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No trans cooler?

Ok I recently bought a 97 f-250 7.3 and followed everyones advice and bought a 6.0 trans cooler. The only problem is I took my grill off to take a look and I so not see a factory trans cooler. It should be mounted in front of the radiator right? If there is not a factory cooler what else am I going to need to install my new 6.0 cooler?
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You may have to go under and trace the lines. On my Superduty, it was down low between the AC condenser and the intercooler. Not sure on the OBS trucks.


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Mine is right in front. You can see it through the grill

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I see something in the front but it does not look like the pictures of the 7.3 trans coolers I have seen on line. I was told the it should have 9 horizontal cooling fins, the fins on this are vertical. Is this part of the A/C system? It is located on the upper passenger side of the radiator. I found lines coming from the passenger side of the trans. Are these the lines for the cooler or are there other lines that come out of the trans?
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I'll post up pics of mine. I have lines that run from the trans into the bottom of h radiator and then out to a cooler in front then back to the trans.

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You're probably looking at photos of SD coolers.

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I think you are probably right about the SD coolers. I found a picture yesterday from an obs that looks like what I have. When I put in my 6.0 Trans cooler do I need to top it off with trans fluid?
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