Need Help With Explanation Of Parts

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    Hi, I have 2011 Nitro Heat. 3.7l 4x2.
    my question is I have a power steering cooler that's in front of the radiator that's in front of the a/c condensor...now..is the condenser a dual condenser /transmission cooler. or does the Heat even come with a trans cooler?

    I have to replace the radiator/radiator support/ the condenser and the power steering cooler ( which I originally thought was the trans cooler until a guy at O'reilys says it was a PS cooler)

    If someone could break down or direct to me to diagram that I can see or ensure the parts that in my truck are the parts I've bought. And I mean really detailed, I'm a little slow at all this so as much info can get would be great.

    I truly appreciate anyone's help with this, thanks

    joe
     
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    The little one up front is the P/S cooler #4.
    Behind that is the condenser #3/trany cooler #2. Condenser is bottom 2/3, trany cooler top 1/3.
    Behind that is the radiator #1.
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    Some (condenser/trany cooler) come as one piece #1.
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    Some are 2 pieces. Sorry No Pic of those.
    But here are real pictures, one with the trany cooler.
    2nd. pic without one.
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    thanks so much man, i really appreciate it....heres my next question....i bought the radiator and a condenser and a transcool...all separate units...does the condenser/trans cooler have to be a single unit or can i fit that stand alone trans cooler in somehow....or is that just a plain stupid ? to ask?....lol
     
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    It depends on what you bought.
    If you look at the first drawing, upper left inboard of the bracket. You will see what looks like 2 bolts that hold the OEM trany cooler to the radiator, and 2 screws that hold the trany cooler to the condenser.
    My rig is the one with out a cooler above. So I can not look to verify how it connects.

    If what you bought is not OEM then you should be able to make them work. It's just a matter of figuring out how to secure each one.
    It is important that you do not stack them 3 deep. This would cause to much airflow restriction to the radiator.

    After you install the condenser, and get the rest of the A/C system connected, you will need to have the A/C system professionally evacuated and charged. You need special tools to correctly charge the A/C system to prevent future damage to the compressor.
    Leave the compressor electrical plug undone if you drive the rig before getting the A/C charged. Otherwise the compressor will kick on with no refrigerant or lubricant in it, burning it up.

    Sounds like you ran into something?
    I just went through this with my daughters Cherokee. She rear-ended a 1980ish mustang.
     
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    thank you for all the very useful information....yes i did indeed hit something....a struck and killed a pitbull...tore the right side fender flare off, the wheel shield, half the airdam and that was just the cosmetic part of it...i then realized it cracked the main support bar at the bottom of the radiator support, the PS cool and bent the condenser into the radiator...no leaks any where except a small drip from the ps cooler....i was lucky enough to retrieve the fender flare in tack with a couple of scratches.....i bought a new radiator and condenser and a transmission cooler....hence my previous questions about identifying parts....

    where did you get those diagrams from? id love to have a copy...no repair manual for the nitro 11...

    thanks again for your help.
     
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    Your welcome.
    Sounds like it was a big dog and/or you were moving pretty fast.
    Bummer for both of you...

    Most sites will show a diagram of the parts when you are looking for parts.
    Full service repair manuals can be purchased from Dodge. From 07 to 11 not many things changed. So pretty much any year will be about 90% comparable, with the exception of some of the wiring.
    Beware of the PDF ones on the bay, many are not complete and some even contain inaccurate & incomplete information.
    I have a full set (4 total) of the 07 manuals, in hard copy, I purchased from e-bay. When stacked they are 8" tall. The paper is so thin the letters show thru from the next page... but they sure came in handy when I had to replace my clutch.
     

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