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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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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.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 2011 Chevrolet Suburban

Today on our 2011 Chevy Suburban, we'll be installing the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler, part number D13503. To gain access to the front of the vehicle near the radiator, we're going to remove the front clip. To do this, there are multiple fasteners along the top edge of the front clip. We'll go ahead and remove those first. Next, we'll move to the wheel well where there are multiple push pin and screw-in fasteners to remove. Now, we'll go ahead and get underneath the vehicle where we'll have several more fasteners that need to be removed.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Today on our 2004 Chevy Trailblazer we'll be installing the Durale Series 8000 Plate-fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part number D13503. Before we can begin installing the cooler, we'll fist need to go ahead and gain accessto the front radiator and/or A/C cooler. To do this we'll go ahead and remove the frontbumper cover and the grille. Starting with the front bumper cover underneath, we'll goahead and remove the two fasteners here on the driver's side, securing the bumpercover to the bumper structure. We've got a push-pin fastener we'll remove first andthen a bolt. Now we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger's side.Next we have four push-pin fasteners located near the license plate bracket that willneed to be removed.


Transmission Cooler Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Uplander

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Uplander well be installing the Derale transmission cooler kit with barbed inlets part number d13502. Well begin the installation by removing the under carriage air dam. There are four bolts holding it on. After removing it well undo the clips holding the wiring harness here to move it out of the way. You can then see the two transmission oil cooler lines running on the inside of the radiator. Well now move underneath the hood here on top.


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Transmission Coolers Questions and Answers

  • Replacement Fan for Derale Hyper-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler # D13960
  • The motor by itself is not available for Derale Hyper-Cool transmission cooler # D13960. You would need the complete fan assembly # D16618.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2013 Chevy Silverado w/ 5.3L Engine
  • Unless you live in a climate with very cold weather, the conventional wisdom says that you can't over cool a transmission. We typically recommend that folks choose the biggest cooler that will fit the space available. Since the best spot to install a cooler is directly behind the vehicle grille in front of the radiator and a/c condenser, you'll want to measure the available space to see how much room is available. The Derale # D13503 measures 11W x 8-3/4T x 7/8D, which would be plenty...
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  • Recommended Derale Transmission Cooler for 2005 Chevy Venture Towing 1700 lb Tent Trailer
  • As a first step, you'll want to consult your owners manual to ensure you're not exceeding the towing or cargo capacity of your van. When choosing a transmission cooler, you'll usually want to choose the largest cooler that will fit in the space available (unless you live in a very cold climate.) The ideal spot to mount a cooler is directly behind the grille, in front of the radiator and a/c condenser. The # D13503 is a bit larger, and if you have the room to accommodate it's 11x8-3/4x7/8...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 1999 Ford F-250 with 7.3 Diesel
  • Transmission coolers are universal fit 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 the largest available cooler like Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13504, is a good choice, because you cannot over-cool a transmission. I attached an FAQ article on transmission coolers for you to check out also.
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  • Compatibility of Derale # D13950 Atomic-Cool Remote Mount Transmission Cooler with 2012 Yukon XL.
  • As long as you have the available space in the area where you want to install the cooler, you can certainly use the # D13950 Atomic Cool Transmission Cooler on your 2012 Yukon. Keeping the transmission cool when you're moving in stop-and-go traffic is exactly what this particular cooler is designed for. The # D13035 you already have is the recommended fitting. You'll want to install the cooler in the return line heading back to the transmission, whether that line's coming from the radiator...
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  • Fluid Cooling Options for 2008 Chrysler Town and Country
  • We do offer oil, transmission and power steering coolers that are suitable for your 2008 Chrysler Town and Country. There are also dual-core combination coolers that can handle cooling of two separate fluids within one housing. These coolers are not vehicle-specific so essentially you can use a large a cooler as you can find space for it. We do not offer OEM replacement or aftermarket upgraded radiators. Coolers are labeled with a Class rating; the higher the Class the better the cooling...
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  • Selecting Transmission Cooler for 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L V8 Towing 4000-lb Trailer
  • Most transmission and oil coolers are not vehicle-specific (apart from the few pan types that are vehicle-specific) and so you can install as large a cooler as you have space for it. You cannot over cool transmission fluid so the largest most-efficient one that will fit is the way to go. The two linked articles will give you plenty of background on the types offered and installation guidance as well. I suggest the efficient Class IV Derale # D13504 that you referenced. Along with this...
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  • Transmission Cooler for 2014 Honda Pilot EX
  • The 2014 Honda Pilot is part of the second generation of this vehicle (starting in 2009) and so will share transmission cooler fits with the 2013 model year's 3.5L V6 engine. The link provided will let you see all, which include up to Class III-rated coolers. Since you cannot over-cool tranny fluid you can choose as large a cooler as you can find space to mount it, such as the Derale # D13503 is a Class III cooler. The linked articles will give you plenty of background on cooler types...
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2008 Ford F-150 4.2 Liter Towing 5,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The most popular cooler for towing capacities of around 5,000 pounds is # D13504. This cooler is 11 inches wide, 12 inches tall, and 7/8 inches deep. Provided you have space for a cooler, and on a 2008 Ford F-150 you surely do, this cooler will work great for you. I have linked a video review of the cooler, the instructions, and a help article on coolers.
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  • Can Derale Hyper-Cool Extreme Remote Cooler # D15876 be Used as an Engine Oil Cooler
  • Yes, you can use the Derale Hyper-Cool Extreme Remote Cooler # D15876 as an engine oil cooler. You just need the proper kit to complete the installation. Kit # D15752 may work for you. It fits engine filter threads sizes 3/4"-16, 13/16"-16, 18 mm x 1.5, 20 mm x 1.5 mm, or 22 mm x 1.5 mm. The Adapter Plate and O-ring are designed to fit vehicles with a 3 1/2” filter landing. Primarily 1963-2007 GM SB & BB V-8 engines. If you can tell me the year, make, and model of the vehicle and the...
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  • Transmission Oil Cooler Recommendation For 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
  • Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific, but there are some that are recommended for your 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. I recommend a cooler with a fan like part # D13750. This allows you the option to mount the cooler anywhere in the engine compartment you have room and will guarantee you always have airflow. For the cooler with fan I recommend the Derale Premium In-Line Fan Control Thermostat, part # D35025. This in-line thermostat determines if additional cooling airflow is needed...
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  • Combination Oil and Transmission Cooler for a 2004 Nissan Frontier
  • Coolers are not vehicle specific so you will be able to install the Derale combination cooler # D15230 in your 2004 Nissan Frontier. You will just need the proper installation kits. Use # D15752 for the oil cooler portion and # D13006 for the transmission cooler portion. Since the cooler has its own fan it can be mounted anywhere there is space for it. The overall dimensions of the cooler are 12-3/4" wide x 7-5/8" tall x 3-3/4" deep.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2006 ford F150 5.4 with the Tow Package
  • You are on the right track, installing a supplemental transmission cooler to go along with the factory cooler to maximize the cooling of the transmission fluid is a great idea to prolong the life of your transmission. The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit # D13504 would work great. To make installation easier on your 2006 Ford F-150 you would also want the Derale Radiator Adapter Fittings # D13025. This will thread into the radiator and on the outlet line to provide...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2006 Nissan Frontier towing a Trailer
  • What I would recommend you do is find the biggest cooler that will fit in the available space in front of your radiator and install it along with the factory cooler of your 2006 Nissan Frontier. This way you will maximize the cooling of your transmission fluid. The Derale Cooler part # D13501 is 11" Wide x 5-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. I attached an FAQ article on transmission coolers as well as an install video for you to check out also. For a hitch I would recommend the Hidden Hitch...
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  • Engine Oil Cooler Recommendation for a 2001 Jaguar XKR with Leaking Factory Cooler
  • The Derale 10-Row, High-Performance, Stacked-Plate Cooler # D51010 could work for you, but since we do not have a fitting like the ones on your current oil cooler you will need to cut the metal lines and use the rubber line part # D13016 with the Derale -10 AN Female Barb Fitting # D98203. The mounting bracket dimensions this cooler was designed to fit is 12-1/4 inches wide. Hopefully your bracket is the same and it will bolt right up.
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Diesel with Allison Transmission
  • You would not want to replace the factory cooler with a supplemental cooler. Since your 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 has the Allison transmission (A1000 transmission) then I recommend the pan cooler, # AFE46-70072. The airflow under the truck will cool the fluid. There are aluminum fins inside the pan that transfer the heat to the outside fins. This, the extra 4 quart capacity, and the air flow under the truck will aid in cooling the fluid. There are currently no other cooler recommendations...
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  • Can a Transmission Cooler be Installed Vertically Instead of Horizontally
  • Yes, the core in Derale transmission cooler # D13403 can be mounted so that the lines enter and exit from the side rather than the top. There is enough pressure in the lines to push the fluid through no matter how you choose to mount it! I have linked the installation instructions for you.
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  • What Transmission Cooler and Installation Kit for 1997 Ford F-350 7.3L V8 Power Stroke Diesel
  • We have several options in transmission coolers for your 1997 F-350 7.3L V8 Power Stroke diesel and all can be seen on the link provided. Coolers are not vehicle-specific so you can use as large a cooler as you have space to mount it. The linked articles will give you plenty of useful guidance about placement that will guide your choice. If your truck uses 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch NPT trans-line type fittings you will need to use install kit # D13014; if it uses 1/2-inch-20 partial thread...
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2002 Ford Super Duty with 7.3 Liter Turbo Diesel
  • The optimum transmission fluid temperature is between 160 and 200 degrees. Factory coolers are usually adequate at best. Since transmission fluid cannot be over-cooled adding a supplemental cooler is a good idea. I recommend going with a larger cooler for your truck since you are likely going to have the space for it and because a larger cooler will be more efficient. Cooler # D13504 is the most popular option. I also reocmmend fitting # D13025 to avoid having to cut and flare lines....
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  • Can a Derale Hyper-Cool Transmission Cooler Replace Factory Cooler on a 1998 Ford Explorer
  • You could install the Derale Hyper-Cool transmission cooler # D15960 in place of the factory cooler on your 1998 Ford Explorer. You would have to plug the radiator where the current inlet and outlet locations are for the factory cooler. You may want to replace the transmission lines because if they are wearing out that could be the source of the leak and you would have the same issue with the Derale cooler. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the cooler for you.
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