What to know about the Oil Cooler Hose (Automatic Transmission):
The oil cooler hose is in charge of keeping the transmission and engine oil from overheating. The hose goes through the radiator to the transmission and the engine. The oil that is used to grease the engine and transmission circulates through the oil cooler hose to the radiator, where it is cooled down. This keeps the oil from overheating and injuring the engine and transmission.
Facts to Note:
Any time the oil cooler hose is changed, the oil cooler pump should be checked as well.
How to Fix:
Check for oil leaks
Examine the oil cooler hoses
Change oil cooler hose assembly
Inspect for leaks
Your oil cooler system should be examined during all routine upkeep and servicing. It is best practice to have your oil cooler system checked every time your oil is changed.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Oil Cooler Hose (Automatic Transmission):
Oil is leaking
Importance of this service:
Your oil cooler system is in control of cooling the oil in your engine and transmission. The oil circulates through the oil cooler hose and to the radiator, where the oil is cooled before going back to the engine and transmission. This oil is needed to keep the engine well-greased. When the oil cooler hose breaks, oil will leak out of the hose, and will be removed from the system. The engine and transmission won’t have the lubrication they need, which can be harmful to both systems, and will likely cause overheating.