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My 2005 nissan altima antifreeze fluid started turning like a suade brown color i purchased a brand new radiator and flushed it and filled it with 50/50 antifreeze 2 days later it is suade brown again what is the problem

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Leaking head gasket. If a V6, replace both head gaskets.
Oil is seeping past gasket and getting into the coolant port holes.

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Hi. apparently the mechanic did not rinse the contents out completely after the flushing was administered. During the flushing of a radiator, there may be a good amount of debris that will build up, due to the flushing compounds effect on the crude inside the radiator. This is why there should be a rinsing stage to clean out all that is removed, via the flushing procedure. If the rinse is not done correctly, some of the contaminates will be left behind to mix in with the new radiator fluid. The rust/debris will mix contaminate the new fluid that is poured in, thus, causing the brown color you have noticed.

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There is no changable filter in your trans. Its internal. I would check the fluid level first. Make sure that its where it NEEDS to be. Start the car and let it idle. Car has to be running for this. In neutral, pull e-brake, open hood, pull out trans dipstick, wipe dipstick and put it back into the trans dipstic tube. Take dipstick back out and check it for proper level. Sounds like its not. When radiator gets replaced on your Altima, the trans fluid runs through a cooler that is built into the bottom of the radiator. With the cooler lines disconnected, there is some fluid loss. Not much, but if the trans is not filled or re-filled to a proper level (under or over filled out of the markings on the dipstick), that can cause some issues. I would be suspecting that first, since it has been happening after the radiator was replaced. What kind of radiator is it?? Nissan or cheaper aftermarket brand??Let me know what you find and we will take it from here. Just to ease your mind a bit, Nissan trannys are pretty bullet proof and especially in your model. That model car is the most under-rated car Nissan EVER made. The ONLY issue that car has is an intake gasket breaking, thats it. Totally bullet proof. Anyways, let me know what you find as far as the "PROPER FLUID LEVEL". And also check the color of the fluid. Take a piece of white paper, fold it in half and drip some of the fluid on it. Take a look at the color. It should be nice and pink, not dark and black.

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