Question about 1996 Dodge Caravan
Radiator's with auto trans vehicles have transmission oil coolers built into one end of them,or top or bottom,and this is how the transmission fluid is cooled.I have seen a few over the years,where the tank in the radiator developed a leak,and engine water based coolant enters the transmission.Very bad,as clutch plates and bands have mostly paper,sometimes kevlar or high energy linings that are glued onto the steel clutch plates with water based glue.Well,when the water from the engine finally gets to this glue,it dissolves,and the linings just fall off the steel plates,and the trans no longer functions.If you catch it very early,this can be headed off by doing a total trans flush to remove any and all coolant from the transmission.Make certain this includes changing the filter..And of course replace the radiator with a new one.
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
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