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Radiator vs. transmission

Vehicle overheated. Wound up with transmission in the coolant, tranny is shot. Why? Only 55 thousand miles on this 2004 Neon.

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  • nicolesteven Jul 07, 2008

    Same here! The hose from the tranny to the rad blew and now I have pink fluid in the tranny. I replaced the rad, and was told to run the tranny until it doesn't work anymore, I'm not sure what to do. Would draining the fluid and replacing the filter do any good?

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Same issue. tranny fluid is cooled via intercooler that runs along bottom of radiator. this developed a crack and because tranny fluid is under more pressure, started dumping tranny fluid into radiator. A couple guys recommended replacing rad, then servicing tranny just in case any coolant leaked backwards.

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