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Re: radiator gushing transmission fluid
The most likely cause of your problem is one of the transmission lines that goes to your radiator is either loose or not connected. You should be able to see them just by looking down at your radiator. They are usually near the bottom or on the side of the radiator. You might be lucky and just have to tighten them.
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Your transmission fluid runs to your cooling system to cool the transmission oil. So, in answer to your question, one of the two transmission lines (one in, bottom and one out, top) could be leaking from the cooling system.
Bring your vehicle in for a cooling system pressure check. Another thing to keep in mind when inspecting leaks is that where you see the leak may not necessarily be where the leak is from. While the leak will drip down, the wind from when you're driving will splatter the leak all over the under-carriage of your vehicle making it look like leaks are happening where they in fact, are not.
The transmission and engine are there own entities. Unfortuantly the radiator in some vehicles cool the tranny fluid. Its possable when the coolant lines were disconnected from the transmission or from the radiator, the seal was broken on the radiator where the line goes in from the radiator, so you wont see it because its internal. This will allow trans fluid to enter into the radiator. Be careful with trans fluid mixed with the coolant may cause engine damage. Your solution to the problem if this is infact the source would mean replacing the radiator, if you do this be sure to flush the coolant system to rid trans fluid.
The radiator that was put in has transmission and I believe oil cooling lines running thru it. If the mechanic did not put new orings in it they will leak.Sounds like to me you need to first see if the lines at the radiator were leaking, if they were then take it back to the garage and tell them they owe you a new transmission. People shouldn't be penalized for the mistake of thier mechanics.
If it in fact it is the main seal you should see tranny fluid leak at the point where the engine bolts to the transmission. With car in park and brake on, start engine and carefully look under to see where the fluid is coming from. If you see no fluid leakage, place the front end (this assumes front wheel drive only) on jacks stands and block the back wheels. Have a friend start the car and with their foot on the brake place the car in drive and SLOWLY remove their foot from the brake and allow the front tires to spin (DO NOT REV ENGINE) watch for leakage as wheels turn. If you see leakage at the engine/tranny mating surfaces then yes I expect it would be your main seal. I'd take avery good look at tranny cooling lines to and from the radiator, if these leak it is very heavy.
if you have trany fluid in the radator than you need to replace tthe radator, and have the coolant system flushed. and make sure there is no coolant in the transmission that would be bad, i would get this done asap. good luck
THAT sounds like the foward pump housing cover and the only thing to do is to take it to the auto trans people as it has to be remover and replaced from inside
I could be wrong but i dont think so
LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GO Ron
you need to tighten those fittings with a wrench... if they still leak... remove them and wrap them with a couple turns of "teflon tape" the kind they use for plumbing. the clamps you should use are hose clamps of the same type that you use for radiator hoses... you will note these can be tightened with a socket.... you really don't need to over tighten them but fairly snug... transmission fluid has quite alot of pressure.