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Tranny bubbles and radiator overheat

The vehicle overheats and tranny bubbles from the dip stick. The vehicle can still drive for short slow distance.

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The tranny is cooled from the rad. There is a lot of slip inside the tranny causing it to overheat and in turn overheats the engine.
This a major tranny prob! My advice is to get a rebuilt tranny installed. Too many times shops will 'patch-up' a tranny costing as much or more. Going for a used one is like throwing a dice.
The prob could have started with brake drag! Frankster016

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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