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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator??? in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Hey! The same thing happened to me a couple weeks ago. Had to change the Rad, replace tranny fluid (thank ...
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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    Hey!

    The same thing happened to me a couple weeks ago. Had to change the Rad, replace tranny fluid (thank god not replace tranny).

    I had an extended warranty with another company which covered damaged Rads....of course when I called to see if it was covered they said they don't cover it if the damage was due to lines. sux....but I only had to pay $725 Cad for everything.

    Global Warranty was the insurance company company..


    wish I saw this thread earlier...hehe..

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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    Hey Chevyhighperformance and Txtbest, can you provide more info on the separate tranny coolers you've installed (brand, cost, possible pics, etc.)
    Thx.

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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    Quote Originally Posted by DavyCTS View Post
    Hey Chevyhighperformance and Txtbest, can you provide more info on the separate tranny coolers you've installed (brand, cost, possible pics, etc.)
    Thx.
    I used Autozone's Imperial 243012. I think the cost was about $50. This a parallel pass cooler (versus a serpentine cooler). I made a mounting brackets for the cooler. I put the cooler on its side just to help with the drainage. I went with a parallel pass cooler, so that when the fluid is cold, more tends to to take the shortest parallel path from inlet to outlet which permits the fluid to heat up a little quicker. After the fluid heats up and thins out it flows through more parallel paths and the cooler works like a normal cooler. We get cold winters and hot summers - if you live in the south where it is always warm using a parallel path cooler isn't as important. I don't have any space left to post a picture. I'm checking into a free hosting service.
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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    I don't want to hi-jack this thread but this is great info hpchevy - thanks a lot!

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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    imageshack is a great free host for pictures ... i use them mainly because they don't require a login and many of the images i post are fleeting (parts illustrations etc) and they aren't something that i'd like to attach to my account, but i also have an account so i can keep my stuff all together

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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    did you go to patrick cadillac in schaumburg. cause thats exactly what happened to my cadillac and thats what they quoted me to replace the radiator... i replaced mine in 2 hours and it cost me 200 bucks for a new radiator.

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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    Chevyhighperformance have you gone through a winter cycle yet? Just wondering, even with a parallel pass cooler, being right up front in the airflow, in the winter if you will have any issues?? Keep us posted. I'll probably copy you on this mod as well if it works out over time.... Thanks for being on the leading edge of these things!

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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    Quote Originally Posted by Pwayne View Post
    Chevyhighperformance have you gone through a winter cycle yet? Just wondering, even with a parallel pass cooler, being right up front in the airflow, in the winter if you will have any issues?? Keep us posted. I'll probably copy you on this mod as well if it works out over time.... Thanks for being on the leading edge of these things!
    I haven't gone through a winter yet. If the tranny fluid stays too cold, I've been thinking of ways to reduce the cooler's efficiency. Maybe it's a simple cover to block some air.

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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    I'm a nooby, so forgive me if I'm off the rocker here, but the SRX uses an external oil cooler, and the SRX has a thermal bypass valve on the transmission cooler lines as they leave the tranny, the thermal bypass only opens and allows full flow of oil to the radiator when the transmission oil reaches a certain temperature, when the transmission oil is cooler, the cooling circuit is bypassed and the transmission fluid recirculates to the transmission allowing some temperature control of the transmission fluid in cold climate weather conditions.

    There are similar units available in the aftermarket such as this one;

    http://www.jegs.com/i/Derale/259/130...ductId=1335929

    There may be a thermal bypass already installed on the CTS, but I couldn't find a parts fiche for the CTS to confirm or deny this fact. Maybe someone with more experience could shed some light on this for us all.

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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    as far as I can remember that TXV is only on the SRX ... the CTS is always cooled
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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    only on some 2004 and 2005 SRX's ... i think there was an option (maybe towing package) that would include the TXV in between the trans and the cooler
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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    How did yall connect the stock trans lines to rubber hoses? simple clamps?

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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    In this thread you can see pictures of how i did it.
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ak-down-6.html

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    Re: Trans cooler lines pulled out of radiator???

    ^ nice!

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    I live in Canada and we have pretty extreme season changes so I will be using the bypass valve or the cooler with integral bypass and thermostatically controlled fan. Has anyone any idea roughly how many btu's I need to shed so I can pick an appropriate size cooler?

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