Question about Honda Ridgeline
Rad failed, put trans fluid in cooling system and coolant in transmission. how do you completly drain the transmission? possible damage to trans by the coolant?
Yes, coolant in the transmission will kill it very quickly. You need to get the transmission flushed professionally. Usually a quick lube will have a way to do this for you. Getting the trans fluid out of the cooling system is not as important but will still be a mess.
Posted on Apr 25, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: transmission fluid leak
Transmissions can leak anywhere there is a seal, fitting or gasket. Most common leaks are at the trans pan gasket and fittings.. However, to find a leak the only way is to get under there and look. A mid sized leak will clean off road debris and leave a track. Keep in mind that all leaks run down and that while driving this can be blown towards the rear of the vehicle. If you find a suspicious area, clean it off with a rag & some solvent and run vehicle...watch that area for seepage. Also check cooling lines to radiator. Fluid coming from inside bellhousing indicates a bad front seal (requires trans removal to repair) Fluid should be (for aw4 units) Mercon, or any quality synthetic that covers mercon application.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
The radiator has an internal trans cooler that must be leaking, the radiator needs to be replaced and the cooling system flushed of all the trans fluid. Usually the radiator hoses and hoses going to the heater core will need to be replaced because the trans fluid will soften the rubber and make them swell. Good luck, Honda Al
Posted on May 19, 2009
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