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Old 11-02-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Cooling down

Can I get some information on the cooling system in the front of a car? I'm not trying to repair anything but it'd be nice to be able to decipher that jumple of things behind a grill.

Here's where I'm confused. How do the radiator, transmission cooler, and condensor work together? Are they each a seperate finned assembly that each gets its shair of air flow through it? Or, are some or all of them combined in some way? How do the fluids flow seperately through these structures if they are combined?


For example, I just took a look at a ford escape. I see one finned assembly with two coolant hoses running to it. So that must be the radiator. In front of that is another finned assembly with the A/C hoses running to it on the passenger side, and transmission lines running to it on the driver side. So does this assembly function as both the transmission cooler and the condenser? If so, how do the fluids keep seperate?

What can I expect to find on my S-series? Which units are combined/seperate?


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Old 11-02-2008, 07:03 PM   #2
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The AC condenser is bolted to the front of the radiator, and is a fully separate unit. The trans cooler (which is only used on the autos) is built into the radiator. Air flows through the condenser then the radiator.

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Old 11-02-2008, 08:26 PM   #3
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check this out?
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