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Old 06-17-2013, 02:36 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default 5spd AT Cooler Question

Ok guys. Im starting to get the rought 1-2 shifts on my transmission. So I'm trying the 'Transgo shift kit this weekend. My question is: "If I add a transmission cooler. Would that benefit im the long run? Or should I just leave it as is?
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: 5s AT. cooler question.

cooler transmissions are always better, but I don't know the difficulty of hooking up a cooler on the maxima. I bought one for my 97 4runner and never got around to hooking it up but they had a stupid radiator/cooler design that NEEDED to be changed haha
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:39 PM   Thread Starter #3
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Default Re: 5spd AT Cooler Question

Ooh ok. I was looking to do the b&m one. Hope there's enough space.
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Default Re: 5spd AT Cooler Question

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Ooh ok. I was looking to do the b&m one. Hope there's enough space.
That is the brand I bought, I heard lots of good things about them
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Default Re: 5spd AT Cooler Question

The way i see it waaay better there is a thread here about it look for it really good info. But itll be alot better im rebuilding my transmission and valve body with the shift kit because the cooler on the transmission broke internally n leaked all the water into the transmission and it just rusted all my parts and it just made it horrible(previous owner) so now im replacing all and making it better with its own cooler
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The way i see it waaay better there is a thread here about it look for it really good info. But itll be alot better im rebuilding my transmission and valve body with the shift kit because the cooler on the transmission broke internally n leaked all the water into the transmission and it just rusted all my parts and it just made it horrible(previous owner) so now im replacing all and making it better with its own cooler
the generation of 4runner I had did kinda of the same thing, the trans cooler is in the bottom of the radiator. If the plastic wore through the anti freeze and trans fluid mixed creating "strawberry milkshake" and almost instantly killing the trans lol
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the generation of 4runner I had did kinda of the same thing, the trans cooler is in the bottom of the radiator. If the plastic wore through the anti freeze and trans fluid mixed creating "strawberry milkshake" and almost instantly killing the trans lol
Lol yup! strawberry milkshake is exact! Yeah when i first got my max i saw the water after i bought it first thing i thought radiotor is broken.. Bought a new one and still same then found the square cooler stuck to the tranny and swapped it for a murano because that sucker was $300 at dealer.. For now its fine but since im re doind the tranny ill just play it safe and better doin an external cooler..
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Default Re: 5spd AT Cooler Question

Before I replaced my vb I put a tranny cooler on my '06 5spd auto, as a way to hopefully curb the problem while I got the cash together for the vb. It did make a difference while moving and shifting. Where I used to get a clunk it turned into just a slightly longer pause in shifting then normal, but without the clunk. Of course if I stopped then started moving for awhile like at a light it made no difference since no air is passing through it so the coolant heated up again, would have to add a fan on the cooler to help then. Installation was pretty easy, just drain coolant, unplug two lines, attach the two from the cooler, and mount it. You'll also need to cut out a little plastic for the lines from the cooler to not kink, but no big deal. I followed chernmax's(I think) guide from the other maxima site. There might be the same one floating around this site too.

Here it is: Transmission (Tranny) Coolers

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