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Old 02-25-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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I am currently considering adding a transmission cooler to my Chrysler Town & Country tug. I found a web site that sells them. They have a bunch of choices. I'd like to hear from anyone who has added an aftermarket cooler. Looking for any tips as to what specs I should look for or any other comments. Here is the web site selling some I found in case anyone else is interested. No doubt they have them for other vehicles also.
One from Chrysler is priced at over $260.

http://http://www.etrailer.com/tran-...nd+Country.htm
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:55 PM   #2
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I purchased a B&M trans cooler for my Toyota 4runner. It was like $80 for the cooler kit, it's sold in a kit with mounting brackets, hoses and clamps. I've read allot of good reviews on it over on a truck forum before i made the purchase.
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:57 PM   #3
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I am currently considering adding a transmission cooler to my Chrysler Town & Country tug. I found a web site that sells them. They have a bunch of choices. I'd like to hear from anyone who has added an aftermarket cooler. Looking for any tips as to what specs I should look for or any other comments. Here is the web site selling some I found in case anyone else is interested. No doubt they have them for other vehicles also.
One from Chrysler is priced at over $260.

http://http://www.etrailer.com/tran-...nd+Country.htm
Were you going to install it yourself Gene ? Thanks for the site, will check out prices for my '09 Dodge. This is something I know nothing about. (Always had a big old farm truck before I had to quit)
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I added one to a 2001 T&C that I used to own. It was nice for the piece of mind. It was a pretty painless job to do yourself if you have some mechanical aptitude. I think you would be fine with whatever etrailer suggests as they are very reputable. I think I actually have a cooler still in the box that I bought for our second T&C, but then didn't need it because it came with one already installed.

After having the vans and then changing to a Ford Expedition, I sure do enjoy toying with the Expedition more. I hardly even think about the trailer back there and the van always had to be in 3 because it couldn't be in the highest gear. I still remember screaming along the interstate at 3500 RPM because we had to be home for something so we were really pushing it!
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I recomend a stacked plate cooler they work extremely well but are more expensive.
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I recomend a stacked plate cooler they work extremely well but are more expensive.
How is this different from a tranny cooler ?
Is it harder to install ?
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Hayden coolers

Gene... We had towing pro's install a very large tranny cooler in our car. I believe it was the Hayden 404 or 405 model. Works great and going to large one will have no ill effects on the vehicle. Note Hayden has been in business for decades.

http://www.haydenauto.com/upload/Hay...il_Coolers.pdf

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How is this different from a tranny cooler ?
Is it harder to install ?
It all mounts the same just different construction.
stacked plate type.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/bm...FVFcfgod5a0AWA

Tubular cooler.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hda-403
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It all mounts the same just different construction.
stacked plate type.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/bm...FVFcfgod5a0AWA

Tubular cooler.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hda-403

Thank you for sharing this info, Steve.
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