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  • Recommendation for Transmission Cooler on 2018 Toyota Tacoma V6 4x4
  • A transmission cooler is not required on your 2018 Toyota Tacoma, but it is never a bad idea to add one if you will be doing any towing. It will only benefit your transmission to run at a cooler temperature when it is working to tow a trailer. For your 2.5L V6, I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets # D13503. This will work well for your Tacoma and will allow you to use in line with the ATF cooler if you have that option already installed....
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  • How to Identify Transmission Fluid Return Line for Installing Supplemental Cooler
  • The surest way to find the return line in a transmission cooler system is simply to run the cold engine for about 15-seconds while it is in gear. Then immediately feel the two transmission lines. The cooler of the two is the return line that should be used for installation of a supplementary cooler such as the Derale # D13503. Help articles and an install video are included for you.
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  • Standalone Transmission Cooler for a 2015 Toyota Tacoma with 4.0L V6 Engine
  • It is not recommend to bypass the factory transmission cooler in the radiator when installing an auxiliary transmission cooler but I certainly understand your concern of fluid contamination as this would be very costly to repair. Since you are getting rid of the factory transmission cooler in the radiator you are going to want to use a fairly large stacked cooler as stacked coolers are the most efficient type. I recommend using the Derale 40-Row High-Performance Stacked-Plate Cooler...
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  • Transmission Cooler and Install for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma
  • Transmission cooler installs are all basically the same. If you check out the install video I attached you will see the # D13501 being installed on a vehicle that will give you the general idea how it would install on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma. Basically you will want to run the return line of your factory transmission cooler to the cooler and then finally back to your transmission. You will want to mount the cooler itself in front of the AC condenser/radiator as well. I attached a...
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  • Will Installing Aftermarket Transmission Cooler on 2013 Toyota Tacoma Void Factory Warranty
  • As long as the aftermarket part that you install on your vehicle is both installed correctly and operates within the parameters of the intent, consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused the problem in question. So bottom line, installing...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Tacoma, Is Additional Fluid Required
  • When you install a supplemental transmission cooler you will need to add fluid because, like you said, the cooler holds a bit of fluid. Also, because you tend to lose a bit of fluid during the install process. To determine what kind of fluid you would need to use you can check your owner's manual. Or, if you go to an auto parts store they can look it up for your. From the research I did it looks like you will need to use Toyota ATV WS but you will need to verify this. I attached an...
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  • What Transmission Cooler to Use on a 2013 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab 4x4 Without a towing package
  • If the aftermarket part you install on your vehicle is both installed correctly and operates within the parameters of the intent, then, the following law which was enacted in 1975 holds true: Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma
  • You definitely should get a supplemental transmission cooler as your fluid is getting hot enough while towing that cooling it down will help prolong the life of the transmission. Stacked plate coolers are the most efficient design so I would recommend you go with something like the part # D13403. This is a 13" wide x 7-5/16" tall x 2" deep cooler that would do an excellent job keeping your fluid temperature down. Bubbles don't just appear out of nowhere in transmission fluid so this...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 Engine
  • For your 2013 Toyota Tacoma, I recommend using the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient, # D13503. This is a plate fin transmission cooler that will increase the surface area of the heat exchanger so that fluids can spread out along the finned chambers to cool faster. It also features a turbulator technology that continuously agitates the fluids to facilitate heat transfer and prevent any undesirable drop in preassure. I recommend...
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  • Can a Transmission Cooler be Installed on a Sealed Transmission
  • Sealed transmissions make installing a transmission cooler a bit more interesting since there isn't an easy way to add or check fluid. There may not be a dipstick on your transmission, but there is drain and fill plug. You are going to have to use a lube pump to get the proper amount of fluid in the vehicle so honestly your best option is going to be to have a transmission shop do the install since they will have the equipment needed. Prefilling the cooler might get you pretty close...
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  • Should Transmission Cooler be Professionally Installed on a 2013 Tacoma V6 4.0 Liter
  • If the return line from the factory cooler to the transmission is not accessible on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma I do recommend having it professionally installed. Derale cooler # D13503 is the most popular option. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation and a link to our help article on transmission coolers.
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  • How Long is the Hose Included with Derale Transmission Cooler for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma
  • The Derale transmission cooler # D13502 comes with 4 feet of hose. This is typically enough for most applications but for your 2013 Toyota Tacoma it will likely not be enough. Additional hose is recommended. For an additional 4 foot length of hose use # D13003. For the proper size clamps use # D13008.
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  • Transmission Cooler/Oil Cooler Combination Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota Tacoma
  • For you I would recommend you get a Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler # D15902. You will need to check the area in front of you radiator to be sure that you have enough clearance, but this is a transmission cooler and engine oil cooler in one unit and comes with all the necessary fittings for it to be installed on your 2012 Toyota Tacoma.
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  • Will Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler # D15902 Fit 2012 Toyota Tacoma
  • The Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler, # D15902, measures 17" wide x 12-1/2" tall x 3/4" deep so you'll just need to make sure that you have adequate room available on your 2012 Toyota Tacoma. For maximum cooling ability, mount the cooler between the Tacoma's grille and the AC condenser core. I have included a photo and a video, as well a couple articles, which are packed with helpful information.
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  • Can a Transmission Cooler be Added to a Vehicle with a Sealed Transmission
  • Sealed transmissions make installing a transmission cooler a bit more interesting since there isn't an easy way to add or check fluid. There may not be a dipstick on your transmission, but there is drain and fill plug. You are going to have to use a lube pump to get the proper amount of fluid in the vehicle so honestly your best option is going to be to have a transmission shop do the install since they will have the equipment needed. Prefilling the cooler might get you pretty close...
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  • Transmission Cooler for a 2011 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner 2.7 Liter
  • Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific so we usually recommend using the largest one that will fit in the available space on any given vehicle. Given that your 2011 Toyota Tacoma has the 4 cylinder motor there should be plenty of space for cooler # D13503 which will be more than enough for your truck. The path of the fluid will go from the transmission to the factory cooler (inside the radiator on most vehicles) then out from there and into the new supplemental cooler, and then...
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  • Will The Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler Part # D15902 Fit My 2011 Tacoma
  • Transmission and engine coolers are universal in that the manufacturers do not test the fitment and performance on individual vehicles. To ensure a proper fitment on your 2011 Toyota Tacoma, you will need to measure the amount of space you have in front of the radiator/condenser free of obstructions. The current cooler you have selected in the Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler part # D15902 has dimensions of 17" wide x 12-1/2" tall x 3/4" deep. We have not had a chance...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2011 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 V6
  • An efficient Class III transmission cooler you can use on your 2011 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 V6 is the Derale plate-fin cooler # D13503 or the slightly smaller Derale # D13502. Both are designed for vehicles with late-model electronic overdrive transmissions.
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  • Will the Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler Fit a 2010 Toyota Tacoma
  • We have not had a chance to install the Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler, # D15902, on a Toyota Tacoma yet, so the best way to determine if this cooler will fit your 2010 Tacoma is by measuring the space you have available in front of the AC condenser or Radiator. I have attached a photo showing the ideal locations to install a supplemental cooler for you to check out. This cooler measures 17 inches wide x 12-1/2 inches tall x 3/4 inch deep. Another factor to...
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  • Why are Transmission Coolers Installed on the Fluid Return Line After the Radiator Mounted Cooler
  • The biggest reason that transmission cooler manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers want transmission coolers installed after the factory cooler rather than before it is because the transmission cooler in the radiator is surrounded by the coolant in the radiator. The transmission fluid leaving the radiator mounted cooler can be cooled further by the aftermarket transmission cooler. Installation before the OEM radiator mounted transmission fluid cooler would negate most or all of the...
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  • How to Find the Transmission Fluid Return Hose on a 2006 Toyota Tacoma for a Transmission Cooler
  • The easiest way to determine the return line on your 2009 Toyota Tacoma transmission is to start the truck, shift into drive but do not go anywhere. After about 15 seconds or so put the truck back in park and apply the emergency brake. Turn off the truck. Out of the 2 hoses attached to the transmission, one should be warmer than the other. The one that is cooler is the return line. It may sound a little too easy but it works.
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  • Recommended Engine Oil Cooler for 2009 Toyota Tacoma
  • Using a thermostatic engine sandwich adapter for an oil cooler set-up is recommended for those who live in areas that get cold temperatures in the winter. A thermostatically controlled cooler would allow your engine to heat up to normal operating temperature more quickly than one without a thermostat. Since Derale does not offer a single-circuit oil cooler kit that includes the thermostatic sandwich adapter, you will need to purchase it separately. I would recommend the # D15730 sandwich...
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  • Tips for Putting a Hose on the Hose Barbs on a Derale Combination Transmission and Oil Cooler
  • In order to work the hose onto the inlet barbs in the Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler, # D15902, it helps if you use a little transmission fluid (if it is the transmission line) or oil (if it is the oil line) around the inside of the hose and on the inlet. This will lubricate it some and then it is just a matter of a little muscle to wiggle the hose on. I have included a link to a video showing a transmission cooler installation. At the 3:24 mark of the video, our...
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  • Installing Derale Series 8000 Transmission Cooler D13502 on a 2009 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes, you remove the return line from radiator. Thread the included Insta-dapt adapter in radiator, if needed. Connect first hose from cooler to Insta-dapt adapter. Connect second hose to return transmission line. All instructions are included with the transmission cooler.
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  • What Transmission Cooler Will Fit A 2011 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 2.7L 4-Cylinder
  • You can install a transmission cooler on your 2007 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4-cylinder, even though the ones recommended are for the larger 4.0L engine. Transmission coolers are a universal fit product. So, if you are going to be towing with your 2011 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4-cylinder you will definitely want to install a transmission cooler. To determine what kind of transmission cooler you will need depends on how much weight you will be towing and where you will be towing. Also, you will also...
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  • Transmission Cooler Installation Tips for a 2007 Toyota Tacoma
  • Orientation of the inlet and outlet ports does not matter, and it does not matter which line goes where. Your best bet is to figure out the best mounting situation for the easiest connection to your vehicles transmission fluid return line. If you can mount the cooler with the inlet and outlet ports up you will get slightly better cooling performance, but testing has shown that there is only a difference of 2 or 3 degrees from any other position. Transmission coolers are straight flow...
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  • Will Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler # D15902 Fit 2007 Toyota Tacoma
  • Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler # D15903 that you referenced is intended for GM vehicles and so is not be a correct fit for your 2007 Toyota Tacoma. The combo cooler # D15902 is the correct option for your Toyota. An installation video is linked for you along with the written instructions.
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  • Combination Oil and Transmission Fluid Cooler Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes, the oil filter threads that you have on your 2007 Toyota Tacoma are 3/4-16 and the part # D15902 comes with an adapter for that size so it would work well for you.
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  • Combination Engine Oil and Transmission Fluid Cooler Recommendation for a 2006 Toyota Tacoma
  • There are combination transmission fluid/engine oil coolers available that would work very well for your 2006 Toyota Tacoma. For one of those I recommend Derale Combination Cooler # D15902. This combination You will still need to check to make sure there is plenty of room in front of your radiator. The dimensions of this cooler are on the product page for you to check out. The # D15902 comes with numerous filter thread sizes to ensure compatibility with your vehicle. I attached...
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  • Thermostat To Use with the Transmission Cooler Portion of the D15902
  • The thermostat unit to use with the # D15902 that you have planned on installing is the part # D13011. If you check out the install video I attached you will see both of these products being installed on a similar Toyota vehicle. The difference is the diameter of the threaded portion of the barbs and not the actual barb itself that the hose attaches to.
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  • Will Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler Work With 2006 Toyota Tacoma V6
  • Using a combination transmission/oil cooler on your Tacoma with the V6 engine will work great. For maximum cooling ability, mount the cooler between the Tacoma's grille and the AC condenser core. I have included a photo that shows the best location for the cooler, and also attached a link to a couple of helpful articles. A combo cooler like part # D15902 includes several fittings with multiple thread sizes to ensure you get the right fittings for your truck. This cooler will cool the...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for a 2005 Toyota Tacoma V6
  • Transmission coolers are not vehicle specific so there are no specific instructions for vehicles. Our best cooler would be the one that is most efficient. Stacked plate coolers are the most efficient and a good option with an install kit is the Derale Series 9000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, # D13614. I have included a link to a video review of the cooler for you. Installation is actually fairly straight forward. I have included links to some FAQ articles and videos that will...
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  • Fluid Capacity Of The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient # D13503 for the 2005 Toyota Tacoma v6 has a fluid capacity of 5.5 ounces.
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  • Transmission Cooler with Fan Recommendation for 2004 Toyota Tacoma
  • Supplemental coolers should be installed after the factory cooler. That way if the factory cooler is tied into the radiator it wouldn't reheat the fluid back up if the supplemental cooler was before it. I recommend the Derale Atomic-Cool Remote Transmission Cooler Kit w/ Fan, -8 AN Inlets - Class V # D15950 for your application. This is a highly efficient, plate-fin cooler with minimal pressure drop. It offers superior airflow with 500-CFM tornado fan. It comes with aluminum brackets...
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  • Where to Install the Derale Transmission Cooler Kit # D13503 on a 2002 Toyota Tacoma
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13503, would be a great fit for your 2002 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 3.4L towing a 3,500-lb travel trailer. You will want to measure to make sure you have enough room for the 11 inch wide x 8-3/4 inch tall x 7/8 inch deep heat exchanger to fit in front of the A/C condenser. This is the most efficient location for a transmission cooler. Ideally you want the transmission fluid to be between 160 and 200 degrees for the best operation...
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  • Transmission Cooling Fan for a 2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner
  • The Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler, part # D13502, will work with your existing fan. This being said, an aftermarket radiator fan would increase airflow, and would not be a bad idea. If you are planning on doing a lot of towing in stop and go traffic, I would strongly recommend upgrading the fan.
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  • Question About a Product
  • For your 2001 Tacoma I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part # D13502. This is a Class lll cooler that measures 11-inches wide, 7-1/4 inches tall, and 7/8-inches deep. This cooler is recommended for mid-size cars, SUVs, and trucks like your Tacoma. I have attached a drawing that shows how the hoses need to be run when installing the cooler. If you find your hose is not long enough to attach to the new cooler, you may need an additional Derale Insta-Dapt...
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