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  • Transmission Cooler for Replacing Factory Cooler of 2004 Honda Pilot
  • To replace the power steering cooler completely I'd go with a much larger option like with the part # D13215 from Derale which measures 11" Wide x 5-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep.
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  • Recommended Power Steering And Transmission Coolers For 2005 Honda Pilot
  • Adding additional coolers to any vehicle helps the vehicle performance and increase the life of the vehicle components like transmissions, and power steering units. You will need to make sure you have the room to install a cooler you choose. Second is the location. For the greatest efficiency mounting the cooler between the vehicle grille and the AC condenser is best. For a power steering cooler I recommend the Derale 4-pass Power Steering Cooler, part # D13212. I have attached a link...
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  • Which Cools Better a 2 or 4 Pass Power Steering Cooler
  • The more times the fluid passes through the heat exchanger of the cooler the more it can be cooled. So the 4 pass part # D13212 would cool better than the 2 pass cooler part # D13213 that you also mentioned. The advantage of the 2 pass cooler would be if there wasn't much room to mount the cooler.
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  • Derale Power Steering Cooler part # D13212 Recommendation for a 2008 Honda Pilot
  • Yes, you could use the Derale Power Steering Cooler part # D13212 as a supplemental power steering cooler for your 2008 Honda Pilot. This cooler could be used as a standalone power steering cooler, or if you have a factory cooler already you could use this in conjunction with that one as well. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Power Steering Cooler Recommendation for 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • We do offer a few different power steering coolers in a few different shapes and cooler styles. The most popular and most efficient will be the part # D13212 which is pretty small at 8-1/8" Wide x 5" tall x 3/4" deep and is a 4 pass cooler which means it will provide great cooling power. I attached an install video on a similar Honda Suv for you to check out as well.
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  • 2001 Jeep GC Laredo I6 Transmission and Power Steering Cooler Recommendation
  • The best way to pick out a transmission cooler for a vehicle is to go with the largest one available that will fit the available space in front of the radiator. The part # D13503 is a very popular option would work well. It measures 11" Wide x 8-3/4" tall x 7/8" deep. The power steering cooler part # D12213 would be a great option as well.
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  • Can Fluid Travel In Either Direction Through Power Steering Cooler # D13213
  • Fluid can travel through either direction of the Power Steering Cooler # D13213 so it would not matter which end you'd end up using as the inlet or the outlet.
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  • Recommendation for Power Steering and Transmission Coolers for a 2000 Honda Odyssey
  • You will need to measure the inner diameter of the lines to see if it will accept the 11/32 hose barbs on the cooler. If not, you may be able to use the Derale 3/8 Inch Hose Barb to 3/8 Inch Hose Barb Fitting, # D98028. It all really depends on what the inner diameter of the OEM hose is. I am fairly certain Honda also recommends a transmission cooler for towing as well. The transmission coolers we have listed for your 2000 Honda Odyssey come with and OEM spec hose and Insta-dapt radiator...
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  • Power Steering Cooler Replacement For 2000 GMC Sonoma
  • You could replace the stock steering cooler in your 2000 GMC Sonoma with a Derale cooler. However, I recommend to make sure you are replacing it with one similar size to the OEM. The Derale 2-Pass Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler - 12-5/8" Wide part # D13200 will provide to most cooling because it is 12-5/8" wide x 2-1/2" tall x 3/4" deep. I have attached the installation instructions for your reference.
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  • Does an Oil Cooler Install on the Supply or Return Lines on a Scag Tire Cub Zero Turn Mower
  • Cooler # D13212 is actually a power steering cooler. It could still be used as an oil cooler but you would have to tap into an oil line somewhere since this cooler does not come with a spin-on or sandwich oil filter adapter. Usually supplemental coolers are installed on the return line. You would only need one cooler the size of which is up to you but we generally say to go with the largest that will fit.
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  • Transmission and Power Steering Cooler Recommendations for a 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • Many car manufacturers will state that a transmission cooler and/or power steering cooler is needed when towing in order to protect the transmission and power steering pump when under load and to be in compliance with warranty requirements. It is always a good idea to use a transmission cooler and power steering cooler when towing, even if the load is a light one. Doing so will extend the life and optimum operating performance of the components. For a transmission cooler, I recommend...
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  • Recommended Power Steering Cooler for 2004 Honda Pilot
  • Pretty much the only time that a power steering cooler would be overkill is if you lived in a cold environment. If you live in a cold environment then you will just want to give your 2004 Honda Pilot a little time to heat up the fluid before driving around. The same can be said for a transmission cooler; you really can't "overcool" it. With that being the case, I say go with the Derale 4-Pass Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler # D13212 over the Derale 2-Pass Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler...
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  • Power Steering Cooler for 2006 Mazda 6
  • For your high-performance vehicle my contact at Derale recommended replacing the leaking power steering cooler with their part # D13200. He indicated that cooler # D13213 is a bit small for your application.
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  • Should the Factory Power Steering Cooler be Bypassed on a GMC Envoy if it is Leaking
  • You will want to fix the leak or replace the stock power steering cooler on your GMC Envoy since it is factory installed and removing it could result in warranty issues down the road. Plus it will help the power steering pump to last longer. Using an aftermarket cooler such as # D13213 is a great idea. It is an inexpensive solution and will continue to help maintain the performance of the power steering system on your Envoy. Technically you could by pass the cooler and not install...
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  • Prolonging Life Of Power Steering Pump When Reservoir is Leaking
  • Running or not running the air conditioning of your 2008 Chevy Trailblazer won't make much of a difference concerning your power steering cooler leak. Your best option is going to be to make sure the reservoir is topped off everyday till you get it fixed so that you don't burn the pump up in the mean time.
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  • Can a Supplemental Power Steering Cooler Be Installed on a 2008 Honda Odyssey with Factory Cooler
  • When installing a power steering cooler like # D13200 on a vehicle that has a factory power steering cooler, the best thing to do is install the supplemental cooler in line with the factory cooler. What you will do is find the return line from the factory cooler that leads back to the power steering pump. The factory return line will run to supplemental cooler # D13200 and then from there back to the pump. I have included a picture showing the direction of flow for you.
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  • Does a Power Steering Cooler have to Be Replaced if it Breaks
  • Most vehicles do not have a power steering cooler but if your 2003 Chrysler Town and Country came with a factory tow package it could have one. Depending on how it broke you would not necessarily have to replace it. But if it is integrated into the pump or bellows and cannot be bypassed then you would need to replace it. If you tow with the van then I do recommend replacing the cooler with an aftermarket one such as # D12213. It will help cool the fluid down from the added stress of towing.
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  • Recommendation and Installation of Power Steering Cooler on 2008 Honda Pilot
  • The installation of a power steering cooler is not that difficult. The hardest part is finding the space to locate the heat exchanger on the vehicle. The cooler is connected to the low pressure line coming from the power steering pump using the included hardware. The choice of power steering cooler for your 2008 Honda Pilot will depend on the amount of room you will have to mount the heat exchanger on your vehicle. The power steering cooler will be installed inline with the power steering...
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  • What Power Steering Cooler Is Recommended On A 2005 Honda Odyssey
  • The choice of power steering cooler for your 2005 Honda Odyssey will depend on the amount of room you will have to mount the heat exchanger on your vehicle. The power steering cooler will be installed inline with the power steering pump and the heat exchanger will need to be located in a position where it can get airflow to help cool the fluid. Since you are installing a transmission cooler also, you will want to make sure you will have room for both the transmission cooler heat exchanger...
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  • Power Steering Cooler Replacement for 2003 Chevy Trailblazer
  • If you wanted to bypass the factory power steering cooler in your 2003 Chevy Trailblazer with the part # D13213 that you referenced you certainly could. The biggest one we offer that would provide the most cooling would be the part # D13200 instead though.
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  • Power Steering Cooler Replacement for 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada
  • I wouldn't recommend bypassing the power steering cooler, since that could lead to more problems down the line. The Derale # D13213 you were looking at would work for you, but because the Oldsmobile Bravada is a little bit bigger vehicle, I recommend going with the Derale Series 7000 Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler # D13211 . The measures 12-7/8" Long x 2-5/8" wide x 1-3/4" deep, which is 4" bigger than the D13213, so it will provide more cooling power. The Universal Plastic Insta-Mount...
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  • Recommended Power Steering Cooler for 2006 Honda Pilot
  • Power steering coolers, like the Derale # D13212, are not vehicle specific. So you can use this cooler, or any one that will fit in the available space under the hood, on your 2006 Honda Pilot. The dimensions of the # D13212 are 8-1/8 inches wide by 5 inches tall by 3/4 inches deep. I have linked all of our power steering coolers along with an installation video of the power steering cooler to this page for your convenience.
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  • Power Steering Cooler Recommendation for an Off-road Rock Crawler
  • Typically, in automotive applications, the addition of a supplemental cooler will drop the fluid temperature around 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep in mind, this is with the cooler mounted directly behind a vehicle grille, receiving good airflow. For your situation, I would recommend a different product. The power steering cooler, # D13310, that you referenced will help, but the lack of airflow will probably not give you the results you are looking for. Instead, I recommend looking...
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  • Does My Vehicle Need a Power Steering Cooler
  • Depending on the vehicle and the driving conditions the vehicle is put under sometimes a power steering cooler is needed, and other times it is not. If when you are driving for an extended period of time you feel the steering wheel get more difficult to turn or it starts to strain then a cooler would be a great choice. Or, if you plan on doing any type of road course racing with the vehicle where the steering will be put under more strain than average daily driving. If the power steering...
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  • Why Would a Vehicle Need a Power Steering Cooler
  • Any time a vehicle is not moving or if there is extra weight in the vehicle or because the vehicle is towing it makes it harder for the power steering components to do their job (because of the extra weight or lack of motion). This extra stress produces heat which can damage the power steering pump and break down its fluid. Some vehicles like those made by Toyota require a power steering cooler when towing. Consult the owners manual to confirm for any vehicle. Power steering units don't...
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  • Power Steering Cooler Recommendation for a 1985 Ford F-250 with a 460 Engine
  • The choice of a power steering cooler for your 1985 Ford F250 will be primarily dependent on how much room you have near the power steering pump and how much airflow you can get to that area to help the cooler lower the temperatures of the power steering fluid. Typically coolers are mounted in front of the radiator, so I would recommend you measure how much room you have in front of the radiator and pick a cooler that will fit those dimensions. Most likely you will need to cut and flare...
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  • #D13212 Oil Cooler Recommendation for a Hydrostatic Drive Scag Lawnmower
  • I spoke with my contact at Derale, and he informed me that the Derale 4-Pass Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler, part # D13212, does not have turbulators in the tubes. I also asked him if this would work on the hydraulic system of your Scag lawn mower, and he said that the # D13212 would work as it is pressure tested to 350 psi. I attached a link to a transmission cooler FAQ page below that you might find informative also.
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  • What is the PSI Rating for Derale Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler D13309
  • I spoke with my contact at Derale and found out that power steering cooler # D13309 is rated for 250 psi.
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  • Value of Installing a Power Steering Cooler on 2005 Honda Odyssey That Will Not be Used to Tow
  • There is almost always a value in reducing the operating temperatures of the fluids in a vehicle. This is particularly true when it will bear the burden of towing, but it remains true for vehicles like yours that will not tow a trailer. The climate in your area may also play a role in determining the merits of a power steering, oil or transmission fluid cooler. In areas with high outside temperatures, fluid coolers are often considered essential by many drivers. I have included a link to...
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  • Power Steering Cooler Recommendation for a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
  • I had a power steering fluid leak on my car and it ended up being a hose issue that was covered under a recall. This may be something you can look into by calling a dealer and asking about open recalls on your year and model Ram. If you do need to replace the cooler I would go with something larger like the Derale 4-Pass Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler, # D13212. For the most efficiency in cooling, mount the cooler in front of the A/C condenser core in front of the radiator.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 3.7L V6
  • Most towing packages will come with transmission coolers, I would recommend you just get one of those for now as most vehicle engines and power steering systems do not overheat when towing within the towing capacity listed for the vehicle. For a transmission cooler I would recommend you get the largest cooler that will fit in front of the radiator. You will need to measure the area in front of your radiator to see what would fit. I attached a page that has all of the recommended coolers...
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  • Power Steering Cooler Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Truck with a 7.3L Motor
  • The larger the cooler the more cooling you will get out of it. If you are doing a lot of towing or carrying weight in the bed or even using a snow plow a large cooler would be a good idea. The cooler you selected is a good choice but for the kit use # D13212. It includes mounting hardware, hose clamps, and hose. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Are Power Steering Coolers Designed to Fit Specific Vehicles
  • Power steering coolers are not designed or made to fit specific vehicles, and though the Derale 4-Pass Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler # D13212 with 11/32" hose barb inlets is very likely to work, we do not have access to the specific fittings for your 2013 Ford Expedition or any other vehicle. The only way to do this for sure is to place a quick call to your local Ford dealer, who should be able to give you this information.
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  • Recommended Power Steering Cooler for a 1996 Ford Contour
  • We do not have any custom-fit power steering coolers for your 1996 Ford Contour, but if you could provide the diameter and style of your inlets, as well as how much room you have to mount the cooler, I would be better able to make a suggestion for you. The choice of a power steering cooler is going to depend on how much room you have near the power steering pump, and also how much airflow you can get into that area in order to assist the cooler in lowering the temperatures of your...
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  • Power Steering Cooler # D12200 Recommendation for a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
  • We do not have any vehicle specific power steering coolers for your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500, but if you could provide the diameter and style of your inlets, as well as how much room you have to mount the cooler, I would be better able to make a suggestion for you. The choice of a power steering cooler is going to depend on how much room you have near the power steering pump, and also how much airflow you can get into that area in order to assist the cooler in lowering the temperatures of...
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  • Derale Power Steering Cooler Recommendation for a Honda Pilot
  • If you are looking for a heavy duty power steering cooler I would go for a Derale 4-Pass Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler # D13212 over the Derale Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler # D13310 that you referenced as the # D13212 is a four pass cooler that would have more cooling power than the # D13310. Either cooler would work on your Honda Pilot, but the # D13212 would have more cooling power and I would consider it heavier duty.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7L V6
  • The first wiring harness that will need to be installed on your 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7L V6 is the Tow Ready T-One Wiring Harness, # 118394. This wiring harness will tee into the Jeeps tail light wiring directly behind the tail light assemblies. I have attached the installation instructions as well as an installation video on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee for you to check out. If the trailer has a 7-way blade style connector, then I would recommend using the Installation Kit, # ETBC7....
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  • Oil Cooler for Use on a Motorcycle
  • Engine oil gets much hotter than power steering fluid so a power steering cooler such as # D13310 would not do much of anything to cool the oil on a motorcycle. Additional parts would also be needed so I do not recommend it. For an oil cooler something such as # D15505 would work much better and actually cool the oil.
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  • Power Steering Cooler Recommendation for a 2006 Chevy Impala
  • Yes, a power steering cooler like the Derale Cooler part # D13200 would be a great choice for your 2006 Chevy Impala if your current fluid is getting too hot and affecting how the power steering is performing. Coolers like this cut back on heat related pump failures and will extend the life of the pump.
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  • Should 1990 Jeep Wrangler YJ for Trails Use Power Steering Cooler
  • It can't hurt to install a power steering cooler on your trailer Jeep Wrangler. Some vehicles don't ever really need them and it doesn't' really help to install them but it won't affect anything negatively. If your steering wheel doesn't get harder to turn after hitting the trails pretty hard or make any whining noise you probably won't see much of a benefit. For the price and potential benefit a cooler like the part # D12213 would be cheap insurance.
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  • Can a Leaking Power Steering Cooler be Bypassed Until a New Cooler Can be Installed on a Ram 1500
  • You will need to have a cooler that the fluid goes through in order to keep the temperature down. If you do not then the power steering pump will overheat, which is basically the worst thing for it, and lead to damage. In this case a leaking cooler is better than no cooler. If the leak is at a hose or fitting you may be able to temporarily stop the leak using an appropriate product for the leak location. You may be able to stop the leak temporarily using a power steering fluid with...
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  • Power Steering Cooler for a 2007 Honda Odyssey
  • Power steering coolers, including # D13310, are not vehicle specific. So you can use this cooler, or any one that will fit in the available space under the hood, on your 2007 Honda Odyssey!
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  • Oil, Transmission and Power Steering Cooler Recommendations for 2003 Acura MDX
  • Yes, the aftermarket coolers we sell will provide comparable performance to dealer-installed supplementary coolers. The oil, transmission and power steering coolers we offer are intended to supplement, but not to replace, the standard OEM equipment on a passenger vehicle when it is faced with the demands of towing. The good news is that we offer a number of combination coolers, ones that feature dual cores to allow two different fluids to be cooled simultaneously within one common housing....
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  • Is Derale Tube-Fin Power Sterring Cooler Made with Copper
  • These particular Derale Tube-Fin Coolers, part # D13309 and part # D13212, are copper tube with aluminum fin construction. Most of the coolers available will use copper and aluminum. Copper is used because it has excellent heat transfer abilities so it can transfer heat easily to aluminum which has excellent heat dissipation properties. Stainless does not transfer or dissipate heat as well. Derale does offer some all aluminum coolers where both the tubes and fins are made of aluminum...
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  • Recommend Derale Aluminum Tube Fin Transmission Cooler For a Snowmobile
  • We do have all aluminum coolers available, they are the 6000 series coolers from Derale. Checkout the Derale Dyno-Cool Tube-Fin, part # D12901, which is an all aluminum cooler. The # D12901 cooler measures 13 inches wide, 5 inches tall, and is 3/4 inches thick. You will need to measure to see if you will have room on your snowmobile to mount the cooler. We do not have an aluminum tube fin cooler as small as the Derale # D13212 cooler that you referenced. For other aluminum coolers...
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  • Power Steering Recommendations for a 2006 Chevy Impala with a 3.9 liter Engine
  • The choice of power steering cooler for your 2006 Chevy Impala will depend on the amount of room you will have to mount the heat exchanger on your vehicle. The power steering cooler will be installed inline with the power steering pump and the heat exchanger will need to be located in a position where it can get airflow to help cool the fluid. For your vehicle, I would recommend either the Derale 2-Pass Power Steering Cooler, # D13200, that you referenced which allows the fluid to pass...
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  • Power Steering Cooler Recommendation for a Dodge Ram 2500 Van
  • For as big of a vehicle as you have I would go with a 4 pass cooler like the part # D13212 that comes with an install kit. This cooler measures 8-1/8" Wide x 5" tall x 3/4" deep. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Power Steering Cooler For Use With Farm Tractor
  • My recommendation for your farm tractor is to make this easy for you because the unique fitting issues are already in play. I suggest using the Derale 4-Pass Tube-Fin Power Steering Cooler - 8-1/8" Wide, # D13212, which uses hose barb inlets and hose clamps. This kit comes with 4 feet of 11/32 inch rubber hose with all the necessary mounting hardware for a vehicle. Whether you go with the # D13309 or the # D13212, this is not a typical application, so some custom fittings will be needed....
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  • Will Power Steering Cooler # D12200 Fit a 2003 Dodge Ram
  • Power steering coolers are not vehicle specific so you can use cooler # D12200 on your 2003 Dodge Ram. The cooler comes with installation hardware and an OEM hose.
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  • Troubleshooting Power Steering Pump Cavitation When In Cold Weather
  • Power steering pump cavitation in cold weather is common when the power steering fluid needs to be flushed and the filter of the pump needs to be cleaned. The fluid gets thicker when cold so that is why it is more likely to first start happening when cold outside. Cavitation is defined as whining from the pump and a difficult to turn steering wheel.
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  • Power Steering Cooler Recommendation for a 2000 Mazda B3000 Pickup
  • Power Steering coolers are not vehicle specific items, so any cooler that fits in front of the radiator or air conditioning condenser on your 2000 Mazda B3000 Pickup would be a good choice. The larger the cooler is the better it will perform so I recommend getting the largest cooler that will fit easily. Measuring is required. The Derale Power Steering Cooler, item # D12213, would be a good choice and you will need an area at least 9-1/8 inches Wide x 2-1/2 inches tall x 3/4 inches deep...
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