Nope, a dealer said my radiator was "gone", and that Transmission Fluid may have mixed with the coolant, and they have to flush the tranny (180 dollars worth of tranny fluid) to ensure it is ok, add a new radiator, coolant, and a transmission filter, plus labor and you get 1100 worth of work-is this accurate?
yes a tranny flush is expensive (@ between $150 and $200). Plus, a new radiator. So, I'm afraid it's possible. But, they're killing you with labor costs. Just make sure that your car can handle a flush. In some cases, mostly in older vehicles, a true flush on the transmission can cause it to lock up, rendering it useless. I'm just taking a guess here, as I don't know what your driving, so I can't even guess how much a new radiator is for your car.
It is the transmission cooler hose or line. It runs the fluid through a cooler on the radiator to cool the transmission fluid.
The transmission cooler (possibly part of the radiator) has failed
The transmission cooler is built into the radiator, and the tubes on the cooler are leaking Trans. fluid into the engine coolant. Need to replace radiator.
The automatic transmission oil cooler is built into the radiator. If the oil cooler developes a leak the oil mixes with the engine coolant.
Some have an internal transmission cooler & extra small internal radiator for that purpose.
This is transmission fluid. The leak is at the transmission cooler which may be part of the radiator.
Transmission cooler is a separate tank area attached to the lower or side of radiator (one unit)
You have a leaking transmission cooler, usually part of the radiator. The transmission fluid is mixing with the antifreeze turning it pink.
Transmission fluid cooler hoses.
You have a failed radiator. Most vehicles have a trans cooler on the side of the radiator.
tranny cooler lines or tranny cooler blew up inside rad
These are cooler lines, the fluid flows in them from the transmission to the cooler in the radiator or auxiliary cooler then back on most vehicles to help in keeping the transmission from overheating ASE certified tech / L1
You will notice two lines going to your radiator from the transmission. One is a service line and one is a return line. The radiator has a transmission cooler built into it. If you have trans fluid in the radiator chances are the trans cooler is leaking. A little trans fluid in the radiator will not affect engine cooling BUT as soon as the pressure drops in that transmission you may very well have radiator coolant sucked into the tranmission and that will ruin a transmission in a hurry. You need to get this checked out as soon as possible.
If there are lines coming from the transmission to the radiator, it has a cooler in the radiator. If there are lines from the transmission to an external heat exchanger, that would be an auxiliary cooler.
Most of the ATF will remain in the trans cooler and lines unless you have the transmission force flushed by a trans shop.
That is the transmission oil cooler. It cools the transmission fluid as you drive.
There are a few things that can cause this. First, plugged cooler lines from the transmission to the cooler, which usually is built into the radiator, or mounted in front of it. Second, plugged transmission cooler. Third, plugged filter in the transmission. Fourth, overloading the transmission. Fifth, if the cooler is in the radiator tank, and the engine is running too hot, it will also prevent it from cooling the transmission.
From the transmission? No? But antifreeze & transmission fluid can mix. Your transmission uses a small portion of the radiator as a transmission cooler, normally at the very bottom or side. In very rare instances, this cooler can develop a leak and allow transmission fluid and antifreeze to mix together. The only fix is to replace the radiator.
Transmission fluid. Many cars have a transmission cooler built into the radiator to cool the transmission fluid. Sometimes there is an internal rupture in the system spilling transmission fluid into the radiator thus mixing with the coolant.
Should be no pressure, the ATF is just pumped through the cooler back to the transmission.
You need a new radiator if you have trans fluid in the radiator. Getting trans fluid in the radiator isn't such a big deal...just change the radiator.....the worrisome parts is getting coolant in the transmission. The radiator has a transmission cooler built in and it is separated with a wall of aluminum - the coolant and trans sides should never mix. First! You need to drain and remove the radiator and replace it with new fluid. If you got trans fluid in the radiator, it very likely means you got the inverse....coolant in the transmission. You also need to flush and drain the transmission. Also, you need to flush the transmission cooler lines out for any coolant. Coolant in the trans is often the death of a transmission. Make sure you use the right fluid in the trans. That vehicle takes Mercon V fluid - don't put anything else in there or you will have problems potentially.
the transmission cooler is in the radiator of most cars if you do not see a whole in a line you can go to autozone or some other car parts store and buy a transmission cooler they work a lot better at keeping your transmission cooler and you can just not hook anything up to the two lines for the cooler in your radiator as nothing will come out hope this helps you out
Check your radiator for signs of transmission fluid ( you will know as soon as you open the radiator cap) oily, creamy, gunky buildup. The transmission cooler is built into the radiator core and it is common for this to leak allowing coolant into the transmission and transmission fluid into the cooling system.