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Radiator flush question

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Lizard Lady, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Oct 31, 2016 at 11:19 AM
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    Lizard Lady

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    Hi all,
    My 2002 4runner has 205,000 miles on it, and I'm pretty sure the radiator has never been flushed. It's not having any problems, but I just read the threads about the "strawberry milkshake" ruining the transmission...what should I do at this point to make sure that doesn't happen? If I just go get a radiator flush, could it still push the rust and stuff into the transmission?
     
  2. Oct 31, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    Ol'Blue

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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    This is the most cost effective way to prevent it and save you alot of money. Skip the flush for now. Get a external trans cooler and separate them asap. Issue solved and pretty cheap and easy to do also.
     
  3. Oct 31, 2016 at 8:12 PM
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    Lizard Lady

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    Where is everyone getting their trans coolers from?
     
  5. Nov 14, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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    Lizard Lady

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    I just got a new radiator instead.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2016 at 4:14 PM
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    wnelax04sr5

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    bought mine on Amazon, complete kit with everything i needed
     
  7. Nov 14, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    do a flush if it has never been done and an external transmission cooler install.
     

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