Transmission Squeak

Tiny
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  • 2003 ROVER RANGE ROVER

Transmission problem
2003 Range Rover V8 Automatic 64,000 miles

Hi.I have a 2003 Range Rover with 64,000.I bought it used and have had it for 3 months now.I've had a few problems with the radio playing when it feels like it. But recently I heard a squeak and felt some slipping. Took it to the dealer and after a inspection from "The Inspector" I was told the transmission is bad and it's not covered by the warranty because the cause of the problem was found to have started with the radiator(which is not covered by warranty). Repairs will cost $6000. My question is how does the radiator have anything to do with the transmission and is there anything I can do to get around this issue without dishing out so much money? I can't believe that a truck with such low miles would have a major issue like this or that I should have to pay for a faulty radiator that caused my transmission to go.

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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 9:30 AM

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The transmission has it's own cooler .. the cars radiator feeds engine coolant to this to cool down the transmission fluid ... sounds like they are saying the radiator leaked coolant into the transmission fluid cooler .. I would get a second opinion before paying for these repairs...


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Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 5:32 AM
Tiny
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If the radiator coolant feeds the transmission cooler how would it also leak ln?

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Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 AT 5:31 AM
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What happens is when you drive the car the cooling system pressure builds up but so does the transmission fluid. If the cooler has a small leak when you shut the engine off the transmission loses pressure but the radiator takes time to pressure down this is when the coolant can enter the transmission fluid.

Hope this helps, Ken

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Monday, September 4th, 2017 AT 7:20 PM

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