After installing the new radiator,new hoses from the transmission to the rad,I took the cover off the tranny and drained the fluid. I replaced the filter and cover and refilled tranny with new fluid. the neon runs fine but on the dipstick the fluid is still foamy??? Any way to flush the tranny out????Ilet it drain overnight but i guess that didnt help
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Re: flushing the transmission
To change the transmission fluid make sure you have purchased: 1.
filter with the o-ring 2. MOPAR ATF + 3 Type 7176, p/n 05010124AA fluid
(I believe it took 6 quarts?) You are not changing the torque converter
fluid so there will not be 12 quarts needed.). 3. Pan gasket. You
should receive the new neoprene reusable pan gasket. This is because
the recommendation is to change the transmission fluid every 25,000
miles. 4. There is a fluid additive to prevent foaming? Use it.
Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Remove the pan bolts. Remove the
old gasket material with a plastic scraper. There could be metal
transfer if you use a metal scraper. Clean the pan carefully. Clean the
magnet that sits in the pan as it collects the minute metal shavings.
If you see an excess of larger particles, you really should have the
transmission inspected at a shop. Replace the filter carefully looking
at its arrangement before removing. It took a second look to install a
new filter because I did not watch how it was situated before removing.
Use a thin coat of transmission fluid on the new pan gasket. Orient
reusable gasket properly with bolt holes and assemble oil pan and
gasket to transmission case. Tighten oil pan bolts to 19 Nm (165 in
lbs.). CAUTION: DO NOT OVERFILL TRANSAXLE. DO NOT ADD OIL IF LEVEL IS
BETWEEN: LOWER HOLES FOR WARM OIL (100?F). UPPER HOLES FOR HOT OIL
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If the radiator has tranny fluid mixed in with the coolant, then you have an internal tranny cooler leak. At the one side of the tranny, in the saddle tank, there is a tube. This tube allows hot tranny fluid to enter the rad and be cooled before returning to the transmission. It should be totally isolated and submerged in the coolant tank. Occasionally they can leak, and the two fluids will mix. You will need a new rad to repair the problem. It would also be recommended to have the tranny fluid and the coolant flushed after wards. Oil of any kind does not mix well with coolant, and could cause future damage to the trannymore so than the engine.
you need, knife/ gear clamp,screwdriver /nut driver (for gear clamp) and garden hose
with water pressure hook up hot water is better
you can buy a can or to of rad flush but dishwasher soap works good (it wont suds up )
also rad flush kit with garden hose addapter (most kit are compatable)
1-drain existing coolant in container for recycling
2-locate heater return hose to block and cut to installed flush kit addapter
always better to reveres flussh system with engine off and rad cap removed
drain valve closed hook up garden hose and run hot tap water true system
it will eventually cove out your rad cap (surge tank) until it runs clear
know sut off the garden hose add your cleaning additives installed rad filler cap
run engine per direction on can or 10 to 15 min. sut off engine removed filler cap
open drain valve on radiator and drain out system open water from garden hose
run water until clean water run true shut off garden hose and removed cap off with
cap supplied with kit let system drain completly . repeat cleaning operation until
water runs clear
add 1 jug of concentrated coolant (will mix with ressidual water and finish filling
system with premix used recomended coolant only for your engine your freeze
point of new coolant should be above spec and will be fine
do not used pure concentrated coolant only .your ownners manual spec section will
give capacities system will hold
The drain plug is generally near the left hand side of the car. If you can't find it, you could always remove the lower radiator hose. It will send a lot of coolant out in a hurry, but you'd still be able to flush it safely that way. I hope this helps
Wait until motor is cool. remove rad cap and loosen rad drain pet **** under rad. If you can't loosen it or cant find it, remove lower rad hose. let all antifreeze drain. Close pet **** or replace rad hose. Fill with water and rad flush(you can get the flush from an auto supply store or wallmart). Run for the recommended time on rad flush bottle. Wait for motor to cool. Then drain out water. Refill with 50% prestone and distiled water.
Start steps when vehicle is cold. Drain the rad fluid - located passenger side lower bottom of the rad. When draining remove the rad cap (keep your bucket there for complete job). After empty, the tranny lines must be removed, a tool is available for this - from Parts Source or UAP. They join at the bottom of the rad, after removing (don't break the clips or lose them) keep the lines upright to avoid draining the tranny fluid. Undo the 2 bolts holding the fan shroud, slowly and gently push the shroud towards the motor (do not bend the tranny lines attached to the rad). Then lift up and move to the motor. Undo the clamps holding both rad hoses, drain the bottom hose into the bucket. Undo the 8 screws or bolts (10mm ??) holding the top plate that keeps the rad stationary - the hood latch is connected to it, move it towards the front of the vehicle. Pretend you are dismantling a bomb, one wrong move and you will be replacing more than a rad. Lift the rad straight up, watching everything in the way. With the rad on the ground with the tranny lines pointing upright, spray WD40 on the tranny lines and undo them (inspect for any holes). Be smooth when you do it or you will be buying new ones. Start with last step first when you install new rad.
Start steps when vehicle is cold. Drain the rad fluid - located
passenger side lower bottom of the rad. When draining remove the rad cap
(keep your bucket there for complete job). After empty, the tranny
lines must be removed, a tool is available for this - from Parts Source
or UAP. They join at the bottom of the rad, after removing (don't break
the clips or lose them) keep the lines upright to avoid draining the
tranny fluid. Undo the 2 bolts holding the fan shroud, slowly and gently
push the shroud towards the motor (do not bend the tranny lines
attached to the rad). Then lift up and move to the motor. Undo the
clamps holding both rad hoses, drain the bottom hose into the bucket.
Undo the 8 screws or bolts (10mm ??) holding the top plate that keeps
the rad stationary - the hood latch is connected to it, move it towards
the front of the vehicle. Pretend you are dismantling a bomb, one wrong
move and you will be replacing more than a rad. Lift the rad straight
up, watching everything in the way. With the rad on the ground with the
tranny lines pointing upright, spray WD40 on the tranny lines and undo
them (inspect for any holes). Be smooth when you do it or you will be
buying new ones. Start with last step first when you install new rad.
you need to remove the lower front skid plate, to acsess and remove one of the trans cooler lines that go into the bottom of radiator.
it does not matter which one.
there will be about a quarter cup of fluid that will leak out. No big deal just have a drain pan handy to catch the mess.
The external cooler hoses gets hooked up, one to the radiator and the other to the line that was unhooked from the radiator.
The cooler gets mounted up against the condenser, so you may have to remove the grill so you can slip the cooler behind it in a convenient location.
Most coolers come with fasteners that are fairly easy to use.They are nylon stakes that are like a stiff nylon tyrap with a flat locking retainer.that hold the cooler against the condensor and/or radiator
All you do is push them through the cooler, then condenser, and/or radiator fins, and click on the retainer..
Dont forget to messure and replace the fluid that leaked out.
Always use new clean stuff.
I hope this helps,
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You could possibly have a internal crack in the radiator, this is not un herd of because the transmission cooler is the side tank of the radiator, they are separated by a internal metal divider and its possible for the radiator to crack forcing antifreeze into the transmission cooler section of the radiator, because of the timing of this incident i would not stray from human error as a major possibility, but its not impossible for this to happen on its own and i have seen it before, its also possible they did not change the fluid in the flush machine from a previous job (that had water in the fluid) i would recheck the tranny fluid now and make sure its not watered down and overfilled, also be sure your coolant is not low, if these check out, then your shop owes you a brand new transmission and thats great because they aren't the best ones on the market and have a high failure rate anyway, best of luck to you and please rate this solution -Jeff