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2003 Volkswagen Golf TDI Question: The golf mark 4 radiator coolant mixes with the gear box ATF. what's wrong?

 

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sumseno, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Sarasota, FL, October 17, 2011, 21:36
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1. Is this a common problem?
2. What should be done?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 17, 2011, 21:53
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    Don't drive the car until this is rectified. The transmission cooler must have failed, it is on top of the transmission and has two water hoses going to it. (It is under the air filter housing). Takes under an hour to replace.

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