The car is rated to pull 3500 lbs. 6 Posts . 1 - 5 of 5 Posts. Heat is the major factor. You just need a more powerful vehicle. Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010 +)' started by Telescopist, Jan 3, 2019. I've got a 2017 Frontier SV V6 4.0 & will be towing a 5.5-6k# loaded travel trailer from FL to NC, TN, VA. CarTalk.com Best of Deals Car Reviews Repair Shops Cars A-Z Radio Show. Towing/Offroading. Continue with Google. Not all towing has to be detrimental, however. It's money well spent. For the other reasons, the addition of a transmission fluid cooler is not only necessary for that car’s who used the trailers systems anymore. Date: 10:56 AM Feb 20, 2020. This recommendation would be the same if you, a Subaru dealer or an independent source installed the transmission cooler. Also getting electric assist breaks. We went up the Ike Gauntlet to see if a Toyota Tundra needs a transmission cooler. Transmission cooler necessary for towing with car?? 6 speed manual transmission (only Honda Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline can tow 3500lbs at max, Honda transmissions arent built for abuse), specially designed coolers, reinforced body, brakes and suspension. I think even in Maine is gets hot. Reply . Transmission cooler kits usually come with all the necessary tools, hardware and directions to install it yourself. A transmission cooler will only set you back 200 bucks MAX, and a new van would be 30 Grand. She assumed it would be similar with the Toyota. But a temperature gauge is a good addition too. There was a service bulletin with these transmission coolers in cold weather where the thermostat wouldn't open and the transmission would overheat while towing. It should have no problems with a 3000lb trailer. 57 Posts . Top. Many manufacturers are now also recommending the addition of a transmission cooler if you carry extra passengers or cargo (ie – vacation, car-pool), drive in stop-and-go traffic, drive in hot or very cold weather, or climb steep inclines. Granted the car was a 5 speed but I had no problems with it what so ever. Also, a transmission cooler … In fact, as long as you maintain your vehicle and do not commit common towing errors, you can ensure you do not cause any costly damage to your transmission. HOWEVER, my Toyota parts dealer said a transmission cooler is not necessary. The trailer dealer said I should get a tow package installed including the Reese type hitch, 7 pin electrical, fan clutch, and transmission cooler. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 5 of 5 Posts. Discussion Starter • #1 • Feb 5, 2015 (Edited) Hello, We were planning on towing a 1-axle (3,500 lb limit) camper trailer soon with some amount of cargo inside the Highlander (just two people). The dealership she purchased from (not a Toyota dealer) assured her the Highlander was more than sufficient to tow the … A separate tranny cooler on an automatic is never a bad or expensive idea but in your case I wouldn't consider it a necessity. An auxiliary transmission cooler will not increase the towing or hauling capacity of a vehicle. The Transmission Coolers used to provide help to transmissions and the coolers can deal with the generated stress as well as heat which are caused by towing boats, trailers systems and other objects. Transmission issues + Transmission cooler needed? Below I will provide you with our statement regarding aftermarket products. ;) ... complete with additional transmission oil cooler,my question to you experienced Touareg owners..is adding another transmission oil cooler necessary? Transmission Cooler. If your van has the towing package, which, in 2005, included a transmission cooler, the cooling should be adequate.