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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for Ford F-150 with EcoBoost
  • That's a pretty heavy trailer for your truck so you would want to go with the a larger transmission cooler like the part # D13504 which measures 11" Wide x 12" tall x 7/8" deep. As long as you have room for it in front of your radiator it would do a great job. Be sure that you aren't exceeding the towing capacities of your truck though as well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 suggestion 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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  • Comparing CFM Output of Stock Electric Fan in 2011 Ford Escape V6 and Flex-a-lite Electric Fans
  • I did a little research and it looks like the stock fan in a 2011 Ford Escape is 500 to 650 cubic feet per minute. Flex-a-lite fan # FLX412 puts out 2,500 cubic feet per minute but draws much more power, 22 amps. The electric fans we sell are universal items so you have to go by the dimensions of the item and compare that to the available space in the vehicle's engine compartment. Keep in mind this is a puller fan meaning that it goes between the radiator and motor and pulls air through...
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  • Will the Flex-a-lite # FLX4110 Fit a 2012 Nissan Altima
  • Yes, the Flex-a-lite # FLX4110 will fit your 2012 Nissan Altima but you will need to do some measuring to find out where the best place to install it is. I have attached some helpful articles on transmission coolers for additional information about coolers and where to install them for you to check out.
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  • 2100 CFM Derale Electric Cooling Fan
  • I contacted TPI Corporation in Tennessee for information about the fan part 20-3114 and I was advised that this item is not one of their valid part numbers. However, we do have a Derale fan that might work well for you, their 2-Speed 2100-CFM High Output 14-Inch electric fan # D18214 which fits your available space dimensions. All fans appear on the linked page and dimensions are provided in the specs to help you select your best option.
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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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  • What Gauge Wire is Used on the Flex-a-lite 40 Amp Fuse Holder Part # FLX30357K
  • The Flex-a-lite 40 Amp Fuse Holder part # FLX30357K uses a 10 AWG wire and yes, the 40 amp fuse included with the kit can be replaced with a 30 amp fuse. However, you will need to purchase the 30 amp fuse separately as we do not sell them. The fuse holder also comes with a butt connector and ring terminal. I have attached a review video of the fuse holder for you as well.
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  • Towing a Coleman Santa Fe 2000 with a 2015 Kia Sorento
  • The towing capacity on a 2015 Kia Sorento typically ranges between 1,650 to 3,500 lbs. (please confirm with your owners manual). If you are towing within the towing capacity listed in your owners manual it should not void the warranty. The advantages to having a brake controller is smooth quick braking and less wear on both vehicle and trailer brakes. But it will not raise the towing capacity. The best brake controller to go with is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller #...
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  • Electric Fan Recommendation for 2001 Chevy 2500HD with 6.0L V8 Gas Engine
  • For a truck with as big of an engine as your 2001 Chevy Silverado with a 6.0 liter engine that is going to be towing a trailer you'd want to go with a fan setup that pulls more CFM than the # FLX116 which moves 2,215 CFM. That's basically the bare minimum CFM recommended for a small block V8 so for your truck with a larger small block that's towing you'd want more like 3,000 CFM like the Flex a Lite # FLX180.
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  • Is the Flex-a-lite Fan Spacer Kit Required on a 289 Windsor Ford Engine
  • The 14" Belt Driven Radiator Flex Fan part FLX1314 is a universal belt driven puller fan that is designed to work on a variety of applications. As long as the bolt pattern on your water pump has 4 bolt holes ranging from 1-5/8" - 2-1/8" apart, the above fan should work for you. Unfortunately, there would be no way for me to tell if your application would require a spacer or not. You would need to visually inspect how far out the water pump pulley extends and compare that distance to...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring that Keeps Blowing Fuse on Truck
  • If you know what circuit on the trailer is causing the fuse to blow on your truck, then you can install the Flex-a-lite 40 Amp Fuse Holder # FLX30357K inline with that circuit wire. With that being said, this won't really fix the issue, as you will still continue to blow the fuse until the short on the trailer wiring is located and repaired. If you have isolated the issue to the trailer side, I recommend closely inspecting the wiring for any damaged or exposed areas. Check the wiring...
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  • Transmission Cooler and Temperature Sensor for 2014 Kia Soul
  • For your 2014 Kia Soul we have the Flex a Lite Transmission Cooler part # FLX4112 which is a fit and would work well for your vehicle. If you wanted a remote mount with a built in fan the part # FLX700032 like what you referenced would be what you'd want. For a transmission fluid gauge the easiest solution will be an Edge Insight Display part # EP84030 installs by plugging into the OBDII port under your dash and taps into the computer of the vehicle and will show you the temperature of...
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  • Which is Better for Cooling Transmission Temperatures Supplemental Cooler or Fan
  • A supplemental transmission cooler like the Derale part # D13503 that you have would do a better job keeping the transmission fluid temperature down over adding a pusher fan to your current setup. Pusher fans aren't quite as efficient as puller fans and at highway speeds sometimes actually interfere with airflow since the wind comes in much harder.
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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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  • 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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  • Electric Fan and Shroud Recommendation for Radiator that Measures 17 by 22 inches
  • The Flex a Lite Fan with Shroud part # FLX180 matches the dimensions of your radiator pretty close at 21-1/2" wide x 17-1/2" tall and can be used as a pusher fan so it would be your best option. It also can flow 3,300 CFM so your engine will be kept very cool.
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  • Recommended Trans Cooler for 2003 Nissan Frontier with Supercharged V6
  • Since you want to completely replace the OEM transmission cooler in your 2003 Nissan Frontier I suggest you go for a fan-powered Class V unit like # D15900 from Derale. Fan-powered coolers cool your transmission fluid at all times, even if you are standing still. If you do any amount of low-speed off-roading then this type of cooler is a better choice. It will, like the OEM radiator's coolant fluid, lower the transmission temperature even when you are not moving. Since your engine is supercharged,...
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  • Will Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler Work with 2007 Hummer H3
  • The Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler # FLX4112 will work great in your 2007 Hummer H3 as long as you have enough room behind the grille for it to be properly mounted. These are universal items designed to fit most vehicles, so there are no vehicle-specific installation instructions. The Flex-a-lite cooler is 15 inches wide, 5 inches tall and 3/4 inches deep. You will just want to take some measurements on your vehicle to make sure you will have adequate space. If possible, it is...
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  • Compatibility of a Transmission Cooler for a 2012 Kia Sorento
  • It is not a requirement to install a transmission cooler on your vehicle for towing, but doing so would be an added benefit to your 2012 Kia Sorento's overall drivetrain performance. Installing a cooler, like # FLX4112, will help lower the excessive operating temperatures that are created during towing. In turn lowering the operating temp will prolong the life of your Kia's transmission. The best cooler would be one that will fit on the radiator area of your vehicle. The Flex-Lite...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2012 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L
  • Unfortunately we don't have the transmission cooler that fits your factory brackets. My recommendation for your transmission cooler is the Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler - Tube and Fin # FLX400130. You can use the Derale Universal Bendable Metal Mount Kit # D13002 to utilize your factory bracket to mount this cooler. I've attached a photo of a similar install but the cooler does come with the strips to allow mounting to your radiator so you don't need the factory mount if...
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  • Can you Sandwich Cooling Fans Between Coolers
  • As long as the Flex-a-lite Dual 15" S-Blade Electric Radiator Fans with Shroud Assembly part # FLX293 was mounted in front of the radiator and transmission cooler in a way that pulled air through the fan into the coolers than you would not need to remove the factory clutch and radiator fans as both the factory cooling fans are set to pull air into the coolers. However, if the Flex-a-lite Dual 15" S-Blade Electric Radiator Fan was mounted in front of the radiator and transmission coolers...
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  • Can an Electric Radiator Fan be Installed in a 2008 Chevy Express 3500
  • First, you will need to determine if you can fit a puller style electric fan such as # FLX264 between the radiator and the motor. A puller fan like this sits behind the vehicle radiator and pulls air through. You would need to have greater than 4-1/2 inches of depth for this fan to fit. It is also 27 inches across and 29 inches tall. Provided you have the space you can use it on your 2008 Chevy Express 3500. If there isn't enough space behind the radiator you could mount a pusher fan...
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  • Recommendation for 16 Inch Reversible Electric Radiator Fan with Thermostat
  • For a 16 inch electric fan that comes with a thermostat you can use # D16316. It can also be mounted as a pusher or puller. If you want to go with the Flex-a-lite fan you can add the Flex-a-lite Adjustable Temperature Controller for Electric Fan Item # FLX31149. I have linked a video review of this part for you.
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  • Can the Flex-a-lite 1000 Airmover Multipurpose Fan # FLXCFM1000 be Used to Replace an AC Unit
  • I think that all depends on how cold you are needing your flower cooler to be. The Flex-a-lite 1000 Airmover Multipurpose Fan # FLXCFM1000 has an airflow of 900 cubic feet per minute which is where the cooling effect comes into play. It doesn't have any adjustment options to regulate the temperature or airflow as it only has an on/off switch. This unit cannot necessarily replace an AC unit but it does provide significant airflow that will help keep things cool. We do have some...
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  • How to Install a Transmission Cooler on a 2008 GMC Yukon XL
  • If you take a look at the attached install video of a similar transmission cooler on a similar 2009 GMC Yukon XL. You will see that the line that attaches to the upper right hand corner (passengers side) of the radiator is the return line and will be used to install the Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler part # FLX4118. However, it is always good practice to start the vehicle and let it warm then grab each of the transmission lines that go to the transmission. The colder of the two...
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  • Could Flex-a-lite Mojave Vehicle Heater # FLX640 Fit a 2012 Polaris Ranger 500
  • The Flex-a-lite Mojave Vehicle Heater # FLX640 is designed for UTVs and smaller applications like what you have but it was not custom fit for your 2012 Polaris Ranger 500. It is possible for you to install this and have it work well but it would take a bit of creativity as it's not a direct fit. I attached a review video for this heater for you to check out as well.
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  • Which Voltage of 40a Fuse is Needed for the Trailer Connector Battery Power on the 2008 GMC Sierra
  • The 40a J-Case fuse you need for the 68 fuse slot for the trailer connector battery power on your 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71 is 32 volts. The 58 volt fuse is only needed if you are using two batteries.
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  • Install Video Guide to Use for Installing Transmission Cooler in 2008 Chrysler Town and Country
  • Check out the install video I attached to this page. It shows the Flex a Lite part # FLX4120 installing in a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan which is basically the same as your 2008 Chrysler Town and Country. The video will walk you through the entire process.
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