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1996 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Question: wHAT DO i DO FOR A MILKY PINK VERY FAINT TRANS FLUID?

 

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stella labella, 5.7L V8, Menifee, CA, November 08, 2011, 08:36
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i HAD A LEAK IN A HOSE NEAR THE RIGHT BOTTOM SIDE OF THE SUBURBAN AS WE REPLACED THE HOSES APPROX. A MONTH AGO. tHE SUBURBAN HAS BEEN DRIVEN ABOUT 5 TIMES AND LESS THAN 100 MILES. i NOTICED THE TRANS SEEMED A LITTLE OFF WHEN SHIFTING SO i PARKED IT AND CHECKED THE TRANS FLUID. iT HAS A VERY LITE PINK COLOR NOT LIKE PEPTO BISMAL. ALMOST A PALE MAUVE COLOR. i DO NOT PLAN ON DRIVING IT AND AM AWAITING A CALL BACK FROM THE TRANS SHOP. nOT SURE ABOUT TRUSTING ADVISE FROM THEM OR OTHER SHOPS. cAN YOU HELP ADVISE SO i DON'T GET TAKEN FOR MONEY i DON'T HAVE? tHANK YOU FOR ANY ADVISE!!!

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    November 08, 2011, 11:17
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    Somehow, water (or possibly engine coolant) has gotten into your transmission, and mixed with the tranny fluid creating the mess that you see. Since the fluid is already mixed in, and you've already noted shifting problems, the transmission will have to be removed, disassembled, throughly cleaned, and reassembled.

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