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Leaking fluid from radiator

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Fluid leaking from where?

If it is the radiator,replace it

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

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VW golf 97 radiator fluid leak


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Radiator is leaking, but yet from the water pump
I got the issue, the water pump leaks, not the radiator
What is the question?
Have it repaired

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2003 acura mdx leaked all the transmission fluid out through the radiator and now it wont shift into gear?


It does not have any fluid to work with. You also burned out many of the internal transmission components if you drove it until it was dry. If the fluid just poured out onto the driveway, then keep the vehicle off. Remove the radiator and fix or replace it. Refill the trans with proper type of fluid.

If the trans and radiator fluids mixed, which can happen if the radiator tanks leak between chambers, then your trans is corroded inside. The radiator can be tested if you can not tell by looking at the Antifreeze. The bottom radiator tank is suppose to be separate and as long as it leaked on the ground, the 2 fluids did not mix.

Your biggest problem now is to determine whether the trans is any good without spending money to fix the radiator. If you take out the Radiator, some places will test it free. Ask them about whether the 2 fluids mixed.
It will be key to knowing the worst case condition.

Your trans fluid oils all the bearings and bushings and pumps inside the trans. If the engine is not turning, the trans will not burn out its parts. If the engine is idling, the trans will burn out without fluid.

I attempt to give the cheapest Solution to your problems. You can only test the Radiator separately by removing the radiator or having the vehicle towed in. There is no way of knowing if the trans was damaged until fluid is restored to the trans. If the 2 fluids mixed, it is a bad thing. If the 2 fluids were not mixed, then it is better for the trans, but bad things happened to the trans without having fluid in it. Sorry I can not give you better news.

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Trans fluid in radiator tray


You are leaking transmission fluid from either the fluid cooling lines that run from transmission to a separate reservoir in the radiator, or leaking from the reservoir itself. Hopefully, it's only the lines and may just need tightening to stop the leak.
There are two lines to the radiator's reservoir. One brings fluid from transmission to the reservoir, and a return line back into the transmission. Probably located on driver's side of the radiator, one will be near top of radiator, and one near the bottom. Small copper or steel lines that may also turn into rubber lines. Clean the area well with rags to locate the leak. Will probably need to have the car running to make it leak, while looking for it. You could also take a wrench and try tightening the fittings at the radiator, and tighten any rubber hose clamps that you see. If it's not the lines or hoses that are leaking, then the radiator may need to be pulled off for repairs or replacement. But 9 times out of ten, it is a leak from one of the lines.
When fixed, don't forget to check your transmission fluid level. Or keep adding till it is fixed.

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97 ford windstar leaking transmission fluid


Possible leaks are 1. Transmission belly Pan gasket 2. Front pump/torque converter seal. 3. Transmission fluid cooler lines 4. Axle seals at right and left half shafts.

Feb 13, 2012 | 1997 Ford Windstar

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Leaking water but not from radiator


For radiator replacement procedure and radiator problem troubleshooting. I suggest you to click the link below and follow the detailed procedure :-----


Why Transmission fluid leaks near radiator?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/transmission-fluid-leaks-near-radiator.html

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Transmission fluid leaking?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/ford-windstar-transmission-fluid.html


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How to replace Radiator?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-radiator-on-audi-and-vw.html

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HOW TO REPLACE AN UPPER RADIATOR HOSE

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-upper-radiator-hose.html

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HOW TO REPLACE A LOWER RADIATOR HOSE

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-lower-radiator-hose.html

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How to replace Radiator on Car models?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-radiator-on-acura-car.html

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How to flush cars radiator?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-flush-cars-radiator.html

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HOW TO PRESSURE TEST A RADIATOR AND CAP

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-pressure-test-radiator-and-cap.html

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HOW TO REPLACE A RADIATOR

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-radiator.html
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HOW TO REPLACE A RADIATOR SUPPORT

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-radiator-support.html

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1996 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID


IF TRANSMISSION LEAKING WHILE RUNNING LEAKING AT TORQUE CONVERTER SHAFT SEAL OR TRANSMISSION COOLER LINES GOING INTO RADIATOR LEAKING.YOU WILL LOSE MORE FLUID AT COOLER LINE BECAUSE TRANSMISSION UNDER PRESSURE THE OIL PUMP PUMPING IT THROUGH THE RADIATOR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR FLUID QUICKLY IF LEAK COMING FROM COOLER LINES GOING INTO RADIATOR.DONT DRIVE VAN UNTIL FIX BECAUSE FLUID LOST WILL BE TRANSMISSION LOST.

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Transmission fluid & radiator fluid keeps getting low. know approx. where leak is, drivers side front on inside of front tire. would a leak in radiator cause trans. fluid to leak also from radiator?...


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.

May 25, 2011 | 1988 Pontiac Bonneville

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Theres a leak of radiator fluid close to the transmition bellow the car


hi there and welcome to fixya,

You'll need to replace the radiator hose if it is indeed where the leak is coming from. If it's neon green in color, that probably is radiator fluid. Have the engine run (from cold) and check the radiator fluid level. if it significantly lowers, then you have indeed a radiator fluid leak.

Hope this helps
levibit

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My coolant is filling up with transmition fluid why?


Transmission fluid is sometimes cooled by way of a seperate internal tank within your radiator, the fluid is passed through hoses and steel or aluminum tubes from the transmission to the radiator, as the fluid flows thru the internal tank within the radiator it transfers heat from the fluid into the coolant within the radiator which then exchanges the heat from the coolant thru the radiator fins and into the ambiant air around the radiator.
That being said, if the internal transmission fluid tank or the connections at or within the radiator develop some sort of leak, the two fluids(coolant and transmission fluid) will mix and will show up where it shouldn't be! You may have an internal leak within the radiator, which means the radiator needs to be replaced.
Good Luck!

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My trans fluid is mixing with my radiator fluid, what can i do.


I hate to contradict the prior poster, but I would not see how a blown head gasket could get transmission fluid into the radiator. Motor oil, yes, but transmission fluid, no.

the transmission fluid in your tranny runs out of the transmission and up into the radiator to cool it off.

So if there is transmission fluid in the radiator, I'd look for a leak in the radiator. If it is mixing the two fluids then the leak is probalby internal.

Remember that if the radiator is now 'mixing' water and transmission fluid, there is a possibility that the fluid/water mixture may be going back into the transmission as well

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