TRANS FLUID IN RADIATOR

1998 Holden Commodore

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williamdummett

October, 10, 2012 AT 3:33 AM

I have trans fluid in my radiator whats causing it?

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Tiny

caradiodoc

October, 10, 2012 AT 3:38 AM

There's normally a transmission cooler in one of the radiator tanks. Sounds like it has corroded through. Have the cooling system and transmission flushed after replacing the radiator. Petroleum products in the coolant will rot the rubber hoses from the inside, but more importantly, antifreeze doesn't offer the right friction characteristics and seal conditioners needed in the transmission.

Tiny

mhpautos

October, 11, 2012 AT 8:35 AM

Cardiodoc is spot on with this, these commodores are known for this problem, make sure you get a top quality radiator new radiator and do the flush as mentioned, the commodore transmissions do not like coolant in them at all, I would be getting a total trans flush as well.

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