About 7 months ago I suspected transmission trouble so I had a shop check the oil pan for metal shavings. They said they thought I should have a new transmission put in. My husband
decided to check for himself and decided we did not need the new transmission.
About six months after the transmission check, the van could not move forward after pulling out of the driveway. I checked the transmission fluid level and found it was dry as a bone. More fluid was added and all was well for a few weeks.
At this time I again checked the transmission fluid level but could not tell for sure if there was enough fluid and by now I'm leaking some fluid under the van.
On my husband's next trip home (he is a long distance truck driver) he dropped the pan again to make sure it had enough fuild. After this point in time I can't keep up adding enough trans fuild, it leaks almost as fast as I put it in.
This trip home my husband found that radiator water has transmission fluid in it. He is now trying to figure out how the hoses are connected to the radiator. The automative manual doesn't give enough info on this. Can someone out there tell us how to fix this problem?
Thanks much. By the way the van has 114K miles on it. Needless to say I'm ready for another van.