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Ol Red
September 14th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Im new to the forum and this is the first ford i have really dealt with. It my 99 f250 7.3L psd. i took it off road and hit some solid dirt and destroyed the power steering cooler. I got it fixed for now but was wanting to see if anyone had done a relocate or what they had done to steer away from breaking this thang.

Booba5185
September 15th, 2012, 12:06 AM
I've seen a lot of guys take the stock transmission cooler from a 1980-1996 F-150\Bronco and use it as a power steering cooler. Lemme see if I can find a pick, it's about as thick as a good book, lol.

Ol Red
September 15th, 2012, 01:37 PM
Yea it really didnt take much to break it, im ganna check some of the junk yard today for some other parts also

JSoko
September 15th, 2012, 06:29 PM
how about a relocation

Ol Red
September 16th, 2012, 01:54 PM
Thats what im looking for, just trying to see if anyone else has done it and if they have pictures of it.

catmechanic07
September 16th, 2012, 08:43 PM
Shouldnt be to hard. Other than finding a good solid mounting location and running new lines.

Ol Red
September 16th, 2012, 09:47 PM
Yea i have looked at some new locations but wanted to see if someone had down it to get a few ideas, cause right now i just got it bypassed with a brass fitting.

Booba5185
September 16th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Easy enough, get a stock transmission cooler for a 80-96 truck, mount it in front of the radiator. Then run hoses to the new cooler.

Booba5185
September 16th, 2012, 09:52 PM
crappy pic, but you can see the cooler on the passenger side of the radiator:
http://users.ubtanet.com/alarsen/images/bronco/Broncofront.jpg

JSoko
September 17th, 2012, 09:06 AM
thats a big one
I like the idea of the larger cooler, that fluid gets hotter than you think
make sure you have it plumbed right, and the cooled fluid is goin back to the pump on the correct side

back in the 60's & 70's Ford used a small one mounted to the pump
look below on the front of my Bike and you can see an old style, I use it as an engine oil cooler

http://www.fordtruckclub.net/forum/photopost/files/1/5/2b37b5bcb9c24c067952f78d3c1000c5_77.jpg

catmechanic07
September 17th, 2012, 07:41 PM
Just thought about it.....Oreillys or any parts store should have this. Its a set of 4 round ziptie like cables that you push thru your radiator fins. You push them thru the cooler and thru the radiator with the stops on the inside. Cut the excess off and run your new lines. Kinda reminds you of the pic that Booba put up but cleaner looking to me. A lot of guys use them on hotrods.

JSoko
September 17th, 2012, 09:36 PM
we use those type for bulb thermometers on coils

Ol Red
September 19th, 2012, 04:09 PM
Well i ended up gettin the trans cooler today off a 94 f150 and found someone that is going to fab up some brackets for me once i get that done ill post some pictures of it before and after mounting

Ol Red
September 19th, 2012, 04:11 PM
Just thought about it.....Oreillys or any parts store should have this. Its a set of 4 round ziptie like cables that you push thru your radiator fins. You push them thru the cooler and thru the radiator with the stops on the inside. Cut the excess off and run your new lines. Kinda reminds you of the pic that Booba put up but cleaner looking to me. A lot of guys use them on hotrods.

Yes they do but it didnt look as durable as the part i got and i dont trust those plastic push ties

HawaiianF150
September 20th, 2012, 12:13 AM
Howdy Red!
My brother-in-law works for Trane. He works on commercial HVAC systems and he recommends something like these.

http://www.hellermanntyton.us/products.aspx?cat=114

JSoko
September 20th, 2012, 01:04 PM
the kind I see have a flat washer on one end and another sliplock one on the other end
made just for coils or radiators