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If i bypass the tranny cooler will it harm the

If I bypass the tranny cooler in a 1997 caviler, will it harm the transmission? I was told it was not needed by a questionable source at best.

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Why would you want to bypass the transmission cooler? It is there to help keep the transmission cool. Heat is the enemy of any transmission. It definitely is needed and whoever told you otherwise is not to be relied on.

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