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Tranny Cooler

I have a 2002 7.3L auto and was wanting to swap out the factory tranny cooler as with the addition of an import car can opening bumper my tranny temps have risen a bit due to the added weight and decreased airflow. I am unsure at to its location if someone could point out where its hiding. The only external cooler I see is a tiny one at the bottom of the radiator. I was able to get a dealer to sell me one for $328 which he said is a replacement for 2003-2005 coolers....is this the correct one? Will I need and additional parts to make this work?

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Between the intercooler and A/C condensor. It's fun getting your arm down in there. You'll need some line, and some adaptors. That's the 6.0 cooler, heard it works great. drop in install, just need to change the factory ends on your tranny lines so it can match the new cooler. That's all the info I have
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I just put one on mine a few weeks ago. Trans temp droped alot.

This is from another forum on here -

Install is very easy,
Pull the rubber flap off the top of rad and underneath.
Remove bolt on top left side of AC condensor, this will allow it to flex forward to give you more room to remove trans cooler.
Then go underneath and place vice grips on both soft lines, one incoming and the other output.
cUT THE 3/8" FACTORY LINES, and install your barbed fittings with 3/8" on one end and 1/2" on the other.
Now remove 4 bolts holding the cooler in, place a rag over the top of AC condensor to protect your arm, and lift old cooler out from the top.
Insert new 6.0 cooler and bolt in place.
Attach 1/2" trans line to cooler and other end of the barbed fittings. ( Napa had to order the 1/2" trans line for me)
Now refasten rubber covers, top off trans fluid and enjoy your lower trans temps!!
Takes less than 1 hour.

This makes it sound easy but for me it took a little longer. Here is the link to the complete forum

6.0 Tranny cooler swap

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The above is my write up and it is that easy. Just make sure you have everything you will need. I had to order the 1/2" trans line from Napa.

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Sweet sounds awsome. I found that the powerstroke shop has cheaper prices, like $250 for the cooler. Is there a bigger and better 6.0L cooler that is a bolt in? I have heard rumors of a 31 row cooler.
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