Driving down a Texas Hwy yesterday, I took a rock into the Transmission cooler. Didn’t realize it until I turned off the highway and the truck stopped and wouldn’t go forward. I got out to look and there was a puddle of red fluid in front of the truck. There’s an opening above the license plate & below the grill, the cooler sits right inside there. Seems strange that there’s no protection in front of it.
Had it towed to the dealer, but we won’t know if the transmission is damaged until the replacement cooler arrives.
Does anyone know if the the transmission has some kind of safety shut off that caused it to stop moving? Has anyone experienced this kind of damage…is it a design flaw?