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2002 neon hi the transmission was below add so as the car idled in park, I added a liter of fluid and about a minute later the overflow on the coolant bottle started to overflow with lots of tranny fluid Is there any way (other than the tube traveling through the rad) for tranny fluid to get in the coolant,and does this problem mean i need a new rad????

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  • bryant Jun 03, 2008

    the tran. fluid on the dipstick was also pinkish and foamy when i checked it

  • bryant Jun 03, 2008

    thank you for your help.I will pull the rad tomorrow and order a new one.I feel much better now with my diagnostics of the problem. ps/ i wont drive the car till its fixed thanks once again

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Alright, so you added transmission fluid because it was low and you didn't spill any into the radiator fluid and it didn't spill over into the radiator at all correct? Well you are right in thinking with the radiator as there is a transmission cooler that is inside the radiator. If this is cracked, or the lines leading from the transmission to the cooler inside the radiator are cracked, the fluid gets into the cooling system. So either you have to fix the crack which May be possible but the easier fix will probably be the replacement of the radiator. You should get this fixed as soon as possible as you don't want the transmission fluid to be low while driving the car. And there really isn't any other place for the fluids to be mixed together so you are totally right in thinking. good luck on the replacement and let me know if you need anything else

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