Transmission fluid, if you have a bad radiator.
No. Transmission fluid lubricates the transmission. Coolant is used by the radiator to cool the engine.
There is a heater hose that goes to the left rear top side of the intake manifold and that fitting leaks engine coolant sometimes and it will run down the back of the intake around the distributor. If that fitting is not leaking then the intake manifold gasket is leaking coolant in the corners of it. REplace the intake gasket. That's all that can leak coolant on that year engine. If coolant is leaking out between the transmission and engine block then you have a freeze plug leaking in the back of the engine, between the transmission and block. Must remove the transmission and flywheel to fix it.
I am looking around to replace the transmission on my 1995 Ford Windstar and the information that I received from several different mechanics is that the 1995 Windstar transmission is a "one year" transmission so you pretty much have to get a 1995 transmission for a 1995 windstar engine. I'm no mechanic and really have no idea but this is just what I've been told... someone out!
The Windstar transmission comes out the bottom. Support brackets are used to 'hang' the engine from the top in order to take the trans out. Ambitious project, but certainly doable.
In a 2003 Ford Windstar the engine coolant reservoir is in the engine compartment ( on the passenger side , it's the reservoir in the middle )
Coolant from radiator? Run engine to normal operating temperature -remove transmission dipstick and let a drop fall on hot part of engine, oil will "smoke" coolant will "sizzle" If so a bad radiator allow transmission fluid from cooler lines to get mixed with engine coolant
could be core plugs between engine and transmission(freeze plugs)
Freeze plug at the rear of the motor. Between the transmission and the motor.
Yes. The transmission fluid is cooled by a separate set of cooling lines in the radiator that cools your engine. If the radiator has an internal leak, cross-contamination may indeed occur. Only a little amount of engine coolant in your transmission can cause a transmission malfunction.
Probably, unless a cylinder has filled with engine coolant. In any case it is not a good idea to run an engine in that condition, if coolant mixes with the motor oil you can expect more damage to the engine.
Between the engine and transmission.Between the engine and transmission.
The transmission fluid could be leaking into the engine coolant through the transmission cooler in the radiator. You should be able to see the transmission fluid in the engine coolant recovery tank. It will look like a oily film on top of the coolant. White smoke (steam) out of the exhaust indicates engine coolant is leaking into a cylinder.This can be a result of a blown cylinder head gasket or a cracked cylinder head. Have the engine coolant system pressure tested to detect the leak.
Transmission fluid is a slippery liquid that acts as a lubricant for all of the moving parts inside your transmission. In an automatic transmission, this fluid also serves as a coolant and a viscous fluid that transmits power from the engine to the transmission. Motor oil is a lubricant used in internal combustion engine. they must be put in specific proportions.
There is NOT a choke on any fuel injected engine. The coolant temperature sensor does the job of what used to be the choke. When the coolant in the engine is cold, the coolant temperature sensor tells the engine control module and it determines how rich or lean to make the engine run. You can use a scanner to see if it and all the other sensors are doing the job they are meant to perform.
The "bleeder screws" that come to mind are:Brake bleed - found at each wheel caliper / wheel cylinderEngine coolant - NOT found on a Windstar engine. Cooling system bleeding/burping is basically through just running the engine with the coolant reservoir cap off.
If it is an automatic transmission, the cooler in the radiator is most likely leaking into the coolant system.
The torque converter is between the engine and transmission.The torque converter is between the engine and transmission.
Could be a bad radiator allowing engine coolant to circulate in transmission Change fluid and filter Run engine to normal operating temperature - pull transmission dipstick and allow a drop of fluid to drop on a hot engine part - oil will smoke and coolant will sizzle If coolant present - replace radiator also Hopefully not too late
antifreeze is intended only for an engine, not for a transmission. there is coolant FOR a transmission, i would say that there would not be sufficient cooling for the transmission. it would probably overheat.
No, transmission fluid is an oil, and won't taste sweet. You're probably thinking of engine coolant, which does have a sweet taste to it.
When you changed the Radiator did you flush the engine to remove the transmission fluid that the already mixed with your water in the engine block. If not that would explain the presence of the fluid in the coolant holding tank.
There are two possibilities, one it is most likely the automatic transmission cooler( in the radiator) is leaking transmission fluid. The other, engine is oil entering the cooling system through a leaking headgasket, cracked cylinderhead or engine block.Keep in mind that the engine oil pressure( normally) is allways higher than that of the coolant system , when engine is running.It is rare but possible that engine oil @ say 40 p.s.i. is entering the coolant system, but when the engine is shut off the coolant system pressure is not high enough to leak into the engine oil .It is not uncommon for(in radiator) transmission coolers to leak oil into the coolant system.
I would have to guess that your radiator has a hole in it. Look andd see if your transmission lines go to a tank on the radiator. If this is the case then the radiator will have to be replaced. You transmission line is leaking oil into the coolant. Is there also coolant in the transmission? This is the only way that I can see this happening. Now if you were just having coolant in the transmission then I would say that there was a head gasket issue. well I hope this helps you.
there are two freeze plug between the engine and tran. have to separate the trans from the engine. I just replace mine took me a few hours. . did not have to take the engine or trans out... just had to loosen the trans mount and took out the axles and starter..need two jack...good luck