Sounds like the gaskets to me. Just went through this last Dec with my low
mileage '01 Grand Am 3.4. I had little pools of coolant visible also on top
of the transmission where it attaches to the engine.
Like Aarcuda says, you need to rule out the tranny cooler core in the
If you get coolant back into the transmission (leaks are two ways, usually)
will soon buy an tranny overhaul.
It may well be gaskets, but you need to be sure.
Dealers ass, dude... You are showing your innocence.
If 'dealer' is the only word in your vocabulary, your are on the wrong
But when you say 'have it diagnosed correctly', you have partially regained
Obviously you have the greater credibility. Why in the world would one want
to take their $30,000 vehicle to a place that has all of the special tools,
equipment, as well as factory trained technicians who have instant online
access the manufactures engineering department to be diagnosed and repaired,
when he can take it to a guy with an adjustable wrench, dwell meter, vacuum
gauge and a generic manual that he got free when he completed two semesters
at DeVry ten years ago? LOL
Why would you say that? I've never seen "one" leaking intake
manifold gasket on these engines contaminate the radiator with
oil, but I've seen "tons" of transmission coolers within the radiator
leak and cause oil contamination of the coolant.
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