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2002 Dodge Neon Question: there is transmission fluid in the radiator and coolant in the transmission line

 

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tarjara, Bunker Hill, IL, November 02, 2012, 14:37
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the car had overheated , never doing this before , and at the same time the transmission started messing up , as in didn't want to shift into gear , i know nothing about cars but was told that the radiator must have went bad , could that be it?

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    pushrod November 02, 2012, 15:57
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    YES THAT SOUNDS RIGHT.

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    your.mechanic November 02, 2012, 20:12
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    Yes, unfortunately, there is a transmission cooler in the bottom tank of the radiator that failed. This caused the transmission fluid to mix with the antifreeze and vice versa. You will need a transmission and cooling system flush and depending on how bad your Neon overheated...you may need a heat gasket replacement.

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    goodguy November 02, 2012, 21:00
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    I agree with both #1and #2

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