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Transmission issues after transmission flush


about 2 months ago we had transmission flushed on our Plymouth Voyager. We did this prior to our summer trip. Not long after we returned from our trip there was a huge puddle of transmission fluid all over garage floor. It was "strawberry shake" color and consistency. We took car to our mechanic and discovered that radiator coolant was mixed with tranny fluid. He replaced radiator and we took car to the garage that did original transmission flush. They flushed transmission 4 times, flushed radiator, changed filters, gave us free oil change. All work was free of charge. Person that originaly flushed tranny wrote out that he overfilled it causing radiator to expand causing fluid to mix. He also wrote IOU for cost of our radiator. 2 weeks later transmission failed. We are having it fixed, but they are claiming that they haven't done anything wrong. Have they? Do we have any cause for small claims court? If they didn't do anything wrong why do all the work for free, write IOU and write explanation of what happened? Anyone have any thoughts?? What should we do? Thanks:))

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  • seabird1977 Jul 29, 2009

    Van has 130,000 miles on it. We traveled about 1800 miles and noticed some rough driving, like not shifting right at certain speeds and then kicking in. Before this we never had any issues with this car. My husband wanted tranny flush because of the high miles, only.

  • seabird1977 Jul 29, 2009

    Thanks anyways. I was just thinking to get opinion of uninvolved party.

  • Mike Sutton May 11, 2010

    speak to a lawyer we are technicians

  • Leonard Williams May 11, 2010

    How many miles on your van?and how many mile did you travel on your trip?



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Well first off, coolant in the transmission will cause transmission failure if left in long enough. Proving why the radiator failed will be another story.

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