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Old 09-24-2008, 05:58 AM   #1
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Im a newbie to this sight so here go's my first question. what's a good solution for a over heating automatic tranny? It's a 2001 with 33's on it but stock gears. Will puting new gears in it take my problem away? Or is thier another solution?

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Changing gears will not solve the problem. It will restore acceleration and perhaps a little gas mileage but will not cure an over heated trans.

What are the symptoms? Have you serviced the trans lately (new filter and fluid)? What does the fluid look like? Is it normal tranny fluid color or does it look like an espresso latte?

Was this working ok until you went mod bogging one day? What was the situation that lead to this condition?

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You could easily install a Transmission cooler with or without a fan (to increase cooling efficiency). If you do your own fluid maintenance, you could supplement the cooler with a deep transmission pan. The nice feature of the deep pan is the drain plug
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:50 AM   #4
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You could easily install a Transmission cooler with or without a fan (to increase cooling efficiency). If you do your own fluid maintenance, you could supplement the cooler with a deep transmission pan. The nice feature of the deep pan is the drain plug
Good work around. But why is the stock configuration not working?
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I would say the first thing to do is to have the transmission ATF flushed and replaced with fresh ATF and see if that cures it. However, a severely undergeared configuration can also contribute to an automatic transmission getting hot, what size tires are you running and what gear ratio is in your axles now?
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I would say the first thing to do is to have the transmission ATF flushed and replaced with fresh ATF and see if that cures it. However, a severely undergeared configuration can also contribute to an automatic transmission getting hot, what size tires are you running and what gear ratio is in your axles now?
He's running 33's. Even with a 3.07 ratio, he should not be overheating the AT. Unless he's pulling a houseboat or lives in the Rocky's. I'm running 3.73's in the foot hills here and have not experienced this issue.

Something does not seem right. I'm thinking the vent tube might have introduced some water or mud.... (just my .02)
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Have ATF flushed, install auxilary tranny cooler with fan, install deep tranny pan. If that doesnt fix it then something is severly messed up and you will liely need it rebuilt or a new trans. Thats my thoughts anyway.

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