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If I am under standing your short statement with few details correctly I would say that you are in need of a new radiator. You do mean that there is transmission fluid mixed in with your anti freeze?????

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Hi Kevin, Im AL the owner of Big As Auto Repair.

Kevin, anytime an engine is running hot the very first thing to check is the coolant level in the radiator, if its low enough it will run hot. The second thing to check is coolant flow in the radiator, if it isn't flowing after reaching operating temperature then it could be a stuck thermostat or a restricted radiator or a bad water pump. The third thing to check would be cooling fan operation. If you have an electric cooling fan make sure it is coming on. If it a mechanical fan make sure it starts to spin faster as the engine temperature raises. The final thing to check is a blown head gasket, there is a chemical test you can perform and should be able to buy the kit at the auto parts store. Hope this helps and please visit my auto-repair-website here:

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First, Check your Automatic transmission fluid for foaming on your Escapes' dipstick. If you have an Automatic, the lower core of your Radiator is divided into a water chamber and a transfluid chamber. The transfluid will float and can mix with the antifreeze. Your trans will eventually fail if it is receiving Antifreeze from the engine. I mention this possibility first, because I want you to minimize overall damage to your vehicle. The trans fluid may not have a color leak detector and can resemble oil.

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