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Preserve the life of your transmission and improve towing performance with a transmission cooler. Protect your vehicle's warranty or simply give your vehicle a boost with a simple to use addition to any towing set up. Push on fittings and three mounting positions ensure a hassle-free installation, while varying performance levels allow you to match the transmission cooler to your specific towing needs.

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Derale Dyno-Cool Transmission Cooler Installation - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

Today in our 2002 Chevy Silverado, we'll be installing the Derale Dyno Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part number D12904.To begin our install, we'll first go ahead and open up the hood and then remove the core support cover. Core support cover is a plastic cover that goes over the core support and held in with push pin fasteners. Using a flat blade screw driver, we'll inaudible 00:00:26 the fastener up and then remove it completely. There are multiple fasteners holding it in place. This is a twist lock connecter. We'll go ahead and rotate it. Unlocking it, we remove the fastener from the position that's being secured.


Derale Transmission Coolers D12906 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number D12906. This is the Class 2 Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit. It's going to help improve functioning and overall performance of your transmission. It's also going to extend the life of the transmission and prolongs the periods between necessary fluid changes. This is going to cut down on heat related failures. It agitates fluid with built in and boss tribulators for more efficient cooling. It's constructed of a durable lightweight aluminum and a Thermo-conductive metal is going to provide excellent transfer of heat. This is going to include a high temperature OEM spec hose, with stainless steel clamps.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 2006 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2006 Honda Pilot we're going to install part number D13503. This is the Rally Series 8000 Plate Fin and Transmission Cooler Kit. First thing we need to do is go ahead and disassemble the front of the car, where we do get access to the front of the AC condenser behind the grill. To do that we're going to remove this top plate, plate on the bottom and then we'll go ahead and take off the bumper cover. Let's go ahead and remove our top cover first. There'll be a series of plastic rivets that we have to remove. If you raise the centers up just high enough, then they pop right out. This panel's loose, so go ahead and just slip it off, then guide it over the handle here.


Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 20174 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be installing the Derale Combination Cooler. Part number D15902. Now, to begin out install, we'll first go ahead and open up the hood. We've got remove the top fascia cover that will go between the fascia and core support. This says multiple push pin fasteners will need to be removed. To remove these push pin fasteners, we'll simply pry up on the center of the fastener and then remove it completely. Next, we'll start removing the multiple fasteners to undo the front fascia. They'll be fasteners that secure the top of the fascia inside the wheel well and underneath. Once we remove all these fasteners which will be bolts and push pin fasteners, we'll then go ahead and pull out on the wheel well to release the fascia from the fasteners underneath, slightly pull back on the fascia enough that we can reach inside and release the manufacturer's electrical wiring that runs to the fascia. We'll remove the fasteners to secure the lower rock guard. Once we removed the fasteners, we'll swing the rock guard down and remove it from the vehicle.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 2014 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2014 Honda Odyssey, we'll be installing the Derale Series 8000 Plate Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part number D13502. Now to begIn our install, we'll first go ahead and open up the hood. We'll need to remove the top engine cover, those between the grill in the front core support. To do this, we'll remove the multiple push pin fasteners that secure the plastic cover and air intake. Well to remove the push pin fasteners, we'll go and pull Next, we'll then remove the 2 fasteners here, the top and secure the grill to the core support. Now with that done, we'll move to the wheel wells. To make it easier to remove the 2 screw fasteners inside the wheel well, we'll go ahead and turn the wheel inside while working on the driver's side and then inside while we're working on the passenger's side. Now with those fasteners out of the way, we'll move underneath the vehicle, we'll remove multiple fasteners that secure the front fascia and lower rock guard for both screw and push pin fasteners. Now with all the fasteners removed, we'll go ahead and pull the lower rock guard out and set it aside. It's a good idea "to get an extra set of" 00:01:20 hands as we'll remove the front fascia. To remove the front fascia, we'll pull out on the corner of the fascia where it needs to wheel well, releasing the fasteners underneath.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 2009 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2009 Honda CRV, we're going to install part number D13502 from Derale. This is their transmission cooler. To start off, we're going to have to remove the front bumper fixture and grill to get access to the condenser for the AC. This is where the transmission cooler will attach to. We'll go ahead and open up the hood and there's a small panel on top with a number of fasteners and pop rivets that we can remove to take off the top panel. Now we'll move to the driver's side, and there will be two screws in the fender well, plus one more plastic rivet on the inside edge of the fender well that we have to remove.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 1999 Ford F-350

Today, on our 1999 Ford F-350 well be installing the Derale Series 7000 Tube-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part number d13105. To begin our install well first locate the transmission lines and the return line from the manufactures transmission cooler. After warming the vehicle up, we located the line here just in front of the engine. Our next step will be removing the front grill. To remove the front grill well remove the four fasteners across the top. There are two snap fasteners at the bottom, youll need to release the metal clip and once released we can remove the grill.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Today on our 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche, we'll be installing the Derale Transmission Cooler, part number D12906. We'll also be using the Derale Universal Mount Kit, part number D13002 and the GM Radiator Adaptor, part number D13035.Now our truck has had some modifications so the removal of the grill is different than normal, so we will not be showing it. With our grill out of the way, we'll go ahead and test fit the cooler.After finding a good spot for our cooler, using a couple of bolts and nuts we purchased separately, we'll attach the Derale brackets to the cooler. At this point, we want to leave the brackets loose until theyre mounted to the vehicle. We can go ahead and attach the rubber line to the cooler as well using two of the worm clamps. It also may be necessary to use some transmission fluid as lubricant to get the line around the fittings.We can now tighten down the worm clamp securing the rubber line to our cooler.


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Transmission Coolers Questions and Answers

  • Is a Transmission Cooler Thermostat Required for a 2011 Chevy Silverado in Texas
  • Based on where you live you would not need a thermostat for your transmission cooler. Your thinking is correct, the OEM transmission cooler that is in your radiator will do a good job slightly warming up the fluid on a very cold day. I live further north than you and I run my transmission cooler without a thermostat and have no problems at all. I attached a link to the right that has our return policy for you to check out as well.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2001 Jeep Wrangler
  • We offer several transmission coolers that will work on your 2001 Jeep Wrangler. The most popular one is the Derale Transmission Cooler part # D13503. This should do a great job keeping your transmission fluid cool. To make the install easier you might also be interested in the fittings part # HH41412 so that you don't have to cut or flair any lines. We do not offer any that would relocate your transmission filter though. I attached a coupler helpful links to the right that you should...
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  • Can Manual Transmissions Have Transmission Coolers Installed on Them
  • Manual transmissions do not need a transmission cooler, nor would there be an efficient way to install one.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2000 Nissan Quest
  • Transmission (and oil) coolers are not vehicle-specific so you can use the largest and most-efficient unit that will fit into the space you have available to install it. I suggest you read through the linked articles which will give you plenty of excellent background information on coolers themselves and their installation. An excellent choice in a transmission cooler for your Quest is the Derale # D13503 which is an efficient Class III plate-fin type. This cooler is shown in the linked...
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  • Will Transmission Cooler Resolve Mixed Coolant Issues On A 2005 Nissan Frontier
  • Any of the transmission coolers we sell are designed more as a supplemental cooler that is meant to augment the factory transmission cooler portion of the radiator, not replace it entirely. If you are having the common problem with the radiator leaking causing the engine coolant contaminating the transmission fluid, your best bet would be to have the original radiator replaced. Nissan has extended the factory warranties on radiators on 2005-2010 Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra models....
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  • How to Determine Which Transmission Line is the Return Line for Installing a Transmission Cooler
  • The method we use to determine the correct line to install a transmission cooler on is pretty simple. You want to install the cooler on the return line. To determine which line is the return line you will want to start with your truck totally cooled off. Start the truck and put it in drive, apply the brakes firmly and then apply the accelerator slightly so that the rpms climb. Put the truck back in park and shut it off. Now go out and feel the two lines leaving the radiator. The cooler...
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  • Troubleshooting the Transmission on 2005 Nissan Pathfinder
  • I would recommend that you see a certified mechanic to check out the transmission and find the problem. A transmission cooler will probably not fix the issue of the transmission overheating.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 with 5.3L
  • For your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 with 5.3L engine the transmission cooler I suggest is the Derale # D13504. This is a high-efficiency Class IV cooler specifically designed for Chevrolet Silverados with late-model electronic overdrive transmissions. You'll just need to add the Snap-In Radiator Adapter Fitting # D13035. I have linked two videos to illustrate the cooler and demonstrate its installation.
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  • How To Pick Out a Transmission Cooler for a 2008 Ford F-150
  • If you can fit a bigger transmission cooler than the part # D13502 then I would recommend you do that. Realistically, you can't go too big when it comes to transmission coolers. The biggest one you can fit will be your best option. The part # D13502 measures 11" Wide x 7-1/4" tall x 7/8" deep. If that's the biggest you can fit then I'd go with this one. Otherwise I'd look into a bigger one like the part # D13504 that measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. I attached an install video...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Tacoma, Is Additional Fluid Required
  • When you install a supplemental transmission cooler you will need to add fluid because, like you said, the cooler holds a bit of fluid. Also, because you tend to lose a bit of fluid during the install process. To determine what kind of fluid you would need to use you can check your owner's manual. Or, if you go to an auto parts store they can look it up for your. From the research I did it looks like you will need to use Toyota ATV WS but you will need to verify this. I attached an...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a Hot Rod with a 454 BBC and Turbo 400 Transmission
  • A lot depends on how much power you plan on producing with that big block and how big of a stall you are planning on using. Some stock 454's aren't crazy powerful, whereas others like the LS6 are very powerful. With that being said I would go with the absolute biggest cooler you can fit. Also, stacked plate coolers are the most efficient style so I would lean towards one of those as well. For example, the stacked plate cooler part # D13403 would do an excellent job for you so I would...
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  • Would a Transmission Cooler Help a 2009 Dodge Caliber that Whines After Warming Up on Hills
  • Transmission coolers do an excellent job keeping the transmission fluid cool to prevent damage from happening, but if your transmission already has problems it won't fix the issue. Your best option would be to take your vehicle to a qualified transmission repair shop and let them diagnose the noise your vehicle has. Once the problem is addressed I would then recommend installing a transmission cooler to prevent future problems as heat is the number one killer of transmissions. The...
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  • Transmission On 2013 Ford Escape Is Overheating When Being Flat-Towed
  • I checked out the owner's manual for a 2013 Ford Escape and looked at the section about flat-towing, (recreational towing) in the manual. Per the manual it states that it is not to be flat-towed or it would run the risk of damaging the transmission. This applies to both the 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive Escapes. Installing a transmission cooler like part # D13502 would only help cool the transmission fluid when the engine is running and the fluid is moving through the system. ...
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  • Combination Transmission and Oil Cooler for a 1996 GMC C/K Series 1500 with 5.7 Liter 350
  • Transmission coolers/oil coolers are not vehicle specific so you can install # D15903 on your 1996 GMC C/K series truck with the 5.7 liter as long as it has an automatic transmission. This combination cooler does have the proper thread type for the oil filter on a GMC truck. But for the transmission cooler part I recommend adding fitting # D13035 so you will not have to cut and flare any transmission lines. With these items you will not need anything else for the installation. I have...
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  • Why Route Transmission Fluid First Through the Factory Cooler then Through Supplemental Cooler
  • The factory transmission cooler in most vehicles is integrated into the radiator. What this does is actually warm the cooler to the temperature of the radiator. A supplemental cooler does not touch the radiator so it will actually stay cooler than the factory cooler. So if you were to run the fluid through the supplemental cooler first you would cool the fluid and then once it went through the factory cooler it would warm back up to a certain extent. So the best way to route the cooler...
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  • Where to Install the Derale Atomic-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit # D13950 on a Truck
  • What's great about a remote cooler with a fan like the Derale Atomic-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit # D13950 that you referenced is that it can basically install wherever it will fit since the fan will provide all of the necessary airflow to cool the fluid. Here is what Derale says about mounting location for this cooler: The purpose of a remote mount cooler is to be able to mount the cooler away from the front of the vehicle therefore not blocking airflow to the radiator/condenser....
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F150 with V6
  • We do not offer a fitting similar to what you have on your 2005 Ford F-150 that would allow you to simply press in to the radiator and clip in. You might need to cut and flare the hard lines of the transmission return lines to install the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets # D13504. I attached a review video, install video, plus an FAQ on transmission cooler for you to check out as well.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2002 Acura TL
  • The coolers that we carry are meant to be supplemental coolers. The factory cooler on many vehicles (with the exception of some trucks, SUVs, and vehicles with factory tow packages) is located inside the radiator. So to replace that cooler you would have to replace the radiator. Using a cooler such as # D13503 on your 2002 Acura TL will provide additional cooling above and beyond what the factory cooler is capable of. The fluid will go from the transmission, to the factory cooler, then...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation For 2008 Chevrolet Uplander
  • Since transmission coolers are not vehicle specific, we recommend getting the biggest cooler that will fit in the available space. The transmission cooler you referenced in your question may work well for you 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13502 measures 11 inches wide x 7-1/4 inches tall x 7/8inch deep. This cooler is designed for vehicles with electronic overdrive transmissions and will help prolong the life of your transmission....
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  • Mounting a Supplemental Transmission Cooler on a 2003 GMC Yukon or 2004 Chevy Tahoe
  • The top of the cooler # D13504 is not attached to anything because for this application it didn't need to be. But if you perform a similar installation you would just use the button fasteners that are included. They are similar to wire ties and will go through the cooler and the condenser and/or radiator behind the cooler and fasten around the back. Take a look at the video linked to the right. Fast forward to about the 3 minute and 10 second mark where he talks about the fasteners. I have...
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