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Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2013 Ford Explorer

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I have a 2013 Ford Explorer Sport and would like to add a transmission cooler to it. Can you give me some recomendations. Thanks

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Transmission coolers are universal items. What you will need to do is find out how much room you have to work with in front of your radiator and find a transmission cooler that will fit your application. Choosing a large cooler like part # D13502, would be a good choice for your 2013 Ford Explorer, because you cannot over-cool a transmission.

Part # D13502 has significantly more cooling ability than your factory set up. If you are towing a load, up to 5,000 pounds, this transmission cooler will be a significant improvement for your transmission. The new cooler goes inline with the old cooler. The fluid will follow this path: transmission, factory cooler, new aftermarket cooler, back to transmission. You would disconnect the factory return line at the transmission. That line runs to the new cooler and you have a new line from the new cooler back to the transmission.

You might also be interested in a combination cooler like part # D15902, which is both a transmission and oil cooler in one.

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