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Q: There is oil leakage in little drops from radiator its kind of water mixed and light brown colour

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There is oil leakage in little drops from radiator its kind of water mixed and light brown colour

My car has 28 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The transmission has cooler lines that run ...

The transmission has cooler lines that run into the radiator. The radiator has a built-in cooler for the transmission. If the cooler leaks into the coolant, it will cause a milky brown looking fluid. You should have the cooling system and radiator checked as soon as possible before the transmission or cooling system has a failure that can cause the car to get broken down with a major failure. Have the radiator pressure tested and transmission checked for leaks. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can come to your home or office to detect and repair the leaks for you.

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