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I would like to install a Magnefine filter on my ATF cooler hose. To get the flow direction correct, which way does ATF flow?

The FSM labels the longer amber metal cooler line coming from the back of the transmission (rear of the car) "Inlet". This metal line is on the right side as you face the transmission, or the Driver side of the vehicle.

The shorter black metal cooler line is labeled "Outlet". This metal line is on the left or passenger side of the vehicle.

So if the labeling "Inlet" and "Outlet" is with respect to the transmission, ATF flows out of the shorter metal black line, through the radiator heat exchanger, and back to the longer amber metal line.

If the labeling is with respect to the radiator heat exchanger, the opposite would be true.

Could I get some help making sure I know where to put the filter?

Thanks!
 

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I didn't get a quick answer, so I pulled the hoses off to try it myself. The ATF flows out of the shorter black metal pipe, on the passenger side, through the radiator, and returns to the longer amber metal pipe.
 

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Here are the installation instructions for ATF cooler for 05-06 and 07-10 models that show routing of ATF lines. Unable to determine your model year, but maybe this will help. Generally, the ATF radiator inlet is in the lower middle of the radiator bottom. The ATF radiator outlet is on the lower passenger side of the radiator bottom, and is routed over to the driver's side by means of a metal pipe with rubber connector fittings. Does this agree with your findings?

http://www.handa-accessories.com/odyssey/05tow.pdf

http://www.handa-accessories.com/odyssey/07hitch.pdf
 

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The '98 transmission cooler lines are on the passenger side, not the driver side, of the vehicle. The transmission outlet enters the passenger side of the radiator. The radiator outlet is on the driver side, and lengths of metal pipe and rubber hose conduct the ATF back to the inlet of the transmission.

I put the Magnefine in the transmission inlet line, and used an extra length of 3/8" transmission hose. There is a unused threaded hole in engine mount bracket. I bolted a right angle bracket to this bracket, and attached the Magnefine to that with zip ties. I'll replace the Magnefine in 5000 miles, and cut it open to get an idea of what the service interval should be.
 

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i just picked up a magnifine filter for my 96 and the replacement scheduled is stated as 10000 miles or 1 year whichever comes first. thanks for the idea to mount the filter to the front mount bracket. i was trying to figure that one out.
 

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It may be my imagination, but I think the shifting has smoothed out in the 3k miles since the Magnefine was put on. If it is real, it is likely due to the fluid drain and fills.
 
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