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  • Thermostat Recommendation for the Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler with Fan # FLX4190
  • If you wanted the Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler # FLX4190 to run all the time you would run the power and ground wires of the fan to a power source and ground. The preferred method is to use a thermostat like part # D18735 so that it only comes on when the temperatures get above 165 degrees.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 1997 Mercury Villager
  • There are 3 common locations for a transmission cooler on a vehicle. You can check them all to see which has the most space. The most efficient location is in front of the AC condenser . The next most efficient is between the condenser and the radiator. And the least efficient is behind the radiator. Cooler # D13502 will take up little space. It is 11 inches across, 7-1/4 inches tall, and 7/8 of an inch deep. You can check those three locations mentioned above to see which has enough...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For A 2006 Ford Explorer 4.6L V8
  • Generally speaking, the best transmission cooler to use would be the largest one you have available space for behind the grill and in front of the radiator. The largest available cooler we have as a confirmed fit for your vehicle is the Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler part # FLX4126. This cooler comes with everything needed for installation except the vehicle specific transmission cooler line fitting part # D13024 and part # D13025. This cooler will work well with your vehicle...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8 323 Cubic Inch Engine
  • For your 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, I think you are on the right track with the # FLX41236, you asked this question from. It is 20" wide x 10" tall x 3/4" deep. For your specific application, I recommend a plate-fin cooler like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class IV - Efficient, # D13504. This plate-fin style provides increased surface area for the plates to cool faster. This transmission cooler has the turbulator technology that agitates...
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  • Do Transmission Coolers and Thermostats Come with Install Instructions
  • Our transmission coolers and thermostats do come with generic installation instructions but they are not-vehicle specific so for your 2013 Ford Edge they would not walk you step-by-step how to perform the install. The transmission cooler with fan part # FLX4190 that you referenced does need the thermostat control part # D18735 so turn it off and on at a preset temperature.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 3/8 Inch Hoses on 2002 Ford Excursion 6.8L
  • For your 2002 Ford Excursion 6.8, I recommend the Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler - Tube and Fin - Barbed Fitting - Class V # FLX4126. This is a tube-fin cooler that has turbulators inside tubes for superior heat transfer. It is 20 inches wide, 10 inches tall, and 3/4 inches deep. This kit comes with the hoses, fittings, and nylon nuts and bolts for mounting. I also recommend the Cooler Guard for Flex-a-lite 10" x 20" Transmission Cooler # FLX4126G. The included mounts attach...
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2009 Chevy Suburban Towing a 4,600 Pound Travel Trailer
  • For your 2009 Chevy Suburban I recommend a highly efficient supplemental cooler since your fluid temperature did get pretty high. Take a look at Flex-a-lite cooler # FLX4126. This is a Class V rated cooler meaning that it offers substantial additional cooling to help keep the fluid temperature down to a safer range. I have linked a video review of this cooler for you. I have also included a helpful link to our article on transmission coolers for you.
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  • Installation of the Flex-A-Lite Transmission Cooler on a 1999 Dodge Ram With 5.9 L Gas Engine
  • The barbed adapters of the Flex-A-Lite Transmission Cooler, # FLX4126, are mads to fit 3/8 inch transmission hose that is included in the transmission cooler kit. I contacted Flex-A-Light and they told me that this cooler would be acceptable for use on your 1999 Dodge Ram. You will have to use the existing transmission lines to connect to the transmission cooler. These coolers are not direct fit items and some modification may be done to install it into your vehicle.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2005 Nissan Murano
  • For about the same price you would be much better off going with the Derale transmission cooler part # D13502 as it is a more efficient style of cooler. It is a plate-fin cooler which does a better job extracting heat than the tube-fin style you mentioned. A transmission cooler is a great insurance policy to prolong the life of a transmission. You definitely want to fix the leak as soon as possible. The difference between the two coolers you mentioned is that the # FLX4112 is 3 inches...
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  • Difference Between Flex a Lite Transmission Cooler FLX4118GMT and FLX41186GMT
  • The picture may not reflect the actual difference but the part # FLX41186GMT uses 6 AN fittings and the # FLX4118GMT uses standard barbed fittings. What's interesting is that the AN fitting of the # FLX41186GMT has a barb attachment on it.
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  • How Are Coolant Lines Run When Installing Transmission Cooler
  • I have attached a drawing that shows how the transmission cooler lines are routed. You have a line that runs from the transmission and sends the hot fluid to the radiator. There is anoth er line that runs from the radiator after it is cooled back to the transmission. When you install a summplemental cooler like part # FLX4118-6 you use the line that normally runs back to the transmission from the radiator and route it to the new cooler. You then run a line from the new cooler back...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2012 Nissan Titan
  • The transmission cooler I recommend for your 2012 Titan is the Flex-A-Lite, part # FLX4126V. This tube and fin cooler is a Class V cooler and has an 8-pass configuration. You will need to make sure you have the room for this cooler that measures 20-inches wide, 10-inches tall and 3/4-inch deep. This cooler comes with a guard to help prevent damage to the outside fins of the cooler.
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  • Installation Of Transmission Cooler With -6 AN Fittings On 2005 Chevy Silverado With 6.6L V8 Diesel
  • -6 AN fittings are a specific threaded fitting size on GM vehicles. The Flex-a-lite Translife Direct Fit Transmission Cooler - Tube and Fin -6 AN Fitting - Class III, # FLX41186GMT has the specific fitings but also the barb attachment for hose and clamp. On this cooler, the lines attach to the sides of the cooler. This transmission cooler has internal turbulators for superior heat transfer. I've attached an installation video of a similar transmission cooler for you to view.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2014 Ram 1500 With 5.7 Hemi
  • For your 2014 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi, I recommend the 2014 Ram 1500 Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler w/ Guard - Tube and Fin - Barbed Fitting - Class V, # FLX4126V. This cooler is a confirmed fit with 8 pass configuration and overall dimensions of 20 wide x 10 tall x 3/4 inches deep. This cooler has turbulators inside tubes for superior heat transfer. Unfortunately, we do not ship to Saudi Arabia unless you have an FPO or APO address.
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  • Which Lines Are Incoming And Return Line On Flex-a-lite Transmission Cooler For 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Most of the time the line that goes from the transmission to the top of the radiator is the inlet line. The lower line is the return line that goes back to the transmission. The best way to find the inlet line is to check when the vehicle engine is cold. Then start the engine for about 15 seconds. Shut the engine off and touch the lines. The warmer of the two lines is the inlet line to the radiator. The Flex-a-lite Translife Direct Fit Transmission Cooler, part # FLX4118GMT is a Class...
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  • Best Transmission Cooler for a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 6.6L Duramax with Allison Transmission
  • The Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler part # FLX4126V will physically fit your 2009 Chevrolet Silverado with the 6.6L Duramax diesel engine as long as you have 20" wide x 10" tall x 3/4" deep of space in front of your radiator/condenser behind your grill. However, Flex-a-lite does not recommend using one of their coolers with the Allison transmission due to potential loss of pressure. We have confirmed with Derale that the use of their transmission coolers will not create a...
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  • Best Transmission Cooler for a 2012 Jeep Liberty Mounted Between the Condenser and Radiator
  • The best transmission cooler for your 2012 Jeep Liberty will be the largest one in the space you have available. If you are referring to position two as being between the condenser and the radiator, you will need at least 3/4" to do so. I recommend using a tube and fin cooler such as the Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler part # FLX4126 because this transmission cooler has one of the largest overall dimension in addition to the thinnest profile we offer. As long as you have 20" wide...
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  • What is the Temperature Range for Flex-a-lite Temperature Sensor Item # FLX33011
  • The operating temperature for the Flex-a-lite Temperature Sensor Item # FLX33011 is adjustable. The range is 180 degrees to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. The rod that is on the top turns to adjust the temperature at which the fan will turn on. So if you have it set to the lowest setting it will kick the fan on at 180 degrees.
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  • How to Remove the Motor Shaft from a Flex-a-Lite Fan to Replace the Motor
  • I spoke with Flex-a-lite about this and the way they suggest to remove the motor shaft from a fan like # FLX10824 is to wrap your fingers around on the other side of the blades and keep your thumbs on the front side and work it out bit by bit. If this doesn't work another suggesting is to take a small file and lightly file into the grove on top of the motor shaft. There is sometimes a bur inside that grove that you can lightly file away. If you're replacing the motor use # FLX30178...
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  • Available Transmission Coolers for 2013 GMC Yukon with 5.3L V8
  • The supplementary transmission cooler I recommend for your 2013 GMC Yukon with 5.3L V8 is the Class III Derale # D13503, along with the adapter fitting # D13035. This cooler is quite popular among Yukon owners and our customers have rated it highly. It costs less than many other options and you can see an installation of this cooler by clicking on the linked video. We do also have larger Class V Flex-a-Lite transmission coolers for the Yukon, # FLX4126 and # FLX4126V. These coolers are...
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  • Compatibility of the Flex-a-Lite Translife Transmission Cooler on a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Most transmission coolers are universal in application and are intended to be an addition to and not a replacement for any OEM transmission cooler that may be installed on a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado w the Duramax Diesel engine. The With that said, Flex-a-Lite does have a recommendation for a cooler to fit your Silverado. The Flex-a-Lite Translife Direct Fit Transmission Cooler, # FLX4118GMT, is designed to fit 1999 to 2012 GM full size trucks and SUVs. The cooler is designed to provide...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8
  • The most efficient way to cool your vehicle's transmission is by using a remote mounted transmission cooler like the Derale 16-Pass Electra-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler part # D15900 as you will not want an auxiliary cooler blocking airflow to the radiator on your 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The most cost effective way to cool your vehicle's transmission is by using a front mount cooler like the Flex-a-lite Translife Direct Fit Transmission Cooler part # FLX4118GMT as the mounting...
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  • How Does Flex a Lite Cooler part # FLX4126 Mount to Vehicle with Included Hardware
  • The mounting hardware that comes with the Flex a Lite Cooler part # FLX4126 that you referenced is the long black rods that you see in the attached picture. What you do is slide those through the cooler and then also through the radiator of your vehicle and attach them with the anchors on the other side. The rods will push through the fins of the cooler without damaging them and provide a very solid attachment style.
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendations for a 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500 Classic w/Allison Transmission
  • Yes, you can use Flex-A-Lite transmission cooler # FLX4118GMT on your 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500 Classic with the 6.6 diesel and Allison transmission. If your Allison transmission is the A1000 model you could also use a cooler pan, # AFE46-70072. An aftermarket, supplemental cooler like either of the ones above, or both if you wanted, will definitely help keep the transmission fluid temperature down when towing.
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  • Recommended Engine and Transmission Coolers for 2005 Dodge Dakota SLT V8
  • Towing will put an additional heat burden on both your engine cooling system and your transmission. A higher capacity radiator like Flex-a-lite # FLX50064 will certainly drop your engine temp when you're towing with your Dakota, but an easier and less-costly alternative is to simply add a powered fan like the Derale # D18217. Radiator upgrade are usually needed only for extreme applications like racing. This fan is a push or pull type so it can be mounted on the inside of your radiator...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 5.3 Liter
  • The general rule is to keep the transmission fluid at or below 200 degrees Fahrenheit. When towing, especially in the mountains and in summer time, the transmission fluid temperature can increase much higher so adding a supplemental cooler is a good idea. A supplemental cooler can decrease the temperature significantly due to more airflow to the fluid and more capacity (fluid) in the system. The most popular cooler for your 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 is # D13503. But if it were me...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 2012 GMC Savana and Class Definition of Coolers
  • In general the Classes for the transmission cooler just reflect the size and intended "use". So a lower class would be smaller and wouldn't cool quite as well as the larger higher classes. That being said the best option is to go with the largest cooler you can fit in front of your radiator since you really can't over-cool transmission fluid. The part # FLX4190-6 would be a great option for your 2012 GMC Savana 1500 as it has a powered fan too to help pull air through it.
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  • Availability of an Auxiliary Electric Fan That Will Provide Efficient Cooling on a Class C Coach
  • The actual CFM rating that you will need to properly cool you radiator, engine, and other cooling components is relative to your driving situations and habits. The general answer is the higher the CFM then more air will be pushed through the system. Typically, a big block V8 will need 3,400 to 4,500 CFMs to operate efficiently. However, this could be higher depending towing and driving situations. Since your Ford has a V10 engine, I suggest looking at fans with 5,000 CFM and higher to...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler on a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 8.1 L for Towing
  • I recommend going with the Flex-a-lite Cooler # FLX4118GMT that is a direct fit for your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. Even though the hose diameter may be less than your factory cooler the Flex-a-lite is definitely an upgrade. Just the size of the cooling surface alone makes this obvious. You can see a great comparison of the two in the attached video. The video also shows the installation process for you.
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 6.0 Liter Motor
  • For a transmission cooler for your 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 364 motor I recommend going with an efficient cooler (higher class rating) for optimum cooling. Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler w/ Guard - Tube and Fin - Barbed Fitting - Class V Item # FLX4126V is a great option since it has a class V rating meaning it is very efficient. I have linked a video review of this cooler and a link to our informational article on transmission coolers for you. A 5th wheel trailer would...
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