many adverse affects on wear or breakdown. That said, the main factor to transmission breakdown and wear is increased temperature so if you wanted to be sure to extend the life as much as possible you could add a transmission cooler. This is a pretty popular add-on for towing. I recommend the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13613.
    view full answer...

  • Remote Transmission Cooler with Fan for a 1998 GMC Cargo Van
  • I have a solution for you. I recommend the Derale Electra-Cool Remote Cooler item # D13700. This remote cooler mounts anywhere with aluminum mounting brackets. Cools fluid effectively with large-capacity, 16-pass, tube-fin heat-exchanger core. This is also a complete cooler assembly which includes, aluminum AN fittings and hose-barb adapters. You would need to run the remote switch through the transmission hub of your GMC Cargo Van and mount it wherever you wanted.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Transmission coolers are universal in fit so the largest one you have space available for is best. I recommend the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13613 as an excellent extra efficient option which only requires 11" wide x 8-7/8" tall x 1-1/4" deep of space. It comes with everything needed for installation.
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2019 Ram 3500 with 6.7L Diesel Engine
  • The best transmission cooler for your 2019 Ram 3500 with a 6.7L Diesel Engine is the Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler # D13504 because it is the most efficient cooler available for your Ram 3500. This transmission cooler is a plate-and-fin cooler, which means it uses smaller plates that cover more area than other coolers in order to agitate transmission fluid. Because you cannot overcool fluids, the rule of thumb with transmission coolers is you want the largest one that will fit,...
    view full answer...

  • Does Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX400117 Come with All Components Needed to Install
  • The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX400117 does come with everything needed to install. No other components would be needed.
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation For 2017 Kia Sorento
  • The transmission cooler I recommend for your 2017 Kia Sorento, due to its efficiency, is an 8000 Series from Derale: - Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13501 This is a plate-and-fin cooler, which means it uses smaller plates that cover more area than other coolers in order to agitate transmission fluid. Because you cannot over-cool fluids, the rule of thumb with transmission coolers is that size matters so the large 11" wide x 5-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep Series...
    view full answer...

  • How Much Fluid to Add to Vehicle After Install of Transmission Cooler
  • It's hard to give an exact amount of fluid you'd have to replace when installing the Derale transmission cooler part # D13503. Reason being there's typically some loss from having the transmission line disconnected and that makes it hard to account for the exact amount lost. I'd grab a quart or so and then once the install is complete check the level like the owners manual of the vehicle recommends and add as much as needed.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2018 Subaru Outback
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13501 is my recommendation for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon. It will do a great job of reducing the transmission fluid temperature when towing in any climate. It should be the perfect size for the available space in front of the radiator and behind the grille. I do not recommend any sort of thermostat bypass for this application.
    view full answer...

  • Installation of Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler on 2016 Honda Pilot
  • The location you install the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503 can be anywhere you can get it to fit. So if you find a better location that will increase the airflow it receives I suggest using it. The more airflow the better. To answer your first question last, it does not matter which fitting on the cooler is used as the inlet or the outlet. Whichever way works the easiest for your application is the correct way. I attached an install video you may...
    view full answer...

  • Can I Install a Transmission Cooler In Series with My Stock Cooler?
  • Yes, in fact the transmission coolers we sell are designed to be supplemental coolers, not direct factory replacements. We typically suggest installing our cooler downstream from the factory cooler. I attached a link to our transmission cooler selection for you to check out. If you can give me the year, make and model of your vehicle, I'd be happy to make some recommendations.
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Traverse
  • Transmission coolers are so universal in the way they install that we don't call out specific part numbers for vehicles. We've found that basically as long as you can fit the cooler in the area in front of the radiator you're fine. I'd go with the larger Derale # D13503 as it will do a really great job keeping your transmisssion fluid cool. It measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep and is the very efficient plate fin style of cooler.
    view full answer...

  • What is Meant by the Different Classes of Transmission Coolers
  • Transmission and oil coolers are given class designations since we are in the towing business and those who tow are used to seeing class designations on hitches, ball mounts, etc. The idea is to give a general idea of the cooler's capacity, so if your vehicle has a class III hitch then a class III cooler should be fine. However, since coolers are NOT vehicle-specific you can use as large a cooler as you have space to mount it. There are various types of coolers and they can be either...
    view full answer...

  • How To Determine What Transmission Cooler Class to Choose
  • The Class system used to differentiate transmission coolers is similar to the Class system associated with trailer hitch receivers. For example, a Class III trailer hitch is used for medium duty towing therefore, a Class III transmission cooler would suffice. However, when choosing a transmission cooler for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 it is always recommended to choose the largest cooler you have space for in front of the radiator behind the grill as this will provide the transmission...
    view full answer...

  • Will the Derale Transmission Cooler Kit # D13501 Fit on a 2002 Hyundai Sante Fe Towing 2,000 Pounds
  • The Derale Transmission Cooler Kit, # D13501, would be a great choice for the application you have described. The only gotchyas may be the transmission lines themselves. We do not have any reliable information on which fittings are used on Hyundai vehicles at this time. You should be able to use the insta-dapt fitting included with the cooler for installation. This part will install in the fitting coming out of the oem cooler in the radiator tank, and the return line from the new trans...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2005 Nissan Titan with 5.6 Liter Engine
  • A supplemental automatic transmission cooler is recommended for towing or even for normal driving. Since transmission fluid cannot be overcooled, adding a cooler is a simple way to help prolong the life of the transmission. I recommend the Derale cooler # D13503 for your 2005 Nissan Titan. It is the most popular cooler for your truck. The best place to put it is behind the grille, in front of the AC condenser and radiator. That is where it will work the best. I have included a link to...
    view full answer...

  • What do the Class Ratings Mean on the Transmission Cooler Pages
  • You can install a stack cooler in your vehicle. The Class ratings are there as a reference point to a hitch Class. For example if someone has a Class III hitch they can look at coolers, see a Class III and say, hey, I have a Class III hitch so this Class III cooler will be good for me. We tried to just make the choosing process easier by assigning a Class. Transmission coolers are not actually vehicle specific so you can use any one that will fit in the space you have available, included...
    view full answer...

  • Is Transmission Cooler Needed for 2017 Honda Odyssey EX Towing 1100-lb Tent Trailer
  • The online edition of the owner's manual for the 2017 Honda Odyssey lists towing capacities on page 401, and these naturally vary depending on the passenger and cargo weight load in the vehicle. The rating are based on the Odyssey having a supplemental transmission fluid cooler installed. The maximum tow rating of 3500-lbs presumes only 2 passengers are in the vehicle. Even with 7 occupants the Odyssey still can tow 1450-lbs so given that most 8-foot tent trailers do not sleep too many...
    view full answer...

  • 2019 Ram 3500 Dually 6.7 L Diesel Transmission and Oil Cooler Options
  • The stacked plate transmission cooler part # D54008 that you referenced is a fit for your 2019 Ram 3500 with a 6.7 liter Cummins diesel engine and would do an excellent job keeping your transmission fluid temps down. Since you are wanting an oil cooler as well another option is the Derale Combination cooler part # D15902 which is a combination oil and transmission fluid cooler that comes with correct thread size to fit your truck's oil filter.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Transmission Cooler for 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • Starting with the trailer hitch for your 2015 Honda Odyssey I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III # 75270 because of its robust capacities (4,500 pounds towing and 675 pounds of tongue weight) indicating a stronger unit along with its simple installation process that just requires lining up the hitch to existing holes in the Odyssey's frame. I have attached an installation video on the 2015 Odyssey that you can use for reference. Then for trailer wiring the Tekonsha T-One # 118521...
    view full answer...

  • Should a Transmission Cooler be Installed on a 2016 Honda Odyssey for Towing Just One Time
  • A transmission cooler is recommended equipment for towing with a 2016 Honda Odyssey. Given the weight of the trailer it may not be 100 percent necessary but a transmission cooler has benefits beyond just towing. Factory coolers are adequate at best so a transmission cooler will help keep the fluid cooler which in turn will help to get the most life out of your transmission even in daily driving situations. The most popular cooler for your Odyssey is # D13503. I have linked a video showing...
    view full answer...

  • Can An Auxiliary Transmission Cooler Be Installed On a 2020 Ford F-150 with10R80 Transmission
  • It is possible to install an auxiliary transmission cooler on a 2020 Ford F-150 with 10R80 Transmission. That said, the factory transmission cooler isn't where it normally would be, in front of the radiator. It's under the actual transmission so if you could find a way to splice into the lines here and run them to the front then you could install one like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler part # D13504.
    view full answer...

  • What Do Class Ratings for Transmission Coolers Mean
  • Transmission coolers like the Derale # D13503 that fits your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado with 4.8L V8 engine using adapter # D13035 are given a class rating to help customers select one. Because we are in the towing industry, our customers are used to seeing Class ratings on their trailer hitches, so this is an easy way to alert the customer as to which cooler is the most efficient for their towing needs. Therefore we use the Class rating to let customers know that if they have a Class II...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission and Power Steering Cooler for 2008 Honda Odyssey
  • Honda states in the owner's manual for your Odyssey that the vehicle should be equipped with a power steering and a transmission cooler before using it for towing. Whether you choose to follow that advice is entirely up to you, but opting for the coolers is some very inexpensive insurance that will protect the transmission and steering systems on your Odyssey. The Derale # D13502 would be an excellent choice for a transmission cooler. I've linked you to an install video showing a cooler...
    view full answer...

  • Which Transmission Cooler is Recommended for a 2005 Honda Pilot
  • Mounting a trans cooler in front of everything else, radiator and AC condenser, will yield the most cooling ability. The size of the heat exchanger is the factor that weighs most heavily on the cooling ability followed by location and construction/design. The best way to select a cooler is by considering the load you will be towing and the area you will be towing in. The cooler needed to aid in towing a single jet ski in a cool or moderate climate would not be nearly as big as the cooler...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2019 Nissan Frontier
  • If so equipped, the factory transmission cooler would either be a separate unit sitting in front of the existing radiator, right behind the grille or you might have a dual-core radiator that has two separate zones or cores, one for the transmission fluid and another for engine coolant. Historically, Nissan has used the dual-core type radiator, but I'm unsure of the later models like yours. You should be able to find the supply and return lines from the transmission, simply follow them to...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler For 2014 Honda CR-V AWD EX For Towing Trailer Across Country
  • A transmission cooler will definitely help to prolong the life of your transmission and decrease the wear on your 2014 Honda CR-V while towing the utility trailer. I recommend to use the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets part # D13502 which is a popular option because of it's flat plate and fin design that allows the fluid to cool faster. Transmission coolers lower the operating temperature of the oil by up to 60 degree which can double both the life of...
    view full answer...

  • Best Transmission Cooler for 2016 Honda Pilot
  • I can recommend the best transmission cooler for your 2016 Honda Pilot, but it's impossible to increase towing capacity on any vehicle with any added part. As for the your 2016 Honda Pilot, the best transmission cooler is the Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler # D13503. This is a plate-and-fin cooler, which means it uses smaller plates that cover more area than other coolers in order to agitate transmission fluid. Because you cannot over-cool fluids, the rule of thumb with transmission...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For A 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Generally speaking, the best transmission cooler to use would be the largest one you have available space for behind the grill and in front of the radiator. The largest available cooler we have as a confirmed fit for your 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is the Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D12902. This kit comes with everything needed for installation, including instructions which you can also find linked to this answer page. The winter season will not affect performance. This...
    view full answer...

  • What is the Difference Between Class IV and V Transmission Coolers
  • The higher the Class of transmission cooler the more efficient it is and the more cooling capabilities it has. Basically, the Class of a cooler is supposed to reflect the Class trailer hitch you have. So if you have a Class III hitch you would use a Class III cooler. But you can use any cooler that you want and going with the largest or most efficient cooler that will fit is actually recommended because transmission fluid cannot be over cooled. I have included a link to our help article...
    view full answer...

  • Differences Between Three Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Coolers
  • The three transmission coolers are basically the same cooler in different sizes. They're the same width (11 inches) and depth (7/8 inches) but they're different heights: # D13501 is 5-3/4 inches tall # D13502 is 7-1/4 inches tall # D13503 is 8-3/4 inches tall
    view full answer...

  • Bypassing Factory Transmission Cooler on a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer LT 4.2 I-6
  • It is possible to bypass the factory transmission cooler on your 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, but I would not recommend doing this with the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503. The cooler is a Class III cooler and as such, it's not quite big or efficient enough to function as a primary cooler. I contacted Derale and they recommend the Derale 9000 Series # D33604. This is a Class V transmission cooler which provides more effective cooling and measures 10-1/8" wide...
    view full answer...

  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1999 Honda CR-V
  • A transmission cooler like Derale # D12903 is intended for a vehicle that is doing the work of towing a trailer rather than for a vehicle that is being flat towed. Your 1999 Honda CR-V can be flat towed with all wheels on the ground whether it is has a 5-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission. The flat towing preparation procedure is slightly different for each type of transmission but in both cases you'll want to ensure the transmission fluid level is full and that you...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler for 2018 Ford F-150 with 5.0L V8 Engine and Sealed Transmission
  • In regards to transmission coolers, the best option for your 2018 Ford F-150 with a 5.0L V8 (or any vehicle for that matter) is you want the largest cooler that you can get to fit because you cannot over-cool fluids. So you are going to want to measure at the installation location on your truck (see accompanying diagram) and select the largest cooler that fits. Your options are: - Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13504: 11" wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep - Derale...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2020 Nissan Pathfinder
  • We organize our transmission coolers by class as a way to reflect roughly how heavy of towing they were intended for. I don't personally think it's the best way to organize them but I can understand the logic behind it. With all of that said I would recommend the Derale part # D13503 for your 2020 Nissan Pathfinder as it's a larger cooler in a more efficient style that would do a really great job keeping your transmission fluid temps down and therefore prolonging the life of the transmission.
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2016 Acura MDX
  • As long as the transmission on your 2016 Acura MDX has external lines that run to a factory cooler like what is often in the radiator of a vehicle you can install an aftermarket cooler. They are universal fit items though so you don't necessarily have to worry about your vehicle being in our transmission cooler fitguide. You just want to go with the biggest one that will fit the area in front of your radiator. A very popular option is the # D13503 which measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2008 Toyota Highlander
  • For your 2008 Toyota Highlander, I recommend looking at the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503. This cooler measures 11 inches wide, 8-3/4 inches tall and 7/8 inches deep. As long as this will fit between the grille and AC condenser core, this will be a great option for prolonging the life of your transmission and improving overall performance. This mounting location will provide the most airflow for maximum cooling ability. This system includes barb inlets...
    view full answer...

  • Comparing Different Types of Transmission Coolers for a 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The reason you do not see any cooling capacity figures for a transmission cooler is because there are just too many variables at hand to give any sort of accurate estimates. These variables have to do with ambient temperature, mounting location, etc. That said, there is a way to compare the coolers and that is by their construction; tube-and-fin (least efficient), plate-and-fin (moderately efficient), stacked-plate (most effective). The Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler...
    view full answer...

  • Installing Hoses on Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler
  • The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler - Plate and Fin - 17 Row - Barbed Fitting # FLX400117 has the 3/8 inch barbs. Since the hose doesn't fit as tight as you'd like, I recommend using the Derale High-Temperature Replacement Hose for Transmission Applications - 5' Long # D13016 which does have the 3/8 inch inner diameter. When installing the transmission cooler hoses, I recommend leaving the hose out in the sun for a little while to allow it to heat up a little and become more pliable....
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Aftermarket Transmission Cooler for 2003 Honda Odyssey Towing 3,000 Pounds
  • Since the load you will be towing is nearing the top of your 2003 Honda Odyssey's towing capacity, I recommend using the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503. This cooler measures 11 inches wide x 8-3/4 inches tall x 7/8 inches deep. This large surface area will offer plenty of cooling capabilities for the transmission fluid, and the plate-fin style cooler is more efficient than a tube and fin cooler. If you'd like or need a slightly smaller cooler, the Derale...
    view full answer...

  • Do I Need to add Transmission Fluid after Installing a Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Cooler
  • Thank you for the feedback as we strive to provide above and beyond customer service. The amount of transmission fluid needed, if any, after installing the Derale transmission cooler # D13503 will vary vehicle to vehicle because not all installations are the same. Once you complete the install, start the engine and put in gear for a few seconds, then return to park and check for any leaks. Check the fluid level with engine still running and add fluid as needed. The overall dimensions...
    view full answer...

  • Is Derale Transmission Cooler a Good Option for 2020 Toyota 4Runner
  • The Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit # D13960 would be an outstanding choice to add to your 2020 Toyota 4Runner with a 4.0L V6 engine. The reason is because it's a stacked-plate cooler, which means it gives you the most surface area with which to cool fluids. As for mounting, there isn't a recommended or suggested spot on specific vehicles for these types of coolers. They are designed in order to fit in any location where there is space, and an experienced installer will...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2008 Honda Pilot
  • The main differences between the available transmission coolers is the style of the coolers and the size. There are style that are more efficient that others, and obviously the bigger the cooler the more efficient it is as well. The tube-and-fin style has a tube that carries the transmission fluid through the cooler. It is also distinguished by its turbulators, which agitate the fluid to get more of it to contact the aluminum in the tube. Aluminum fins are attached to the outside of...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2013 Honda Pilot
  • When mounting a transmission cooler you want to install it in a location that will provide it with the max air flow as possible. Typically in front of the radiator is the best as that's where the vehicle was designed to provide the most air flow. Even being near the radiator the air moving as quick as it does through the fins would prevent heat build up. Plus you have the fan pulling the air through the cooler when at slower speeds. That being said you still can mount it away from the...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2017 Ford Explorer
  • A transmission cooler is a great idea for a vehicle that is going to be doing some towing like your 2017 Ford Explorer. The most popular option we have is the Derale cooler part # D13503 which would work well in your vehicle. It measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. With a transmission cooler you want to go with the largest one that will fit the available space in front of the radiator.
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler for 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • Yes. There are several transmission coolers available for your 2012 Chevy Equinox. I recommend the Derale # D13502 which is a plate fin cooler that won't require any additional hardware or hose adapters to work in your Equinox. The plate fins help disperse heat better than a traditional tube fin cooler and this cooler is specifically designed for Chevrolet Equinoxs with late-model, electronic overdrive transmissions. For the best cooling efficiency, you'll want to mount this in front of...
    view full answer...

  • Best Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2012 Chevy Suburban
  • One really efficient and larger transmission cooler would be all that you'd need. In theory, the more the better but in reality one really good one would be all that you'd need. The Derale Hyper Cool part # D13960 is a stacked plate style of cooler with a built in fan which would be more than adequate. The stacked plate coolers are by far the most efficient and the fan ensures that you'd always have enough airflow to cool the fluid. It also allows you to mount basically anywhere as...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2008 Honda Odessey
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2008 Honda Odyssey, both a transmission fluid cooler and a power steering fluid cooler are required for trailer towing. I would also recommend them because you have an older vehicle with high miles so this will help you still retain the daily reliability. In regards to placement of said transmission cooler, this will be most effective behind the grille which just so happens to be where the condenser is located as well. That said, we don't typically...
    view full answer...

  • Does Derale Transmission Cooler fit 2017 Chevy Colorado
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13501 will absolutely fit your 2017 Chevy Colorado without any type of 90 degree adapters. The key is just ensuring the correct length of hose; that is a pretty open area so you will have plenty of room for installation. I have added a link to a video showing the installation of a Derale transmission cooler on a 2017 GMC Canyon - which is the same thing as a Colorado - which has the connections on the sides of the radiator so you...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2014 Honda Odyssey
  • With the use of a cargo carrier a transmission cooler is not normally used, but a cooler will prolong the life of a transmission towing or not so it's a great idea for your 2014 Honda Odyssey. We installed the Derale part # D13502 on a 2014 Honda Odyssey and it worked very well. Check out the install video that will walk you through the process. This would be a great choice for you.
    view full answer...

  • Does Transmission Cooler part # D52506 Come with Install Hardware and Lines/Fittings
  • The Derale Stacked Plate Transmission Cooler part # D52506 that you referenced does not come with an install kit so you'll also need to go with the part # D13065 as well to provide the mounting hardware and the hoses/lines/fittings.
    view full answer...

  • Does Derale Transmission Cooler Install in 2017 Ford F-150 Without Modification
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503 will install in your 2017 Ford F-150 with a 3.5L engine and not require any modification of your transmission lines. You will also not need any adapter fittings for your truck. I have added a link to the installation instructions as well as a video review for you to check out of the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2012 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L
  • Unfortunately we don't have the transmission cooler that fits your factory brackets. My recommendation for your transmission cooler is the Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler - Tube and Fin # FLX400130. You can use the Derale Universal Bendable Metal Mount Kit # D13002 to utilize your factory bracket to mount this cooler. I've attached a photo of a similar install but the cooler does come with the strips to allow mounting to your radiator so you don't need the factory mount if...
    view full answer...

  • 2015 Ford Explorer Transmission Cooler Recommendation
  • If your 2015 Ford Explorer has any of the V6 engines available it will have a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. Your Class III hitch like the Draw Tite # 76034 should have capacities that are right at the same capacity. For a transmission cooler you would want the Derale part # D13503 which would work well in your Explorer.
    view full answer...

  • Will the Derale 25-Row Stacked-Plate Cooler Fit a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • The stacked-plate transmission coolers like the Derale 25-Row, High-Performance, Stacked-Plate Cooler with -6 AN Fittings part # D52506 do offer superior cooling power when compared to plate-fin and tube-fin designs. However, they are also much thicker at 2" which means you will need to make sure you have this much depth in addition to the length and height of 13" wide x 9-3/16" tall. There should be plenty of space behind your grille for this cooler so I don't think you will have any issues....
    view full answer...

  • Differences Between Derale Transmission Cooler Derale D13503, D13504, and D13502
  • The differerence between the three coolers you mentioned is the size overall. The # D13503 measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. The part # D13502 measures 11" Wide x 7-1/4" tall x 7/8" deep (slightly shorter) and the part # D13504 measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. We recommend fitting the biggest cooler you can fit in the available space in front of the radiator.
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2012 Chevy Tahoe
  • Best option is to go with a supplemental cooler installed after your factory cooler as this will maximize the cooling of the fluid. For that your best option is the Derale part # D13504 which is a very efficient and larger cooler that will get your transmission fluid temperatures down into a range that will maximize the life of it. Adding a fan would not be needed as the cooler alone will make a big enough difference.
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2008 Honda CRV
  • I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, item # D13502, for your vehicle and the towing that you will be doing. We have a video of the installation (see link) on a 2006 model CR-V and it is a rather simple install once you get the front fascia out of the way.
    view full answer...

  • Will Transmission Cooler Increase Towing Capacity On 2013 Toyota Highlander
  • The towing capacity of your Highlander is between 1,500 and 5,000-lbs based on what equipment your Highlander has. I have attached a chart I found in the Highlander owner's manual that lists the towing capacity based on the engine and drive system. The chart also has a model code I was unable to find any information about. This may be something the dealership can provide you with. If you are not sure what the capacity of your Highlander is, you can use the VIN and the dealer should...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler for 2007 Chevy Suburban with 5.3L V8 Engine
  • On your 2007 Chevy Suburban with the 5.3L V8 you can install any transmission cooler that can fit in the available space in front of the A/C condenser. This is the best location to mount one. Coolers are not vehicle-specific so any cooler for which you have sufficient mounting space can be installed so long as the transmission has external lines to allow you to tap into the system. Larger coolers work better than smaller ones so a unit like the efficient Class IV Derale # D13504 along...
    view full answer...

  • Compatibility of Derale 8000 Transmission Cooler on 2016 Ford F-150
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150, the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/ NPT Inlets - Class I -Extra Efficient has 1/2 inch NPT fittings reduced to 3/8 inch barb. The Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler - Plate and Fin - 17 Row - Barbed Fitting # FLX400117 also has the 3/8 inch barb fittings and is a great option. Most options have the 11/32 inch barb inlets like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient # D13503 or Class...
    view full answer...

  • Will the Ford Stock Filter Work With Derale Transmission Pan Cooler 1997 Ford F-350 Powerstroke
  • My technical contact at Derale confirmed that you will use your stock transmission filter on your 1997 Ford F-350 Powerstroke when installing the Derale Transmission Pan Cooler # D14208. To install this properly your truck must have either the E4OD, 4R100, 5R100 or 5R110W transmission. To verify this will fit I have attached a picture with the pan cooler measurements noted. The pan has a depth of 6-1/8 inches and a tube depth of 4-3/8 inches. This pan can hold up to 7 quarts.
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2011 Ford F-150
  • Mounting a transmission cooler in front of the radiator will not be able to block enough air flow to have a negative effect on the engine temperature. There are actually several places you could mount a supplemental cooler. I have included a link to our FAQ article on transmission coolers for you. Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific so you can use the largest one that will fit because the fluid cannot be over cooled. The most popular cooler we carry is # D13503. I have included...
    view full answer...

  • Recommendation of Transmission Cooler for 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing a 6,000 Lb Trailer
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13504, is a Class IV cooler which means it is designed for vehicles that are towing up to 12,000 lbs. Since you will be towing a 6,000-lb travel trailer with your 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, it would be a good decision to go with this Class IV transmission cooler added to the factory transmission cooler in your radiator. You will need to measure in front of your A/C condenser to find out if you have enough room to...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2015 Acura MDX
  • Your 2015 Acura MDX uses a Class III trailer hitch reciver so it is best that you have a Class III transmission cooler. I suggest the Derale Series 8000 Cooler # D13503. This cooler is designed specifically for the MDXs with the electronic overdrive transmissions. The best location for mounting transmission coolers is in front of the radiator so it will get as much air flow as possible. Keep in mind this will prolong the life of your transmission, especialy while towing, however it doesn't...
    view full answer...

  • Power Steering and Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 2007 Honda Pilot
  • First, if the parts you are looking at elsewhere are OEM or otherwise branded as Honda parts, that is why they cost what they do. Aftermarket parts are almost always at a lower cost. And Derale products like cooler # D13502 are quality parts that I, and several others here, use in our own vehicles. So it is good and true rather than too good to be true! I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you and a link to our FAQ article on transmission coolers. You...
    view full answer...

  • Derale Transmission Cooler Installation in 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • The bolt shown in the linked video for Derale cooler # D13503 is installed in the hose only temporarily to prevent the transmission fluid from leaking out. The bolt is shown being removed at the 7:48 mark. When installing Derale transmission cooler # D13503 in your Honda Odyssey you will use only one of the two OEM transmission lines, the return line which will be the cooler of the two. This Derale product installs downstream of the OEM cooler and provides supplementary cooling to help...
    view full answer...

  • Where Does Supplemental Transmission Cooler Install on Vehicle
  • You would want to route the Derale cooler after the factory cooler. By that, I mean you would want to run the transmission coolant line from the transmission, to the factory cooler, then to the # D13503, and finally back to the transmission cooler. Routing the coolers in that order is crucial, if you were to run the cooler before the factory cooler you would effectively be cooling the fluid and then reheating it as it would go through the factory cooler, which will be the same temperature...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler for 2016 Kia Sorento With 2.4L Engine
  • A transmission cooler like the Derale # D13503 isn't a vehicle specific item. According to Derale the # D13503 would work fine with your Sorento. The cooler would install inline on the return line carrying the transmission fluid back to the transmission from the radiator. The most efficient place to install the cooler is directly behind the vehicle grille, right in front of the radiator. If you click the provided links, you can see some help articles with additional information about...
    view full answer...

  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2010 Chevy Suburban with Automatic Transmission
  • According to Derale, you will need the Snap-in Fitting, # D13035. The fitting is used so you will not have to cut and flare lines yourself which can be difficult if you have never done it before. It requires a special tool to flare steel lines so a hose clamp can hold the hose on it. The snap-in simply means that you fit the hose ends over the fitting and the flared ends of it allow a clamp to hold it in place. Given the size of the trailer you want to tow and the terrain being flat,...
    view full answer...

  • Installation of a Transmission Cooler on 2006 Chevrolet Silverado.
  • Transmission coolers are designed to be mounted flush against either the radiator or the AC condenser core. For maximum cooling ability, the heat exchanger must receive the most airflow possible. Mounting the cooler between the condenser and the radiator still allows for ample airflow, but cuts effectiveness by 25 percent. Installation of a larger cooler unit in this position may help make up for that loss. When you install a transmission cooler, you are installing it as a supplemental...
    view full answer...

  • Install Video for Transmission Cooler Install on a Honda CR-V
  • I attached a video that shows a transmission cooler part # D13502 being installed in a similar 2009 Honda CR-V. It is a different generation CR-V than yours but they both use the 5 speed automatic transmission. Our installer also used a section of 4 foot long hose part # D13003 as well.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2011 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 V6
  • An efficient Class III transmission cooler you can use on your 2011 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 V6 is the Derale plate-fin cooler # D13503 or the slightly smaller Derale # D13502. Both are designed for vehicles with late-model electronic overdrive transmissions.
    view full answer...

  • Which Transmission Cooler is Best for 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • The # D13503 is a slightly larger cooler than the # D13502 (about 1-1/2 inches taller). The bigger cooler you can fit on your vehicle the better so I would recommend the # D13503 as it would cool your transmission fluid better than the # D13502. Coolers aren't vehicle specific so either would technically fit, but the bigger one will do a better job. I attached the install video you referenced as well.
    view full answer...

  • Can Transmission Coolers be Mounted in Any Orientation
  • You can install transmission coolers like the Derale part # D13403 that you mentioned in any orientation so however you find that it fits your application the best will be totally fine.
    view full answer...