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Transmission I'm getting engine coolant in the transmission

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Your radiator has a transmission cooler built inside. Your radiator has failed on your. Requires replacement

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Radiator coolant does not have a lubercant in it anymore. this lack of lubercant causes your waterpump, freeze plugs, radiator and heater coil to rust out and fail. any time you change your radiator coolant, you should flush the system if you have rusty water in your coolant, close the drain plug under the radiator and add new coolant and one bottle of coolant lubercant.

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On cars with automatic transmissions, there is normally also a separate circuit for cooling the transmission fluid built into the radiator. The oil from the transmission is pumped by the transmission through a second heat exchanger inside the radiator.
This is a separate system but if there is a crack in the radiator where the transmission fluid is cooled it is possible for auto transmission fluid to get into the radiator coolant via a crack in the right area. If auto transmission fluid has got into the coolant an inspection of the coolant will show it.

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Transmission fluid is carried to the same radiator that the engine uses. There is a separate section so that the fluid gets cooled in the same radiator and returns to the transmission. The engine coolant (anti-freeze) does not contact the trans fluid.

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the smell was the catolic converter, the knock was probably a spark knock because the engine was so hot, i need to know what the make and model is before i can give you much more advice, i hope you did not put coolant into the transmission, the question you posted is not quite clear, so did you check the transmission fluid? and did you add transmission fluid? or did you check the engine coolant and add engine coolant? please get back with me with this info and i will try to help you out.

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How do i know if my 93 chevy s10 has oil coolant or transmission coolant. its v6 4.3


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Antifreeze looks almost black in color is thisnormal.


No this is not normal, Sounds like you may be getting a little oil mixed with the water flow. I would have this checked out because you may have a crack within the engine allowing oil to mix with your coolant system.

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I HAVE A 95 FORD AEROSTAR AND MY PROBLEM IS THAT THE TRANSMISION FLUID IS SOME HOW GOING INTO THE MOTOR IS THAT POSSIBLE AND IF SO WHAT MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM THANK YOU FOR HELPING


It sounds like you have a leak inside your radiator, if you have an automatic transmission the fluid needs to be cooled on long trips, hard loads (towing etc) or on hot days, this is accompished the same way your engine is cooled, by running lines from the transmission then through the radiator, the air going through the rad and also the coolant from the engine cools the tranny fluid then routes the cooled fluid back to the transmission. If the lines that run through the rad have a hole in them the fluid will leak out and into the engine coolant (antifreeze) and the fluid will make it's way into the engine through the engines cooling system, the other side of this is that engine coolant is possibly making it's way to your transmission and this is an even bigger problem as the coolant does not have the lubricity properties needed by your transmission and you are soon going to have operation problems with your transmission. You need to get this fixed soon and have both the engine cooling system and the transmission flushed to remove the cross contamination.

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