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Old 11-18-2006
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what coolers does a stock 4.0 sohc come with just curious. i know the tranny one do we have any others and where are they located! thanks a bunch.
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Power steering, located in front of the rack.
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Old 11-19-2006
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Thanks No Oil Cooler?
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No.

Not many cars/trucks come with oil coolers.
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Do all 4.0's come w/ the transmission cooler? For some reason I thought it was only those that had the towing package ?
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Do all 4.0's come w/ the transmission cooler? For some reason I thought it was only those that had the towing package ?

No, its a 4wd thing.

Towing package was just hitch if IIRC, atleast if you have a 4wd anyway.
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No, its a 4wd thing.

Towing package was just hitch if IIRC, atleast if you have a 4wd anyway.
Ahh okay, thank's for clearing that up. I think vinny has 2WD (he has 3.55 gears listed in his sig) so thus my confusion.
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If you don't have a transmission cooler. It would be high on my mods list to do.
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If you don't have a transmission cooler. It would be high on my mods list to do.
Where can I get one and how hard are they to install?
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weird...my '03 4.0 2wd has one from factory right behind the grille on the lower passenger side in front of the radiator/AC condensor assembly. At least I assume that's what it is. It's about a foot long.
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It appears (for whatever reason) Ford "picked & choosed" which trucks got tranny coolers during 02-03. I have several friends with 01-03 Rangers, and even though a few trucks are the same, NONE came from the factory equipped like the others. When I bought my 03 4x4 4.0, I had to order the tow package to get the tranny cooler, BUT a friend with an 03 2wd 4.0 & no tow package has a tranny cooler. Another guy with an 02 4wd 4.0 & no tow package, doesn't have a cooler. I have no clue how they decided which trucks got coolers. I think all the 4wd get them now though.
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for 02-03 it was "supposed" to be for tow package rangers. but like TC said, ford kinda picked and choosed...

my 02 supercab 4x4 had no towing package installed but it does have a tranny cooler
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Old 11-21-2006
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ALL automatics have transmission coolers factory.......they are built into the radiator......it is very wise to add a tranny cooler onto factory radiator cooled cooler......

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Where can I get one and how hard are they to install?
Summit Racing sells B&M Tranny coolers for around $50.....that is were i got mine from.....here is a link to the one i have.......it keeps my tranny about 45* cooler than the stock radiator cooler did....

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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ALL automatics have transmission coolers factory.......they are built into the radiator......it is very wise to add a tranny cooler onto factory radiator cooled cooler......



Summit Racing sells B&M Tranny coolers for around $50.....that is were i got mine from.....here is a link to the one i have.......it keeps my tranny about 45* cooler than the stock radiator cooler did....

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Maybe we should have used the words auxiliary or secondary. Your right all autos have a cooler in the radiator, but they are very weak at cooling a hot transmission.

I just installed that exact cooler this past week. I still need to get a temperature gauge. I'm wanting to have a line pressure and EPC pressure gauge too.
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What is the small radiator looking cooler that is on the lower drivers side behind my grille? It is in front of the radiator/AC condensor stack, closer to the grille. I thought that was the tranny cooler instead of one being part of the radiator.
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That should be your tranny cooler...but it should be on the pass side though.
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That should be your tranny cooler...but it should be on the pass side though.

that's what i was thinking!?!
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I'm sorry, passenger side...I dunno why I wrote drivers side. I have gotten so many varying opinions on what that is, I was just wanting to make sure.
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