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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 - 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.

Honda CR-V Transmission Coolers Questions and Answers

  • Will a Flex-a-Lite Transmission Cooler Fit a 2016 Honda CR-V
  • Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific so you can use Flex-a-Lite cooler # FLX41124RV on your 2016 Honda CR-V. I have linked a video review of this cooler and a link to our help article on transmission coolers.
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  • Can a Transmission Cooler Be Installed on a 2013 Honda CR-V with CVT Transmission
  • I have not heard any issues with the 2013 Honda CR-V so there must be some path the fluid takes from the transmission to the factory cooler (usually located inside the radiator). However if your CR-V has the CVT transmission and there are no lines running to it then the shops you talked to would be correct. If you have the regular automatic transmission then you can install a cooler like # D13503 and the installation will be like in the video I have linked.
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  • How to Determine the Return Line for Transmission Cooler Installation on a 2013 Honda CRV
  • The easiest way to determine the correct line to use for a transmission cooler install is to first start with the vehicle being cold. So letting it sit overnight or a few hours should do the trick. Next you will want to start the vehicle, put it in drive for about 10 seconds, put it back in park, turn the vehicle off and identify oil return line by feeling both lines, the cooler of the two is the return line and the line you should install your cooler on.
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  • Install Video for Transmission Cooler Install on a Honda CR-V
  • I attached a video that shows a transmission cooler part # D13502 being installed in a similar 2009 Honda CR-V. It is a different generation CR-V than yours but they both use the 5 speed automatic transmission. Our installer also used a section of 4 foot long hose part # D13003 as well.
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  • Can a Transmission Cooler Be Installed on a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • You can use the Derale transmission cooler # D13503 on your 2013 Honda CR-V. The installation will be similar to the 2009 video, linked for reference. But since the 2009 and 2013 are different generations the video should be used only as a guide.
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  • What Is The Best Transmission Cooler For A 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The best transmission cooler for your 2012 Honda CR-V will be the largest cooler you have available space for behind the grill and in front of the radiator/condenser on your vehicle. Both the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13503 and the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit part # D13502 are excellent options designed to fit in the provided space on your vehicle. The differences between the coolers lie in its dimensions, as they are both...
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  • Can a Transmission Cooler be Installed on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • It doesn't look like the 2012 Honda CR-V had a CVT transmission (unless you live in Japan) so you should be able to install a transmission cooler. If the only lines going to and from the transmission are at the ATF warmer then that is the only place you can install a cooler. It is possible though that there are additional lines on top of the transmission or otherwise out of site. You might want to work it backwards and trace lines from the radiator (which is usually where the factory...
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  • Video for Install of Transmission Cooler on 2012 Honda CR-V
  • We have an install video for a transmission cooler on a 2009 Honda CR-V that I attached that would walk you through the process on your 2012. The process would be basically identical. The cooler in the video is the part # D13502.
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler Necessary on a 2011 Honda CR-V
  • According to my research, the towing capacity of the 2011 CR-V is 1500 lbs. It appears that at most, you will not exceed 2/3 of this capacity, even when you are towing your heavier trailer. Even though you have plenty of remaining capacity, and even with the OEM cooler (probably incorporated into the radiator), a transmission cooler is really inexpensive insurance for your transmission. A supplemental cooler will do an excellent job of providing extra protection to your transmission,...
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  • Is a Transmission Cooler Needed and Do I Need Additional Fluid
  • You are correct on both accounts, a transmission cooler would be recommended for your towing situation, and you would also need to add enough transmission fluid to fill both the new transmission cooler and any lines associated with it. Transmission fluid can not be over cooled, but it is critical in extreme cold conditions to allow the vehicle to warm up before driving. Thank you for supplying information regarding your trailer weight and your vehicle towing capacity please also check...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2008 Honda CRV
  • I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, item # D13502, for your vehicle and the towing that you will be doing. We have a video of the installation (see link) on a 2006 model CR-V and it is a rather simple install once you get the front fascia out of the way.
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2006 Honda CRV
  • To know for sure if a transmission cooler will fit by your radiator, you will want to take a look at the space around your radiator and measure the available space. The measurements of the coolers are all listed on-line, so you will just want to cross-reference the measurements to ensure fit. Transmission coolers will work best when they are matched to the weight of the trailer the car is towing. The High Performance Class III Transmission Cooler, part # D13503 is made for trailers towing...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 1997 Honda CRV with Best Cooling and Ease of Installation
  • I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, item # D13502, for your 1997 Honda CRV. This cooler will be more than adequate for towing the weights you will be towing. You can not cool transmission fluid too much so the larger the cooler is, the better. We have a video installation of this cooler on a 2006 Honda CR-V that will be very similar to the installation on your 1997 model, see link. If you would like a smaller cooler you could go with the Derale...
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  • Will Transmission Cooler Increase 2006 Honda CR-V's Towing Capacity
  • A transmission cooler, such as the Derale Transmission Cooler # D13503, will not increase the towing capacity of your vehicle. Transmission coolers are designed to help improve your CR-V's overall performance and will help prolong the life of your transmission by further cooling the transmission fluid. If you plan on towing with your CR-V, I highly recommend using a transmission cooler in your vehicle to extend the life of your transmission. There are no towing components that will...
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  • Transmission Cooler Application For A 2005 Honda CR-V Towing A 1,500 Lb. Camping Trailer
  • The Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler, part # D13611, will fit your 2005 Honda CR-V. It is a Class I transmission cooler which means it is designed to be used when towing up to 2,000 lbs. It will work when towing your 1,800 lb. camping trailer. It measures 11 inches wide x 3-7/8 inches tall x 1-1/4 inches deep. I would recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler, part # D13502. This is a Class II transmission cooler which is rated for towing up to 3,500...
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  • Towing Capacity and Transmission Cooler Installation on a 1999 Honda CR-V
  • I was able to find on the Honda website the specs for your 1999 Honda CR-V. The towing capacity is listed as 1000-lbs. Transmission coolers come in a variety of types and sizes. These items are not vehicle-specific, so you can install the largest cooler for which you have space to mount it. The best location within the engine compartment is in front of the air conditioner condenser as this placement provides maximum air flow and hence best cooling. I have linked two articles that provide...
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