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Derale Transmission Coolers for the 2003 Dodge Caravan

Derale Transmission Coolers

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Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient - 2003 Dodge Caravan

11" Wide x 7-1/4" tall x 7/8" deep, efficient heat exchanger will prolong the life of your transmission and improve its overall performance. Specifically designed for Dodge Caravans with late-model, electronic overdrive transmissions.

Features:

  • Prolongs life of transmission
  • Improves overall performance
  • Prevents heat-related failures
  • Has furnace-brazed aluminum construction and 3/4" wide turbulator plates for more efficient cooling
  • Includes complete mounting kit, OEM spec hose with stainless steel clamps and Insta-dapt radiator adapter
  • Recommended for mid-size cars, trucks and SUVs


Specs:

  • Inlets: 11/32" hose barb
  • Overall dimensions: 11" wide x 7-1/4" tall x 7/8" deep
  • Distance between inlets: 10-1/4"
  • Mounting dimensions: 6-1/8" tall by either 5-1/4" or 6-3/4" wide
  • 1-Year warranty


Note: The Derale Insta-dapt radiator adapter fits most Dodge Caravans 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.


One of the more popular cooling systems available, the radiator-style, plate-and-fin heat exchanger provides increased surface area so that fluids can spread out along the finned chambers to cool faster. In addition to the increased surface area, this cooler also features turbulator technology, whereby fluids are agitated continuously, not only to facilitate heat transfer, but also to prevent any undesirable drop in pressure.

Dimensions

13502 Derale Series 8000 Plate and Fin Heat Exchanger with Installation Kit
Hidden Hitch # HH41310
Hayden Automotive # 677





Video of Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient


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Video Transcript for Review of Derale Transmission Coolers D13502

Today we are going to take a look at Derales Series 8000 Plate and Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part number D13502. Included with the kit in additions to the transmission cooler, youll have your hose attachment kit and your mounting kit. What we are going to go over today is the size of this transmission cooler. We have recommended sizes up on our website, but ultimately you need to measure the vehicle to see if there is enough space to fit the transmission cooler. This cooler measures 11 inches wide by 7 inches tall.

There are mounting holes that you can use to attach to your vehicle on both the top and the bottom of the transmission cooler. You can also use the mounting kit with the zip strings that will attach to your vehicles pre-existing radiator. That does it for Darales Series 8000 Plate and Fin Transmission Cooler, part number D13502.


Customer Reviews

Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient - D13502

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Peter P.04/10/2012

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Cooler came just in time. I installed it in my 2010 Subaru Forester so that I can safely pull my trailer without boiling my transmission. Glad to say I needed no special fittings to get the job done. The cooler looks well made and the size is just right...anything bigger would be a tough fit. 36817



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony K10/15/2013

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Transmission cooler installation on 2012 GMC Yukon 5.3L. Top brace added for support. 103917



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Oscar W.02/08/2011

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The cooler arrived intact on my doorstep with all the parts and pieces present, and it took about two hours to install the unit. I needed to fabricate some mounting brackets as I didn't want to use the plastic ties that go through the radiator. I have a 2011 Subaru Outback with a 3.6 motor and a 5 speed automatic. I frequently tow a boat and need to keep the tranny cool, specially during the summer months. The installation is pretty straight forward as per instructions that are included. Each vehicle will be a bit different but a home mechanic should be able to install this cooler fairly easily.6830



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob D03/31/2013

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Product was just as expcted but I did not care for the mounting so I made my own mount, two bars across the bracket that holds the hood release.This centered the unit near the bottom, for the connections the new hose reached a hose between two steel lines from the outlet of the factory cooler. I bought two 3/8 barbed couplings and 4 more hose clamps I cut the factory hose and series the unit to these hoses a few tyraps to stop chafing and i was done.73520



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Georg H.05/23/2013

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So far so good. Just installed the cooler a couple days ago getting ready for a move trailing a full load for 1000mi. Install guide and descriptions are very generic and therefore require a bit forethought and pre-work. Will see how the product will hold up in the long run. Shipping and transactions with etrailer have been excellent once again.81679



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Raymond How01/08/2011

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Trailer hitch / light kit / transmission cooler Shipping and product description were awesome! Price was better than i found anywhere else. The only problem i had was with my particular model of vehicle (2005 Saturn Vue). Fishing the carriage bolt would not have been possible with out removal of the rear bumper fascia ..... period. Also one of the side mounting bolts completely broke off when i was torquing it down to instruction spec. The instructions said 62 ft lbs. of torque, my wrench was set at exactly that and the bolt broke off right at the head. Im not upset sometimes you just get a bad bolt. Bottom line i would recommend etrailer to anyone. 5216



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Stan K.09/12/2011

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I received my cooler for my 1989 Olds 88 in record time (e.g. 2 days)! After reading the instructions, I saw that the manufacturer recommends the cooler be installed in series with the cooler integral to the cars radiator. This requied addtional hose (about 3ft.). The local auto parts store carried 5/16" hose (same hose ID but a different mfr than that supplied) but found the auto parts store hose next to impossilbe to place over the cooler header fitting. I was able to install a clamp before the tubing walked itself off. I would recommend taking the cooler to the parts store and fit it up with a hose that fits properly if you need to get extra for installation. I appreciated the video that was available on your website to familiarize myself with the installation before I attempted the project. I have yet to put it to the test with a trailer in tow. Seems to be quality product. The instructions were well written. Thanks!23813



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron08/29/2012

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easy to install and works great 53482



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James P.07/22/2011

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Very helpful video, install on 2007 Nissan Quest went great. I wouldn't have done it without the video (or pictures), but seeing the job done gave me confidence. 1K mile trip so far since the install and all is well. Thanks.20010



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: alan c05/30/2011

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I ORDERED THE FITTINGS THEY SUGGESTED WITH THE COOLER .THAT didnt work so i had to cut and flair the steel lines any way. d13018 was not the right fitting for my s10. what i needed was shown on the box it came in but not sent. good luck15677



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Norm11/22/2010

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Service Great Company..great service, and product arrived when promised. Would recommend to my friends.3729



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Andrew F.01/24/2014

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I like this product it fit up very good and it was easy to install the adapter was good but the zip ties weren't very good at all they actually broke but overall it was good product114678



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Karl W12/23/2013

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Product arrived and was exactly as advertised. Had no problem installing it.110984



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger Branin09/22/2013

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good example of well made product ,thank you for your great service .100978



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JMichaelSK09/08/2013

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Very easy to install took about 20-30 minutes total98936



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: frank v.07/22/2013

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worked very well thanks 90967



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John07/01/2013

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This item is awesome. After installing and trying it, my trans temp dropped by 40 degree when pulling a trailer86907



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin06/15/2013

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Very nice cooler. I really like it. I would recommend it, worked great on my 2003 Silverado. 84769


Comments

Did you use the line coming out of the upper part of the radiator, or the lower part? I have a 2003 Silverado 4.8L. I am glad to hear the installation was smooth for you.

comment by: Jerry T. - 7/1/2013


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The aftermarket Derale cooler needs to be after the factory cooler. The trans fluid needs to exit the transmission, pass through the OEM cooler built into the radiator, then into the Derale cooler, and finally back to the trans. The best thing to do is trace the lines back to the transmission and determine which line is the return line. I believe it is the lower line, but to be sure check the connections at the transmission. It will not hurt anything if it flows in the wrong order, but the OEM cooler can increase the temperature of the fluid if comes after the Derale cooler and essentially undo some of the cooling ability of the Derale.

Patrick B - 7/1/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim02/06/2013

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Great kit, great,instructions, made the job simple.65200



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Orie11/27/2012

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Received the product in no time and was exactly what I ordered. I had never ordered from etrailer before and found my part via a Google search. I would order from them again and do recommend them.60047



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: nick10/15/2012

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install was easy with a little bit of mechanical knowledge and i was surprised at how quickly i recieved it in the mail. just 2 days with standard shipping. ive only had it on my truck a few days but it seems to work just fine.57309



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scot T.08/10/2012

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The product looks like a quality cooler. Installation was not to difficult. I needed to purchase more hose but overall I'm happy with my purchase from etrailer. 51261



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: greg07/31/2012

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very helpful, went the extra mile to make sure I had what I needed49999



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John Fields07/23/2012

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Recieved as it was described. 49043



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris06/06/2012

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Nice kit, relatively easy to install. Like some other reviews, I had to get extra hose, but overall a good addition for smaller vehicles that are towing.43031



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mdx200103/15/2012

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The only problem was the hose was not long enough. Had to order another hose to complete the installation.33970



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bradley02/04/2012

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Easy to install. Had to take the grille out of my 04 Forester. Put the hose on one side before you mount the cooler. Works great.31065



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Elliott C.01/06/2012

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Arrived in a timely manner, still waiting on my Jeep coolant radiator to install the transmission cooler. It came with everything in the box and I cant wait to install it.29223



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Princess W.11/08/2011

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Just got my cooler installed. My van seems to have taken on a life of its own!26722



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joyce P.09/02/2011

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Came quickly and seems to be in great c ondition.23499



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David S.06/28/2011

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Easily installed item. Front bumper was a bear to pull off but this item was no issue. Took car on 2,300 mile trip just after, no issues or leaks.18132



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael01/22/2011

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Sush box cooler for my JK. Prompt service. It was a pleasure doing business with this retailer.5888



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Al H.09/14/2011

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Item was as promised, good quality, installation was a B..... on the Toyota but that is not the fault of etrailer. Would and will buy again from them.23942



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nathan C.08/09/2011

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Quality product. Thank you 21466



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richard K01/20/2011

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Havent installed yet. But I have reviewed the car and this product. I have no doubt it will work as designed. 5799



Ask the Experts about this Derale Transmission Coolers
Expert Answers about Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient - D13502                                            Do you have a question about this Transmission Coolers?


  • Can Parts Be Added To a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country to Increase The Towing Capacity
  • In short, no; adding a transmission cooler and distributing trailer weight does not constitute a tow package. Transmission coolers do not add to the tow capacity of the vehicle. They can reduce wear and tear on transmissions used for towing by keeping heat levels down, but they do not make the transmission capable of pulling more weight. Tow packages often include things like a heavier suspension, integrated hitch, wiring, stronger transmission, stronger/braced frames, and the larger of the a
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  • What are Transmission Coolers Made Out Of
  • Transmission coolers are not made out of stainless steel, they are made out of aluminum and copper because the cooler needs to transfer heat away from the transmission fluid and metal as quickly as possible and aluminum and copper are the most efficient metals for this process. Stainless steel tends to hold heat rather than dissipate it quickly as aluminum does. I have attached links to some information on transmission coolers that may be helpful also.
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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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  • Is There a Transmission Cooler Available for the 2009 Ford Escape
  • Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific. So you will have to measure the three areas mentioned below and then find one that fits in one of those areas. 1) Mount cooler between your vehicles grille and the AC condenser core for the greatest efficiency. 2) 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. 3) Mounting the co
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  • Does a Transmission Cooler Require a Professional Install
  • Transmission coolers are universal fit items. As long as you have space in front of your radiator to accommodate this cooler then it will fit. The dimensions of the cooler are 11 inches wide, 7-1/4 inches tall and 7/8 thick. A person with average mechanical ability should be able to install a transmission cooler with little difficulty. It may be necessary to use a jack and jack stands to gain access underneath the car and as always, use proper safety practices when jacking and working under
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  • Installing Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler D13502 on a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Yes, I would be happy to give you an explanation on the installation procedures for installing a transmission cooler. Installing a transmission cooler on your 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan, like the Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13502, is not as difficult as it perhaps sounds. There are three possible mounting points for the cooler, and it plugs in line with the hoses already on the vehicle. If you have enough space, the most efficient mounting location is between the vehicles grille and the AC c
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  • Does a 2008 Pontiac Torrent Require a Transmision Cooler to Pull a Camper Under the GTW Limit
  • You would use a transmission cooler if, when towing your trailer, your transmission fluid is above 200 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if the manufacturer says not to install one, then you need to follow their recommendation. There could be any number of reasons why an aftermarket transmission cooler should not be installed. It might not fit anywhere, depending on where mounted it could block the engine cooling system too much, or the vehicles just have not been tested for one. If they did not give
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  • Recommended Transmission Coolers for a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty 7.3 Liter V-8
  • Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific, but there are some that are recommended for your 2001 Ford F-250. The Derale, # D13502 is one of them. Basically, regardless of a super cool feature, you will need to choose a transmission cooler based on where you can mount it. The most efficient place is between the grille and AC condenser core(position A on the picture to the right). The second most efficient place is between the condenser and radiator(position B). In this position, it will be
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler and Installation on 2003 Mazda MPV and Will it Block Airflow
  • Transmission coolers are universal fit items, if you have space in front of your radiator then it will fit. The installation can be done with average mechanical ability. On the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13502 the overall dimensions are 11 inches wide x 7-1/4 inches tall x 7/8 inches deep. On the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13504 the overall dimensions are 11 inches wide x 12 inches tall x 7/8 inches deep. If after measuring your cle
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  • What Size Transmission Cooler would be Best for a 2005 Toyota Avalon Towing 1500 Pounds
  • A Class II or a Class III Transmission cooler would be sufficient. You could use the D13502 that you were looking at, but it may be a bit big or cumbersome to fit and install easily. I would probably use the Class II, part # D13501 from Derale. It is a bit smaller, 11 inches wide, 5-3/4 inches tall and 7/8 of an inch thick. Make sure you have room either in front or behind your radiator for this cooler to lay flat against. I have also added a link to a video of a cooler being installed on a 2
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  • Will Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13502, Fit On 2005 Honda Odyssey EXL
  • The Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13502, is rated for your 2005 Honda Odyssey EXL. It is a universal fit application and has dimensions of 11 inches X 7-1/4 inches tall X 7/8 inches deep. So you would need to measure on your Honda Odyssey to make sure you will have clearance for this transmission cooler. There are three possible mounting points for the cooler, and it plugs in line with the hoses already on the vehicle. If you have enough space, the most efficient mounting location is be
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  • Installing a Transmission Cooler In Line with Factory Transmission Cooler on a 2006 Dodge Caravan
  • When installing a transmission cooler, it is recommended to install the aftermarket transmission cooler in line with the factory cooler and not remove the factory cooler. In this case, you would have the factory system run to the Derale Transmission Cooler, # D13502, and then to the transmission. The pump would still work as it normally would, there would just be a little more fluid in the system. There are essentially three places to mount a transmission cooler on your 2006 Dodge Caravan. Th
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  • How to Install a Transmission Cooler on a 2005 Ford Expedition
  • The lines you traced from your transmission run to a small transmission cooler built into the radiator. It is a separate compartment from the engine coolant that runs through the rest of the radiator. You can cut these lines if you do not wish to use the factory cooler but I do not recommend it because transmission fluid cannot be overcooled. Most people retain this factory cooler. The fluid path needs to flow from transmission, to factory cooler, to your new Derale cooler and back to the tra
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler and a Power Steering Cooler Required to Tow with a 2003 Honda Pilot
  • A transmission cooler is a good idea when you are towing with your 2003 Honda Pilot. A power steering cooler would help extend the life of the power steering pump, but it is not a necessity when towing. For a transmission cooler, the best place to mount it would be in front of the AC condenser core for maximum efficiency. In this location, a Class II cooler like # D13502, that you have referenced would work well. Transmission fluid cannot be over-cooled but with the extra capacity in the syst
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  • What Fittings Are Available For Connecting A Transmission Cooler To A 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Here are some of the fittings that I have available that are used to connect a transmission cooler to a radiator on a 2007 Chevy Tahoe. You might want to try and measure the fitting size that is on your vehicles radiator. The Derale Insta-Dapt Radiator Adapter, # D13004, is used in the transmission coolers that we sell. It is a radiator adapter that fits most vehicles with 5/16 inch transmission lines. The Derale Radiator Adapter Fittings for GM, # D13018, are 5/8 inch inverted flare fitti
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  • Do the Derale Transmission Coolers like Part D13502 Have a GVWR for Determining Cooler Size
  • There is not a gross vehicle weight rating provided for the Derale transmission coolers. There are more factors than just weight that should be taken into consideration when selecting a transmission cooler. If you write back and let me know what vehicle the cooler would be for, what you will be towing and road conditions, hot and hilly or cool and flat, I can help you figure out which cooler or coolers would suit your needs.
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  • Do I Need To Add Transmission Cooler To 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD LT 5.3L V8 With Factory Cooler
  • Installing an additional transmission cooler in-line with the current transmission cooler would help in cooling the transmission fluid. The item you selected, the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13502, would be a good choice as it will fit your 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500. To install Part # D13502, you will also need the Derale Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting, part # D13035. I would recommend finding a spot in front of the radiator, behind the front grille of the
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  • Recommendation for a Transmission Cooler for a 4 Cylinder 2009 Toyota Highlander
  • You can install a transmission cooler on your 2009 Toyota Highlander, even though the ones recommended are for the larger 3.3L engine. Because you have the 4 cylinder model that does not come up in the fit guide, I spoke with my contact at Derale for some recommendations. Take a look at the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit with NPT Inlets - Class IV - Extra Efficient, # D13613. You will just need to make sure the fittings on your Highlander match the fittings included wit
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  • Transmission Cooler Options for a 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500
  • We carry numerous transmission coolers that are recommended for your 1994 Chevy C/K 1500. The determining factor on which is the best for your particular truck is the size engine it has and how much space there is to mount it in the location you want. I have included a link to the available coolers below. Each cooler comes with the necessary fittings for installation. We also carry various other fittings separately, should you need additional parts when installing the cooler. I have included
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler Needed to tow an 1800lb Camper with a 2009 Subaru Forester
  • A transmission cooler is not necessarily mandatory for towing, but you will definitely want to check your owners manual to see if there are any stipulations from Subaru saying a cooler is required. You will sometimes see that the vehicle manufacturer requires a transmission cooler be installed for towing purposes, just to retain the vehicle warranty. The Derale Transmission cooler # D13502 would be a good choice for your 2009 Subaru Forester. It would work well for your application, even
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