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Trans Cooler? And Axle

I am debating on getting a new trans cooler or just somehow wiring up a fan to a switch for the existing cooler. The temps are fine until I hit any sort of traffic or stoplight. My question is should I get a new cooler or wire up a fan. Also if I get a new cooler should I get new lines that run to the cooler from the trans. Oh ALSO, the front axle on passenger side is broken at the joint. Im going to try to attach a picture. It rattles around on some turns or when I hit bumps in the road hard. Should I replace it now or can I wait a little longer.
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That's just a u joint on the axle, it will be fine as long as you keep the hubs unlocked. What kind of transmission temp are you seeing? The 6.0 has a good transmission cooler from the factory.

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That's just a u joint on the axle, it will be fine as long as you keep the hubs unlocked. What kind of transmission temp are you seeing? The 6.0 has a good transmission cooler from the factory.
Ok. Im seeing 158 to 162 on highway. backroads are around 165 to 170 but any lights I hit or traffic it climbs steadily up to 190+. I drove 3 hours on the highway and hit some traffic, temps were fine but but highest it got were 192 and were climbing. I know the trans cooler now doesn't have a fan and I don't think the fan for the radiator fan is pulling air through the trans cooler because its slanted down and kinda out of the way.
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You can add a fan or bigger cooler if you want to but 190-200 degrees isn't bad for transmission temp.

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Maybe you have a transmission issue
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[quote=bismic;16328943]Maybe you have a transmission issue



I thought it was slipping. Had fluid changed and it seemed to fix that but it still likes being stubborn. Shop said it was fine. The shop has a very good reputation so I don't really know.
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You can add a fan or bigger cooler if you want to but 190-200 degrees isn't bad for transmission temp.
I think I might get a new cooler. Some of the fins are bent. I fixed the hand full that were bent but they still have a slight bent to them. The temp has gotten to 210-215 but I had just pulled back up to my house by then
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Honestly, your temps sound fine. Once you get up to 220+ is when you start to shorten the lifespan of the fluid.

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Honestly, your temps sound fine. Once you get up to 220+ is when you start to shorten the lifespan of the fluid.
I didn't realize they cold get that hot. I don't know much and am still learning about these 6.0's though.

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Honestly, your temps sound fine. Once you get up to 220+ is when you start to shorten the lifespan of the fluid.
Ok, good to know. Im still learning more about the 6.0. I just don't want to break anything more than I usually do. Im terrible with anything expensive. LOL
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