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There is transmission fluid in the radiator and coolant in the transmission line

(2002 Dodge Neon)
in Bunker Hill, IL on November 02, 2012
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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on November 02, 2012
on November 02, 2012
I agree with both #1and #2
on November 02, 2012
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 may need a heat gasket replacement.
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