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Diesel Transmission Cooler

Transmission transports energy and power generated by the engine to the drive train and has several moving gears within in. Unsurprisingly, the component has to endure considerable amount of heat every time to drive your car. If this heat isn’t controlled, the metal components within the transmission would start to lose their structural integrity and become warped. That can have a direct impact on the car’s performance, which is why you need a functioning diesel transmission cooler. At Roadrunner Transmission and Diesel, we’ve repaired and replaced many coolers and understand how they work. Here are some things you need to know.

1. How Does it Work?

The fluid in the system becomes hot because of the transmission; and it needs to be cooled. The diesel transmission cooler is installed to achieve the task. The fluid passes through the cooler and is cooled by the internal fans that pump chilled air to the fluid. This chilled fluid flows through the system and cools it gradually as it pulls away the heat for the transmission. This keeps the system running smoothly.

2. When Do You Need Transmission Coolers?

These coolers are help in any situation and can help extend the life of your transmission marginally. Most people install coolers when they add extra load to their vehicle. For example, if you intend to attach a trailer to your car, you need a cooler to ensure your transmission doesn’t overheat during the drive. The extra weight will place considerable amount of pressure on the engine and transmission and that can lead to breakdowns. That’s the last thing you want when you’re hauling a trailer around with you.

3. Does the Cooler Interfere with the Transmission?

Diesel transmission cooler will not interfere with the transmission unless it’s not installed correctly. People who don’t have experience with cooler installation can disrupt the flow of the fluid, which can have a direct impact on the performance of the transmission. Our expert mechanics have installed hundreds of coolers to date and know the process like the back of their hand. They’ll make sure the cooler is installed properly and the transmission runs smoothly. The cooler is usually attached to the transmission fluid line and draws cold air from the air conditioning compressor.

If you have any questions or want to know more about diesel transmission cooler, contact us at Roadrunner Transmission and Diesel. You can also call us on 303-710-2719.