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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2014 GMC Yukon XL with 6.2 L Engine
  • The great thing about transmission coolers is that they're fairly universal in terms of vehicle fitments- the biggest concern is finding the largest cooler that will fit in the forward most available mounting position with your 2014 GMC Yukon XL. The largest cooler we have available for your Yukon XL Denali is the Derale Tube Fin Cooler # D12903 which is 15-1/4" long x 7-3/4" tall-which is the correct size to mount in front of the air conditioner condenser fan (the most preferable spot)...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for a 2006 Ford Expedition While Towing Through Mountains
  • For a heavy duty transmission cooler, I recommend the Derale Series 10000 Stacked-Plate Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13403 which as the name states has a stacked-plate design which is currently the most effective type in regards to a transmission cooler. This essentially means that you can install a cooler with less surface area and still receive greater cooling power like when compared to the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 for example. If you...
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  • Transmission Cooler for 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • It's definitely not abnormal for your transmission fluid to heat up while towing, especially when you're going up hills that force the truck to work a lot harder. To help with this adding a transmission cooler like you mentioned is a great idea. For your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD I highly recommend the Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit w/ Fan # D13960. This cooler will do a great job of improving the performance and function of your transmission with its reversible...
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  • 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 #...
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  • 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 -...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Secondary Transmission Cooler For A 2000 Honda Accord V6 Needed
  • The best way to select the correct transmission cooler is by determining where there is enough space to mount it. The attached diagram shows the best three positions to mount the transmission cooler in order. Transmission coolers are more efficient when they receive maximum air flow. The "A" transmission cooler location in the diagram is 100% efficient so a larger transmission cooler is not needed to compensate for the loss of cooling power. My recommendation is the Derale Dyno-Cool...
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2011 Honda Odyssey Carrying Kayak or Canoe
  • For your canoe and kayak, the Inno Locker Watersport Carrier w/ Crossbar Pads - Locking - Clamp On - 1 Boat or 2 Boards # INA446 is my recommendation. In regards to adding a transmission cooler to your 2011 Honda Odyssey it is never a bad idea but it isn't required. Normally a transmission cooler is seen as more of a requirement when towing a trailer, but the idea of adding one especially because you are obviously comfortable doing so is always a benefit. I recommend the Derale Series...
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • Best Transmission Cooler for a 1994 Ford F-53 Chassis Motorhome
  • For the functionality, the Derale Electra-Cool Combo Cooler, part # D15200, is the best cooler for your engine and transmission. The 8-pass tubes and 650-CFM tornado fan work in conjunction to keep both cool and extends their life, prolonging the period between fluid changes. We don't have anything here that can rival it.
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  • 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...
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  • Comparing the Derale 7000 and 8000 Series Coolers for a 2000 F-250 with the 7.3L V8 Diesel Engine
  • The Derale Series 7000 Transmission Cooler Kits like part # D13105 has a tube-fin design whereas the Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler Kits like part # D13503 has a plate-fin design. The plate-fin design is superior to the tube-fin design in that it has internal turbulators to help the oil cool faster and prevent pressure loss. For your 2000 Ford F-250 with the 7.3L V8 Diesel Engine, I recommend using the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 which...
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  • 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...
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  • 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....
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Transmission And Oil Cooler Combo Kit For 2000 Ford F350 7.3 Diesel
  • The cooler you were looking at is just a transmission cooler. For a combination of an oil cooler and transmission cooler that will fit your 2000 Ford F350 7.3 I recommend the Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler with Multiple Threads # D15902. This is universal and comes with many different sizes of fittings to ensure fitment for your vehicle. I attached a helpful demonstration video for you to check out.
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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....
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  • Supplemental Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2003 Toyota Highlander
  • The best way to pick out a replacement transmission cooler for your 2003 Toyota Highlander would be to measure the available area in front of your radiator and pick the largest one that will fit. A very popular one that should fit is the part # D13503, this one measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. I attached an install video and a review video for you to check out as well. The cost is available at the link below.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For Towing with a 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Does Flex a Lite Transmission Cooler part # FLX40008 Fit 2017 Chevrolet Colorado
  • Yes the Flex A Lite Transmission Cooler part # FLX400008 that you referenced does fit the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 that you have.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2007 Honda Pilot
  • Because the most efficient place to install the cooler is directly behind the grille in front of the radiator, out of necessity you'll need to remove the front bumper cover and the grille. I'd recommend going with the Derale # D13503, which you can see being installed on a 2006 Honda Pilot by clicking the provided link. As you can see, the install isn't terribly difficult, just a little time consuming. A transmission cooler is an inexpensive insurance policy for your transmission,...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • Derale Transmission Cooler for 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche with 5.3L V8 Engine
  • For your 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche with 5.3L V8 engine the most popular supplementary transmission cooler is the Derale part # D13503 which will install using Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting # D13035. This cooler is a Class III type, meaning it offers substantial supplementary cooling of your transmission fluid after it gets its first temperature reduction inside your radiator. This 11 x 8-3/4 x 7/8-inch cooler will take in the transmission fluid after the initial cooling and drop its...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Mounting Of Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit On 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
  • I contacted our representative at Derale and he informed me that the Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit With Fan, part # D13960, can be amounted anywhere. Since it uses a fan for cooling, it is not necessary to use the radiator for cooling as the fan is strong enough to provide cooling power. It may be beneficial for more cooling efficiency if you can mount it in front of the radiator, behind the bumper, but it is not required. Transmission fluid cannot be cooled too much...
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • Should I Add or Replace the Transmission Cooler for 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup with 5.9L V8
  • It is most likely that your truck already has 2 coolers for the transmission fluid to go being the radiator followed by an auxiliary cooler. Once the transmission fluid goes through both of those and then back into the transmission, if your transmission is still overheating I recommend replacing that auxiliary cooler with a bigger one and the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler part # D13504 is a great option. The plate-fin type cooler is a great option over others because...
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  • Transmission Cooler For 2014 Nissan Titan
  • Cooler failure is VERY expensive! That's why I recommend getting a Class V cooler like # D13960. This one comes with a fan too which is nice especially when your not moving much in the heat hauling something. The fan will make sure that the cooler is getting plenty of air flow even if your not moving or hardly at all.
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  • 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...
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  • Comparison Between Derale D13502 and D13503 Transmission Coolers for 2016 Subaru Outback
  • Other than the Derale # D13503 being slightly larger than the # D13502, there's no difference between the two. Both heat exchangers operate on the same principle, but because the # D13503 has a slightly larger surface area, the # D13503 would do a slightly better job. The best spot to mount a transmission cooler is behind the grille, in front of the radiator and A/C condenser. You'll want to compare the amount of available space to the dimensions of the heat exchanger to make sure...
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  • Are There Install Instructions for a Derale Transmission Cooler On a 2018 Ford F-150
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13503 is indeed a good choice for your 2018 Ford F-150 but I recommend going with a slightly larger option in the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13504 as it will provide more cooling power. In regards to installation, this will be up to the installer as these are very universal kits which means exact instructions are not provided for specific vehicles. That said, you should not need any other...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2004 Acura MDX
  • I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503. This kit includes the complete mounting kit and OEM spec hose with stainless steel clamps and Insta-dapt adapter. This cooler measures 11 inches wide x 8-3/4 inches tall x 17/8 inches deep. You are correct that the best mounting location to provide the best airflow is in front of the radiator. The most efficient type of transmission cooler is the stacked plate cooler. The plate-fin cooler is not quite as...
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  • 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...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Escape
  • I found the expert answer you referenced where Jeff said to check the owners manual for restrictions on towing. He meant that you should check to make sure your vehicle is rated for towing the trailer you are planning on towing from a weight capacity point of view. There would be no restrictions on installing a transmission cooler aside from the available space on your vehicle. You would want the to route the transmission fluid from your factory cooler in your radiator to the aftermarket...
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  • 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...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler with a Fan for 2007 Nissan Frontier
  • Our most popular transmission cooler with a fan is the Derale Hyper-Cool # D13960. This is a stacked-plate cooler which is the most efficient style available. It also uses a 500-CFM fan for airflow. You can mount it anywhere you have room in your engine compartment since there's no need for airflow. It's most common not to replace your factory cooler but to add an additional supplement cooler.
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  • Recommended Electric Fan For Transmission Cooler On 2007 GMC Yukon XL 5.3L
  • We sure do! The correct fan will be dependent on the size of the transmission cooler installed on your 2007 GMC Yukon CL 5.3L. More than likely the Derale 8" Tornado Electric Fan - 500 CFM # D16508 would be close enough in size to work properly, and would give you the additional air flow you are wanting for the cooler. If you find your transmission cooler is less than 8" tall just let me know and I would be happy to recommend the correct fan for you. I included a video of the...
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  • 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...
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  • How to Determine if the Derale Transmission Pan Cooler # D14208 Would Clear Exhaust
  • The depth of the Derale Transmission Pan Cooler # D14208 that you referenced measures 6-1/8 inches from the mounting surface of the pan down to the bottom of it. You would need to measure from where you current pan mounting surface down 6-1/8 inches to see if the pan would clear.
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  • 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...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2003 Chevy 1500 with a 5.3 Liter Engine
  • The Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D12904 that you referenced would be a good choice for you 2003 Chevy Silverado as long as you have the necessary clearance in front of your radiator and AC condenser. This product measures 15-1/4 inches Wide x 10 inches tall x 3/4 deep. Transmission coolers are not too hard to install. I have installed a couple of them and they were not too bad at all. You may also be interested in purchasing Derale GM Radiator Adapters # D13018...
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  • Transmission Cooler Routing Recommendation for a 2005 Chevy Tahoe 5.3L Z71
  • You can leave the factory transmission cooler that is in your 2005 Chevy Tahoe installed and then run the out line from that cooler to the Derale Transmission Cooler # D13504 that you referenced and then run the return line from this cooler back to your transmission. Most people who install transmission coolers on vehicles with factory coolers install them just like this. To mount this cooler you will just need to pick a location that is in front of the radiator. You may want to measure...
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  • Determining Correct Transmission Cooler For 2017 Ford Expedition EL With 3.5L EcoBoost
  • Transmission coolers in general are not made vehicle specific, and even though there is not a cooler listed as a confirmed fit for your 2017 Ford Expedition EL with the 3.5L EcoBoost, that does not mean you can't install one. Instead you will simply need to make sure that the cooler you choose fits the space available in front of the radiator of your vehicle. An option like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets # D13503 would be a great choice as long...
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  • Will Transmission Cooler Increase 2006 Honda CR-V's Towing Capacity
  • A transmission cooler, such as the Derale Transmission Cooler # D13503, will not increase the towing capacity of your vehicle. Transmission coolers are designed to help improve your CR-V's overall performance and will help prolong the life of your transmission by further cooling the transmission fluid. If you plan on towing with your CR-V, I highly recommend using a transmission cooler in your vehicle to extend the life of your transmission. There are no towing components that will...
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  • How to Determine Which Transmission Line is the Return Line On a Ford C4 Transmission
  • The best way to determine which line on a transmission cooler is the return line from the radiator is to use the following procedure: 1. Start engine while engine is cold 2. Place transmission shift lever in drive for no more than 10 seconds. 3. Stop engine and remove keys 4. Identify the oil return line by feeling both oil lines. The coolest line is the oil return line. I am including a link to a FAQ page on transmission coolers.
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-150 with 5.0 and 9 Speed Transmission
  • For a transmission cooler for your 2019 Ford F-150 the Derale # D13503 would be a really great option and comes with everything needed. Unlike other vehicles yours does not require any additional adapters or components. This is a larger cooler that is very efficient so it would work really well for you.
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  • Transmission Cooler Fit For A 2016 Ford Escape Titanium
  • The # D12901 is a fit for all engine options on the 2016 Ford Escape Titanium. For your Escape this measures 13" wide x 5" tall x 3/4" deep so you may want to check under the hood to make sure you have the room needed for this cooler. Also note the Derale Insta-dapt radiator adapter fits most vehicles with 5/16" transmission lines, but not all. In some cases, additional fittings or alteration of the OEM lines or hoses may be required for installation. Included is a video resource,...
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  • 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.
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  • Does a Transmission Cooler Need A Thermal Bypass for Sub-Freezing Weather
  • I have not ran into any issues where there was a thermal bypass needed for below freezing temperatures when using the Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler part # D12906. There is a lot of heat generated when all of the parts get moving in there and a cool transmission is a happy transmission. I can't see the cooler over cooling the fluids to a point that there would be any negative effects. For your power steering I rarely see the need to cool it. Even when hauling a trailer...
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  • Best Transmission Cooler Fit for the 2010 Mercury Mariner & 2011 Ford Escape
  • The best transmission cooler that will fit and works best for your 2011 Ford Escape and 2010 Mercury Mariner is the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets, # D13611. This fan measures 11" wide x 3-7/8" tall x 1-1/4" deep to provide the correct fit on your vehicles. This cooler works the best because it features turbulator technology, whereby fluids are agitated continuously, not only to facilitate heat transfer, but also to prevent any undesirable drop in pressure....
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  • Can a Supplemental Transmission Cooler be Installed on a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 4.3L
  • Considering that the transmission itself holds a finite amount of fluid but the overall capacity of the system is dependent on numerous components it is absolutely NOT true. Maybe if you used a lot of extra hose for some reason the system may not have the pressure to circulate the fluid properly but I have never heard of that happening. You can install a supplemental transmission cooler on your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 4.3 liter if you want to. The most popular cooler for...
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  • 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...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2001 Ford Excursion
  • Generally speaking, you'll want to choose the largest cooler that will fit in the available space right behind the vehicle grille. For an Excursion, there won't be any problem with available space. The only caution about going with too large of a cooler is that it could lengthen the amount of time it takes for the vehicle to warm up in a cold climate. The Derale # D13504 would be an very good choice. It's 11 x 12 inch size would provide plenty of supplemental cooling to protect your...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2017 GMC Acadia Denali
  • The part # D13504 that you referenced would be a great solution for a transmission cooler in your 2017 GMC Acadia. It measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep and would do an excellent job keeping the transmission fluid temperatures down to prolong the life of it.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2008 Nissan Titan Towing a Keystone Passport Trailer
  • Adding a larger transmission cooler to your 2008 Nissa Titan to help keep the fluid in the optimum temperature range while towing is a good idea. Ideally you want the transmission fluid to be between 160 and 200 degrees for the best operation and longest life from the transmission. With the gross weight at 5,300 pounds, the Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13503, that you have referenced would be a good choice. This cooler is a class II rated for up to 6,000 pounds gross trailer weight....
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  • How to Determine Correct Transmission Cooler for 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • So the most important thing to know about a transmission cooler is that the larger the cooler, the more effective it will be. The reason for that is you cannot overcool fluids so the more surface area the fluid can go through to get cool, the better. That is what the "Class" refers to as well with the coolers - the larger coolers are a higher rated "Class." For your 2013 Honda Odyssey I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503. This is the best option...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic With 5.3L Engine
  • When it comes to transmission coolers, the rule is that you want the largest and most efficient cooler you can fit in your vehicle because you cannot overcool fluids. For your 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic with a 5.3L engine I highly recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13504 because it is a Plate and Fin cooler which agitates fluid extremely efficiently and because of its large size at 11" wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. To install this cooler you will only...
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  • 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.
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  • Transmission Cooler Pan for a 1995 Ford F-350 7.3 Liter with E4OD Transmission
  • The Derale transmission cooler pan, # D14208, is listed as a fit for the 1995 Ford F-350 with the 7.3 liter engine and the E4OD transmission. You may also be interested in a temperature gauge kit # D13009 so you can monitor the transmission fluid temperature. The temperature recommended for optimum life and performance is 160 to 200 degrees.
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