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Went out to the pole barn yesterday (the weather was nice) and fired up the ol' girl.
Lucky truck, will only see 2,000 miles a year-only summer work.
I traded my 98 s10 "ss" with 41,000 miles. Lived the same life.

Anyhow, this might sound stupid, but does a Manual transmission still have a transmission cooler?

I was checking the truck out, 19,000 miles, and noticed what looked like a smaller radiator in front of actual radiator.

It does not have a hitch, so I doubt that it has a tow package.
OR do all 2500's have the tow package?

Thanks, enjoy the site greatly. Mark
 

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usually if its got the tranny cooler its got the tow package.
 

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The smaller radiator should be for the A/C system.
Very few manual transmissions use a cooler.
The pump in the tail shaft doesnt produce enough pressure to move the lubricant through the cooling system. Manuals are cooled and lubricated by the splash method, lubrication is sprayed and/or splashed on the rotating parts by being pumped to the top of the inside of the trans.
Some high end manual racing trans and manual heavy equiptment trans use coolers that are usually pressured by an external pump.
Manual transmissions dont generate the amount of heat that an automatic does, the fluid in an automatic trans in addition to lubricating is also the driving force of the trans and as such it generates a lot of friction.
Fluid in a manual trans basically only lubricates the internals.
 
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