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overheat problem

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by firebug130, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. firebug130

    firebug130 Member
    Messages: 37

    I am having trouble with my 99 tacoma overheating when I have the blade on it. I believe that the blade in the up position is blocking the air flow to the radiator when travelling down the road. I have no problem any other time. I have not plowed with this set up yet but I believe it will be fine if I can fix this problem. I've thought of electric fans, etc. Just wanting some input please. Also should I consider a transmission cooler?

    Any advice would be great.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Tranny coolers are good. just drop the the plow a little for airflow.
  3. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    when cruising down the highway I lower the plow so its just a tad of the roadway, on bumpy roads I lift it a tad more. that will increase the air flow to the radiator and help keep it cool
  4. firebug130

    firebug130 Member
    Messages: 37

    thanks for the info, I will try lowering the blade a little!