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Old 05-19-2015, 10:36 AM   #11
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Yes your vin should tell you. Try it here </title> <meta content="" name="keywords"/> <meta content="" name="description"/> <title>Dodge - Contact Us
under your vehicle go to equipment list.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:46 AM   #12
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Transmissions need to operate in the 160-200 range , same as your engine, to keep any moisture evaporated. Too cool is not good.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:52 AM   #13
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Transmissions need to operate in the 160-200 range , same as your engine, to keep any moisture evaporated. Too cool is not good.
That makes a lot of common sense. Does anyone know if the tranny system contains a type of thermostat like the engine has to close and open when needed. It is good for an engine to run in a certain zone. The thermostat is supposed to help with that.

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I have a scangauge on my Tundra, trans temp is always between 190 - 220. Never seen it above 220 pulling some pretty steep grades in the Rockies.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:55 AM   #15
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I just bought a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.7 ltr V8 and 8 speed auto transmission. I'm not sure if it has a heavy duty transmission cooler or not. Would the VIN # tell me? Also, at what temp is the transmission getting hot? I appreciate all advice! Thanks!
you should be able to tell the temp using the menu screen on your dash.

i have a 2015 2500 with the 6.4 and i know I have a transmission cooler. I run 168-172 degrees with or without towing
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Every brand has its normal range; they can be quite different; and it even varies within brand depending on the year. My 2005 F150 ran at 160; my 2012 runs at 195.

You should only pay attention to what others with the same truck are running. What somebody runs for temps on a Chevy or Ford means nothing to your situation.

Temps are much hotter nowadays and some transmissions are thermostatically controlled. My Ford runs 195 no matter what I do; empty or towing.
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I just bought a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.7 ltr V8 and 8 speed auto transmission. I'm not sure if it has a heavy duty transmission cooler or not. Would the VIN # tell me? Also, at what temp is the transmission getting hot? I appreciate all advice! Thanks!
You can email dodge straight from there website. Include your VIN and they will email you back a complete build sheet. I have done this for both of my dodges. They usually email you back within 24-48 hours.
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I also put the OEM 6.0L tranny cooler to my 7.3L. Before my tranny towing 17,000# would get to 228 so I replaced the cooler with the one out of a 6.0L which is twice the size cooler and now on 100 deg days my temp only gets to 168 deg. its a nice upgrade and was well worth my time putting it in. They say the life expectancy of a tranny drops drastically when the temp goes over 200 deg so more cooling the longer it will last.
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I used that link to the Dodge website…it worked perfectly! I do have a HD engine cooler and a HD transmission oil cooler! Thanks!
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Never heard of a trans blowing because of moisture.. But most have blown because overheating.

I read where some put on a inline trans fluid thermostat then heard of them taking it off when the trans started getting hot again.

Putting in a inline trans thermostat to cirumvent the cooler does not make much sense to me . I like running 155 in the summere when towing I know I have a long way to go before the trans gets too hot..

Any moisture collected during the winter will evap out during the summer... I do a complete fluid change every 30k.
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