Transmission fluid in the radiator

Tiny
CHASEALLAN18
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  • 1998 FORD F-150
  • 4.6L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
My truck started getting overheated and I realized I had a radiator leak and then noticed transmission fluid in radiator. Now there's a noise coming from motor. I was told it was timing chain. Does this sound tight?
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 AT 9:17 AM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

Transmission fluid in the radiator tells me the cooler has failed.

You need to replace the radiator, flush the cooling system completely and flush the transmission as well.

As far as the chains, that is a separate issue. Can you upload a video of the noise that was described as the chains?

Roy
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 AT 9:26 AM
Tiny
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 AT 9:31 AM
Tiny
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Thank you.

Yes, that sounds like the chains are slapping against the cover. That is an indication they, along with the guides and tensioners need to be replaced.

Do you need an estimate for these repairs?

Roy
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 AT 9:35 AM
Tiny
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Yes, I need an estimate.
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 AT 9:36 AM
Tiny
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Okay,

Radiator $300.00.
Labor $150.00.
Cooling flush $129.00.
Transmission flush $145.00.

Chains, guides and tensioners $275.00.
Labor 9 hours $ 950.00.

You are looking between $1,500.00 to $2,000.00 for everything to be done.

Roy
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 AT 9:57 AM

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