Mixing of transmission fluid in the radiator and reservoir

Tiny
SHAJI122
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  • 2008 HONDA ACCORD
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
Hello,

I have honda accord. Last night I experienced that transmission is so hard and car is making noise and not picking up. I seen strawberry milk shake liquid in the coolant reservoir and transmissiin oil splashed everywhere.

Whats is the provlem as it because radiator leakage. Should I need to worry about transmission itself too?
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Sunday, March 29th, 2015 AT 3:18 PM

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Tiny
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Yes sounds like your like cooling line inside radiator has broken check trans for water or have it eithr flushed or drained and trans fluid replaced as well as radiator and coolant.
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Sunday, March 29th, 2015 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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Yes im worried about transmission more. Does replacing a radiator whole a better idea?

Coolant have might gone into the transmission can cause trouble or just flush it 2 or 3 times makes the difference?

Is something should I need to take my car to dealorship as I know they gona screw my butt of with crazy cost
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Sunday, March 29th, 2015 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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First you don't have to go to a dealer any garage can handle this check around but yes the radiator needs to be replaced. And have trans fluid changed at least. See if any coolant got into trans. If you do it quick enough it probably won't damage the trans that much if at all.
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Sunday, March 29th, 2015 AT 4:55 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Hmac,

I changed the radiator that causing mixing of tranny fluid with coolant.

Now I again see pink milky fluid in the coolant reservoir and the raditator.I thought that its because of that dirty residual that needs to be flushed but I did nt do that.

I have free coolant pre flush has done at the dealorship for peace of mind that my radiator connections are good and no more coolant is going to tranny.

After Coolant preflush, I againn saw milky pink color in the reservoir and in the radiator itself too. I called dealor and they said that coolant is preflushed and nothing is mixing with the coolant. Its not possible to 100% flush and dirty fluid will show up and no need to be worried. Please any idea whats going on
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 AT 9:24 AM
Tiny
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You are probably seeing it now as they put dex cool in the
radiator dex cool is orange so when in radiator turns kind of pink so that is what you are seeing
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 AT 12:28 PM

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