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Unread 01-13-2015, 11:23 AM   #1
snookumsthacat
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Radiator recommendation

So, I recently was trying to figure out why my transmission fluid was soo much higher than it should be with the special tool dipstick I ordered. I had also been looking for a coolant leak as I've been filling my coolant reservoir every other month. Low and behold, after seeing my coolant in my radiator as a pink milky substance, I realized my transmission cooler had cracked inside the radiator and the fluids have been contaminating each other. Knowing now I have alot of flushing to do and a radiator change, I've been looking at replacement radiators. The dealership will sell one for 210 dollars, but I'm not sure the longevity of that since this current radiator was the original equipment. Does anyone have any other recommendation? I'd really like to avoid this ever happening again

Thanks in advance

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Unread 01-13-2015, 12:55 PM   #2
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No internal radiator trans cooler on a KK so what your seeing is not ATF.The only thing it can be is engine oil.
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Unread 01-13-2015, 04:15 PM   #3
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man.. so that means I get to tear the engine apart and change the head gaskets.. one horrendous problem after another.. I wish I had never bought this 6 year old mopar.
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Unread 01-13-2015, 04:56 PM   #4
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man.. so that means I get to tear the engine apart and change the head gaskets.. one horrendous problem after another.. I wish I had never bought this 6 year old mopar.
Well that means it was severely overheated at some point,either you or the 1st owner if you bought it used.Not the vehicles fault but owner neglect.
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Unread 01-13-2015, 05:54 PM   #5
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Well that means it was severely overheated at some point,either you or the 1st owner if you bought it used.Not the vehicles fault but owner neglect.
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