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maybe sand got in the fins of the cooler?

are you running the stock fan?

this is one of the reasons i got a superior products shift correction package.

it has a trans temp thermo by-pass valve that allows fluid to flow through the cooler at all times. i have monitored the trans temp a few times with my matco scanner, and the highest temp it got to was 160.

i guess the only other reason for it heating up quicker now is maybe something happened internally. possible torque converter clutch or worn bands/clutches.
Can't wait till I get my superior kit installed
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maybe sand got in the fins of the cooler?

are you running the stock fan?

this is one of the reasons i got a superior products shift correction package.

it has a trans temp thermo by-pass valve that allows fluid to flow through the cooler at all times. i have monitored the trans temp a few times with my matco scanner, and the highest temp it got to was 160.

i guess the only other reason for it heating up quicker now is maybe something happened internally. possible torque converter clutch or worn bands/clutches.
flow at all times? mine has always flowed when i take the hoses off. otherwise a flush would not work properly.

damage internally is possible, hope not though
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flow at all times? mine has always flowed when i take the hoses off. otherwise a flush would not work properly.


my '97 always flowed through the coolant lines.
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Im running the stock fan because i know an E-fan would net higher trans temps - something i dont want on a truck.

Right now i need to focus on getting the truck re-aligned so i can drive it more, then closely monitor temps.

Thanks guys.
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Im running the stock fan because i know an E-fan would net higher trans temps - something i dont want on a truck.
If you haven't ran an efan on the truck, then you shouldn't make statements like that. My Ranger's transmission never got hotter with the efan, it actually cooled it better.
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you may get flow at all times but not total flow, theres a thermostat type valve in the valve body, as the fluid gets hotter it opens to allow more fluid to flow through the cooler.
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If you haven't ran an efan on the truck, then you shouldn't make statements like that. My Ranger's transmission never got hotter with the efan, it actually cooled it better.
maybe yours but i know mine got hotter!
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you may get flow at all times but not total flow, theres a thermostat type valve in the valve body, as the fluid gets hotter it opens to allow more fluid to flow through the cooler.
interesting. what is that temp change? do you know?

I know mine flows extremely well with the line pulled. I do have an upgraded valve body and that shift kit along with another shift kit. so i am sure that is why it all flows.
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i dont know what the parameters are zach. this i do know, the engineers try to get all the fluids to run at the same temperature. so 180-200 may be a normal range. i'll look more into this tomorrow.
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WHen I got my tranny fluid changed they told me the same thing about the tranny temp gauge.
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heres a shot of my truck after running for 10 minutes at idle and 87 degrees outside temp with the a/c on.

the top number is the trans temp before the cooler, the bottom number is after the fluid flows through the cooler.

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i'll post the other pic of after a quick run down the highway with the air on. it only got to 181 degrees. stupid comcast.
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Can you tell what temperature it took before the control valve opened?
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zach, my temp valve is stuck in the open possession. thats is what the by-pass part of the kit does.
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Can you hook it up to something stock sitting around the shop?
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