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Transmission overheat?

Hi,
I just towed my 7000lb trailer about 100 miles in my first Titan. I noticed that climbing up long hills the trany temp would climb to a mark just shy of the hot mark on the gauge, then after 10 to 20 seconds would fall rapidy back too half way. I had it in tow mode.
Is this normal or do i have a problem??

I did have an overload sign across the front so less air was passing though. The trailer is 9' wide.

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Re: Transmission overheat?

What gear did you tow in?

If you need to you can always downshift to help keep it cool

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Re: Transmission overheat?

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What gear did you tow in?

If you need to you can always downshift to help keep it cool
I had it in drive and had the tow switch on....yes i guess it did cool down when it down shifted....so better to maually down shift to 3rd for big hills??
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Re: Transmission overheat?

Don't be afraid of 3rd gear take her out of 5th always keep it in 4th for towing even on the highway. 4000 rpm for less than 5 minutes straight won't hurt this engine. Keep that tranny temp down if your still second guessing, do what I did add another tranny cooler to run in series with the stock one. No more cooling issues.
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Re: Transmission overheat?

Yep, gear down. With my Titan I find that if I'm in 3rd gear and don't exceed 45 MPH I can tow uphill all day long. The higher engine RPM allows the transmission to pump more fluid through the transmission, thereby keeping it cooler.

I would make sure to keep the front of the Titan free of obstructions so that the maximum amount of airflow can go across the coolers.

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Re: Transmission overheat?

That thing should of been lockouted in 4th the whole time then down to 3rd as son as hit the hills.

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Re: Transmission overheat?

I would agree with the others. I have had two Titans. One '05 XE 2wd with .243 rear gear and now a '11 SV 4wd with .336 gear. Both had the same problem when I pulled my travel trailer, which camping ready is right at 7200#. I have done the radiator bypas as well as added a TruCool extra trans cooler. It has helped, by not solved the issue. When the trans goes in to the "slip" and out of lock up it allows for the clutches to gather more friction causing the heat build up. There is no way around it. Keeping it in 4th guarantees that the trans will not go into the "slip" but your mpg suffer. Currently I get 6-8mpg when towing.
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Re: Transmission overheat?

Thanks guys...learning heaps on this forum....awesome!

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Re: Transmission overheat?

just don't forget to go manual long before you need it. If you're running 45MPH or less, even second is a good option

-If your tranny gets to cook mode, it will NOT let you manually shift
-I found that even in 2nd at 40mph, the tranny will still heat up rapidly if you try to use cruise
-Descending hills using primarily gears rather than brakes not only gives better control, but cools the tranny for some reason.


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Re: Transmission overheat?

I agree!

Lower gears will keep the torque converter from generating too much heat.
BTW, 7000 lbs is pushing the limit, even on a "big tow" Titan.


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I agree!

Lower gears will keep the torque converter from generating too much heat.
BTW, 7000 lbs is pushing the limit, even on a "big tow" Titan.

^ Semi floating rear end. Even within those limits, it's hell on the rear bearings and seals over time. And the Titan Tranny and suspension just aren't made for heavy duty dragging, but will get the job done if you drive smart and take it slow and easy. On the flipside, the motor and frame are MORE than capable of tackling excessive duty.

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Nailed it...they don't like towing that much they just weren't designed for heavy hauling. I've had two and neither we're pulling champs but like you said if you go low and slow this truck will do it all day long no problem. Neither of my Titans were older than 2009 but I don't think that makes a difference the design never changed.

Low and slow add a cooler to run in series and you won't have a problem. You may not win the race but she'll very rarely let you down. I've never seen a vehicle that can literally have the snot driven out of it and always walk away purring time and time again. Mine has 190,000 KM on it and purrs like new yet and I've towed with it for years
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I agree!

Lower gears will keep the torque converter from generating too much heat.
BTW, 7000 lbs is pushing the limit, even on a "big tow" Titan.
So much for the 9200lb ive read in the specs then?!

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Re: Transmission overheat?

Ok i guess its slow and easy for the 2500 miles to home...lol..
Thanks for all the comments. I know the rear end was resealed and modified about 20000 mile ago, so hoping that will last.
Also if anyone need a ride share to alaska from Wa on the 21st of april drop me a note..... i have adds on craigslist and rideboard.com

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So much for the 9200lb ive read in the specs then?!
I only said "pushing" the limit. 7000 is a lot of weight for any half ton truck.


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