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My 2003 dodge neon sprays the transmission fluid all over the front of the engine block almost as if it was coming from the radiator fan. How do i find the leak?

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The radiator has tranny coolant passeges that are pressurized.You obviously sprung a leak in the radiator.Clean everything off w/Engine Degreaser or brake cleaner. Have someone start engine for a moment and look closely at front of radiator facing engine for the leak

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As detrimental as coolant is in the engine oil, it has a much worse affect in the transmission fluid as its a thinner fluid and does not have the additive package that a motor oil does.

Here's how I would approach this:

To replace the cooler (its probably in the radiator) means they will likely have to replace the radiator and then the rebuild of the transmission is going to be up there as well. So all this is going to be considerably expensive.

You could go that route if you wish, but you could also take a chance and have an after market transmission cooler installed (by-pass the one in the radiator completely so you dont have the risk of coolant in your transmission again) and then have a thorough transmission flush done with a new filter installed.

Now, you are likely looking at a few hundred dollars minimum if you have the dealership do this but Im thinking that the reason the car acted like it was in neutral was due to the lack of transmission fluid because of the cooler line busting.

If you can do this work yourself you could probably do it all for less than $200 and if everything works out and the transmission is not damaged and works properly, you've saved yourself a good chunk of change. If it doesnt work and continues to have problems, then you can decide if the repair bill will be worth it to rebuild the transmission.

The key think here will be doing a very thorough transmission flush to get any traces of coolant out of the system and a new filter. Hope this helps.

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