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Transmission Temps and whats normal?
I had a condition but not really a problem occur Friday night. Ambient temperature was around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. I was driving down the Interstate at approximately 70 mph. My transmission temperature reached 192 degrees Fahrenheit on my H&S Black Maxx. I have never seen my transmission above the lower 180 range during summer temperatures of 100+ degrees Fahrenheit so I set my defuel parameters at 190 degrees Fahrenheit for the transmission. Radiator Coolant temperature was 192 and Engine Oil Temperature was 197. Torque Converter was locked and showed no signs of slippage. So what happened? I drove the truck the rest of the weekend to see if this condition would re-occur but it never did, and ambient temperature had rose to 65 degrees Fahrenheit but transmission temperatures only peaked to 177 degrees Fahrenheit. I checked the transmission fluids and looked for leaks and no issues could be found. I am going to list some possible issues and I want your opinions.
1. Cold ambient temperatures caused the fan to never actuate, causing temperature in the transmission to rise due less air being drawn over the transmission cooler?
2. Is there some sort of temperature control method in the transmission other than the transmission heat exchanger to malfunction?
3. Clogged transmission filters and time to change? Truck has 24,000 miles.
Thanks for any help.