Okay, I was driving down the freeway and suddenly my temperature gauge zoomed to Hot and steam rose out of the car. I stopped the car and let it cool down, then drove the 5 miles very slowly to the mechanic-stopping twice to let it cool completely. I got it to the mechanic and a huge crack appeared across the top of the radiator when the car was on. New radiator time-gotcha. She has 235K miles on her and before this ran like she was brand new.
Now not a couple days later, I started noticing that transmission fluid was leaking about 1/2 cup of fluid a day dripping down from the axle.
Now funds are tight right now, so can I use a stop leak for transmissions/transaxle?
Would it fix the issue temporarily until I can afford to actually get it fixed?
Would using such a product make the repair more expensive than just letting her sit until the money builds up for the repair?