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Hey guys, I'm planning on installing the Hayden 403 trans cooler pretty soon. I already have the link to the instructions and all that good stuff. Just wondering if there's anything important(like stuff that will break my car) before I attempt this procedure? I know ivbdn had a problem with his 4EAT and the dealer tech blamed it on his tranny cooler and a "pinched" hose. He had to replace his tranny. So, is there anyway to avoid this?

Also, if anyone here has already installed it..any tips on installation and are you satisfied? Or should I not even bother and avoid a major(costly) replacement?


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Some people have had problems with dealer service when they have (non related) tranny issues. For example, one guy had tranny problems, and the dealer told him they would not work on/replace the tranny because the oil cooler was improperly installed. He had a big fight.

I would never do this myself, but either (1) but super careful with the install - no kinked lines, loose fittings, etc. or (2) have the dealer install it. Be sure to ask them about warranty issues.

This assumes you are still under warranty!
 

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Thanks for the reply...I'll consider all the things that you said. Esp. with the warranty issue, since my drivetrain is warrantied for another 4 years or so.



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The fight I had to up wasn't as bad as it may have sounded. If you were actually there, I didn't really have to twist their arm or anything.

Basically, it was me and the master tech dukin' it out. The service rep left us alone, and when he came back seeing that his master tech couldn't convince me of the problem being MY fault, he said they'd do it under warranty but that SOA might send a rep down to check it out. If they deem it as the cooler's fault, then I'm SOL and gotta pay.

If you're not gonna do it yourself, shell out the cash and have the dealership put it in. That way they can't say shit if something goes wrong.

My dealership's got a bad rep anyway, so I wasn't surprised to see that they didn't want to do the work. GOOD LUCK!
 
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