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trans cooler question

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Scenic Lawnscape, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Someone told me the other day that they by-pass the trans cooler and plug it right into the radiator? Id this even possible?
     
  2. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I wouldn't do it but yes it can be done.
     
  3. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Why would you want to eliminate the tranny cooler?
     
  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    LOL so someone said that you could just mix the tranny fluid and the coolant all up in the radiator? I'm confused! Instead of 2 coolers, just use 1!!! ?????????
     
  5. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228


    Do you know what cools the fluid when there is no trans cooler??? :confused:
     
  6. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    yes it is possible, most radiators have two nipples on the bottom that hook into your coolant lines to cool your trans fluid. i would not do this on a plow truck, just asking for trouble.
     
  7. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    A radiator designed to keep the fluids separate? You can't just take your typical radiator and plumb multiple fluids into it!
     
  8. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Also, I have changed the radiator on a Chevy truck, and there was certainly not any tranny fluid in it.
     
  9. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228


    True but I would hope the OP knows this if there is already a cooler hooked up. :dizzy:
     
  10. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I do have a trans cooler hooked up to it, but I was just wondering if you could do it? I am thinking of getting a bigger one for my truck or maybe adding a electric fan over top of the trans cooler, so when I am plowing I can keep it cool
     
  11. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    If you are worried about it I would just get another tranny cooler with the fan built into it and mount it under the truck if possible.