Engine Cooling problem
2002 Toyota 4Runner 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 195K miles
Hi, I have similar problem to Grandma9 in that ATF fluid is mixing with radiator fluid and overheating and i'm in dire straights, need help asap.
Original 2002 Radiator blew on vacation recently and had replaced (with thermostat) at Toyota dealer while away. Flushed trans too. Two weeks later after returning same thing happened with new radiator. Believe it or not, My mechanic just went in for emergency heart surgery, but he checked the transmission beforehand and said it looked fine, fluid, etc; he thought new radiator was defective and suggested I take to dealer to have them replace radiator and trans cooler. I took to local Toyota dealer & they are saying radiator blowing due to blown head gasket? Doesn't sound ight is that even possible?
Please give me some advice here, my mechanic is a good guy but I have no access to him. Dealer is telling me car is worthless and not worth fixing given mileage - truck is in excellent shape otherwise. They have the truck and I need a vehicle for work asap. Need to make a move. Help?
PS: Transmission was replaced in Spring 07 with used w/ 35K on it
Thanks for your help!
have the same problem?
Sunday, September 14th, 2008 AT 8:50 PM