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Radiator blew

Old 04-13-2019, 09:08 PM
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Radiator blew

Something went wrong with my cooling fans, which I haven't tracked down yet. Causing the car to overheat while sitting, and blowing the radiator.

Do I need to worry about coolant having gotten mixed in with the transmission fluid?
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:03 AM
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Re: Radiator blew

Probably not. I'm assuming by "blowing the radiator" you mean it boiled over, but even if it cracked its unlikely to have damaged the cooler lines inside. Just pull the tranny dipstick and it's nice and red and not frothy you are good.
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:59 PM
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Re: Radiator blew

Originally Posted by allos View Post
Something went wrong with my cooling fans, which I haven't tracked down yet. Causing the car to overheat while sitting, and blowing the radiator.

Do I need to worry about coolant having gotten mixed in with the transmission fluid?
Not sure what you mean by "blowing the radiator," but unless it literally exploded due to a crash or some other physical damage, splitting the core and frame, the trans cooler section was probably unaffected. It's easy enough to check---pull the trans dipstick and have a look. If the trans fluid proves to be contaminated, it's not a big deal to drop the tranny pan and replace the fluid and filter.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:12 PM
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I would have responded sooner but got busy, and was unable to get out and take a picture.

Do you think it damaged the transmission cooler section, allowing the fluids to mix?
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