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Trans Cooler Ideas?

On another Forum a guy suggested the JK auto trans overheat issue can be solved by installing an '07 WK trans cooler in place of the stock one (which is at the bottom of the A/C condenser) and using the stock one as a power steering cooler. I can't find a picture of the WK cooler anywhere, but the guy says it will bolt onto the grille mount and looks like a factory install when done. Anyone tried this?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-13-2010, 08:49 PM
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bought 2 aluminum coolers and installed in the front grill. One for the transmission one for the power steering.

I'm sure I'll think of something
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Haven't see a post on exactly what you are asking but lots of guys are adding a simple B&M cooler. Here are some of the better write ups that I've seen on this.

Bodyguy:
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20702

Gold Night:
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26448

PhilD:
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2458

There are more in the write up section. Hope this helps

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I did as you said and used the one in the condenser for the PS and put a aux for the trans.

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I did as you said and used the one in the condenser for the PS and put a aux for the trans.
How does it work? I never thought if cooling the PS system, but it sounds like a good idea.

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Thanks, all, those are some good ideas.

FWIW, AEV apparently came up with the idea of using the stock JK trans cooler as a power steering cooler for the Hemi swaps. No reason it wouldn't work with the stock V6 setup.

I'm going to look into this guys idea of using the WK rans cooler & see what it takes. He didn't offer any photos. OTOH, the B&M units look like they'll more than do the job and I like the idea of adding them as a supplemental cooler to the stocker.
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I am running the setup that is in the link for BODYGUY above... if you want to cool both, this is the best/cleanest solution.
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I'm running the BMM-70264, it has a little more cooling then the 70268 that Phil used, and an aeroforce gauge and my temps have not been over 195 in the year that I've had it installed. Temps before install were ALWAYS 210+. On hot 95 plus days it will run up around 180-190 if I drive a lot around town without highway or 45+ speeds. On highway runs about 140-165 mostly.


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