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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 00, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can anybody tell me what it means when your trans fluid is cloudy looking? Mine is a th350 and seems to run fine.The fluid is not milkey looking just a little cloudy.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 00, 01:27 PM
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Is the oil cloudy white in color if it is thats a sign of water in the oil. You should have it checked.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 00, 02:47 PM
 
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Check your radiator too for any tell-tale signs of oil. pdq67



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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 00, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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This is my transmision I'm talking about not my engine.I don't see how I can get oil and water in my trans.unless I'm missing something here.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 00, 05:00 PM
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The reason they are looking for water is that the transmission cooler is part of the radiator (unless you have by passed it) and is cooled by the cooler water returning to the engine. If it has a leak istide the radiator the you will be mixxing the two fluids. Your trans fluid should be a crisp translucent red (if it has dexron or type F fluid) and should be slippery and not smell burnt. If it is any other color or is very thin or smells burnt then you need to investigate the source of the contamination.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 00, 05:09 PM
 
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 00, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks.I've always said that I don't know everythig.I don't have anything in my radiator that looks milkey.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 01, 01:36 PM
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Has your car been driven through deep water or been in a flood situation. Water can get into drivetrains this way too.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 01, 02:14 PM
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take a real close look at the fluid to see if it is tiny air bubbls, if it is air, could be a cooler line,to a front pump seal leak.

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