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Can you bypass a transmission cooler and still be okay if you are not using your vehicle for towing?

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2011-12-12 11:55:26
2011-12-12 11:55:26

Never do you bypass a transmission cooler. Your transmission will overheat if you do. It doesn't matter weather you tow something or not.

YESSSSS FOR SURE YOU CAN AND IT"S BETTER TO DO IT IF YOU LIVE IN A HOT CLIMATE (FROM 10 DEGREES CELCIUS )

THE MOST IMPORTANT IS TO INSTALL THE BIGGER TRANS COOLER OR 2 MEDIUM SIZE IN FRONT OF THE CAR JUST BEHIND THE GRILL

DON'T PUT HEAT FIRST PASSING TROUGHT THE STOCK RADIATOR

I HAVE INSTALLED 2 MED SIZE ON A GRAND CHEROKEE AND A BIG ONE ON MY 86 F150 FOR BOTH I BYPASS THE STOCK RAD

NO MORE TRANS HEAT PROBLEMS SINCE 3 YEARS

SMOOTH COOL RIDE AND ATF KEEPS HIS COLOUR AND FUNCTIONS LONGER

TRANS GAUGE HAVE BEEN INSTALLED TOO AND I READ 170-175°F EVEN IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC WITH A/C IN MAX POSITION

DO NOT BELIEVE ANYBODY EXCEPT YOUR TRANS GAUGE BECAUSE IT WILL NEVER LIE

NEXT I WILL INSTALL A DEEP PAN

BEAT THE HEAT IN ALL SITUATIONS

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Some do and some don't. Crawl under the vehicle, follow the transmission lines to the radiator, and see if there is an secondary cooler anywhere. If it came with the factory towing package it does.

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If you are going to do any towing, it is recommended to add an additional cooler.If you are going to do any towing, it is recommended to add an additional cooler.

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