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Why is the transsmition oil and water are mix together

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The Transmission oil passes through the radiator to keep it cool , If the pipes inside the radiator are damaged then water can enter into the trans lines causing the problem you are having.
Get the radiator checked and repaired/replaced...
Also get the Trans fluid changed as water can damage the trans internals.
Hope this helps.

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The transmission oil cooler has ruptured leaking out oil into the radiator. PLEASE DON'T DRIVE THE VEHICLE ON THESE CONDITION, REPLACE THE RADIATOR AND CHANGE THE OIL COOLER AT A RADIATOR SHOP. CONTINUE DRIVING WITH PROBLEM WILL DAMAGE TRANY

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Make sure after the repairs that you use the right coolant. Regular green coolant can cause aluminum parts on european cars to deterioate and leak. This happened on my passat.

Some shops only use coolant from Mercedes Benz.

Good luck

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