MIXED FLUIDS

  • Tiny
  • bersyl671
  • 2005 Ford Explorer
  • 29,000 miles

I have a ford sportstrac and I was going to fill the coolant in the resovior but I noticed that the color is PINK. I recently changed the transmission and the trans intercooler. And only the radiator not yet. What do you think is the problem of the pink color. My regular motor oil is ok. Thanks.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 8:33 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Its mixing with transmission fluid-the transmission cooler is leaking internally

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 9:01 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Some coolant are colored and it can range from green blue or pink. At the radiator neck, is there any signs of oil contaminations?

If the punk is clear, then it is the color of the coolant used. If the pink is milky, you could have oil based substances in the cooling syatem. Check the transmission fluid, if it is milky as well, you most probably has a leak in the transmission fluid system, which has cooler/heater core in the radiator.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 9:08 PM
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  • bersyl671
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Thank you and so what should I do change the radiator

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Monday, January 30th, 2012 AT 10:22 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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If transmission fluid is contaminated with coolant, you need to at least replace the cooler inside the radiator and also flush the transmission.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 12:34 PM

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