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How can I bypass external cooler on 1988 Cadillac cetera

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    Earl DaSquirrel Apr 04, 2015

    ? the transmission cooler ?

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Unhook it and hook the 2 lines together,why would you want to??it will get hot and blow the tranny?!

Posted on Apr 04, 2015

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    NeilandNicole Favors Apr 06, 2015

    I don't want to. My external oil cooler needs to be replaced . Just trying to figure out what to do. I was told to bypass

  •  johnny rebel
    johnny rebel Apr 06, 2015

    ok,in a cadilac,you should not bypass any coolers,unless you live where it is 30 degrees all the time,cadis need that extra little bit of cooling,you can replace the cooler,you can buy a generic one for about 30 bucks,they all are about the same,just google "external oil cooler",and find one for your car.

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