A transmission fluid cooler performs an important role in maintaining the longevity of your transmission. As the name transmission cooler implies it reduces the transmission oil or fluid temperature, Lower transmission fluid temperatures are vital to properly lubricating critical parts of a transmission and preventing them from overheating. Transmission fluid generally operates at temperatures below 200 degrees. As a vehicle is put under stress from towing, hauling heavy loads or even extreme stop-and-go driving your transmission fluid temperatures rise. Properly cooling the transmission fluid is vital to preventing overheating or burn up.
High transmission fluid temperatures result in: