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Why is your 90 VW Passat leaking small drops of radiator fluid?


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2006-04-25 18:24:39
2006-04-25 18:24:39

It could be water pump, leaky radiator, hoses, head gasket, or just about anywhere else that the coolant circulates. You'll need to get under and find out where it's leaking.


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Antifreeze is green in color and is leaking from your radiator .

It is probably Radiator fluid that's leaking. if you have red radiator fluid. it looks purple when it heats up. I had this from my Toyota Sequoia when the leak went over the hot engine.

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if you have an automatic transmission there should be cooling lines going to the radiator to cool the transmission fluid the lines could be leaking or the tank could be leaking

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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.

Find where the fluid is coming out and repair/replace it.

You have a leaking transmission cooler, usually part of the radiator. The transmission fluid is mixing with the antifreeze turning it pink.

looks like a sensor or thermostat going into engine block

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I wondered the same thing. The radiator doesn't only cool the engine coolant, It also cools the transmission fluid that comes from your transmission through the cooling lines. So your radiator has a crack somewhere and that would explain the transmission fluid leaking out. Hope that answers it. William @ JeepGrandCherokeeTransmission.com

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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.

It could be the radiator, hoses, fuel pump or an engine gasket. All of those components just "give out" with time.

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If it is leaking trans fluid into the coolant it can cause overheating.

You have transmission fluid lines that go to the radiator/front for cooling you must have a leak there

no the red clay like stuff is transmission fluid in your radiator probably leaking from your transcooler

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