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Transmission fluid in my radiator

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by milesaver, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Feb 19, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    milesaver

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    I have transmission fluid in my radiator, why would that be? (thanks in advance for any responses)
     
  2. Feb 19, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Your guess is probably better than any of ours.

    But out of curiosity, how is it you know there is trans fluid in your radiator?
     
  3. Feb 19, 2017 at 8:04 PM
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    That's a good explination.
     
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  6. Feb 23, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    The transmission fluid is coming out of the radiator's overflow and got all over the front left shock absorber
     
  7. Feb 23, 2017 at 3:12 PM
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  9. Feb 24, 2017 at 9:46 AM
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    Your going to want to do a complete rad flush and trans flush before driving. Add an external transmission cooler instead of using the rad cooler.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2017 at 10:58 PM
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    I have just bought my 2002, my coolant reservoir was empty..Whats the best way to see if there is NO corrosion inside the rad. ? ..am thinking i should flush the rad with garden hose to see if there is clog and also flush/change transmission fluid.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2017 at 10:06 AM
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    Do not drive it at all it will destroy your transmission have it towed to a shop for repair
     

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