Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

There is oil mixed in with the antifreeze fluid in my radiator. Why?

(1995 Isuzu Trooper)
in Chicago, IL on July 30, 2013
I recently had a neighborhood mechanic replace the power steering pump, altenator, and radiator fan in my Trooper. Also, he told me my transmission is starting to go bad, and did a "transmission tune-up". My theory is that some mechanics SAY they know how to work on foreign cars, but end up experimenting instead. Could he have done something wrong?
Displaying 2 answers & 3 comments
Popular Answer
on July 30, 2013
IF auto trans.,possible radiator trans. fluid cooler is defective, fluid leaking into coolant there! And may cause transmission to act up. Can easily be tested. See a repair shop or trans. mechanic. This cooler is inside the radiator.
on July 30, 2013
Thank you, guys.
on July 30, 2013
Might have a problem with engine block maybe a crack. I would flush radiator system out again.
on July 30, 2013
Thank you.
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
What can I do to get power to my car after putting my negative on my positive on my battery in my 2002 Isuzu trooper
Am thinking of purchasing a 2001 Trooper. Is a RJQ engine a 3.2 liter V-6? And does RMQ-trans mean it has 4L3 0 E? if...
Didn't find what you were looking for?