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Pink milky fluid?? Bad radiator? blown headgasket?

Sup guys well today i started my car and found out the radiator was leaking coolant. There was a crack on the bottom of the plastic which i didnt see til i saw coolant spilling out of it so i shut the car off(car didn't even reach 1/4 of the temp gauge, so not sure if it matters). so what i did i removed the radiator and i saw pink fluid (idk wtf it is) come out lines out the bottom of the radiator.(dont those connect to the tranny somehow?) does anyone have a idea of what it can be?? i read around and heard blown headgasket, bad radiator(which it is) or bad radiator cooling lines(which weren't leaking from looking at em) help me out please im stressing out now. wrecked my car then i fix it, and now this i wanna fukin cry
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Re: Pink milky fluid?? Bad radiator? blown headgasket?

If it's an automatic, then yes there will be transmission lines going into the radiator. Radiator obviously needs replaced, then go from there. Once you replace the radiator keep a close eye on the coolant level, if its dropping with no external leakage, then you may have a head gasket problem, also keep an eye out for white smoke coming out of the tail pipe after its warmed up. The other problem could be engine pressure is pressurizing the coolant system causing the radiator to crack but usually you will have overheating problems and the car will run pretty rough on start up if that is the case; but you may want to keep that in mind if you are having those symptoms. Also check your oil make sure its not milky.
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Re: Pink milky fluid?? Bad radiator? blown headgasket?

if its the pepto bismol color u have tranny fluid mixxing with the coolant so check ur tranny fluid color too i might need to do a tranny flush because im pretty sure the fluid in there is pink also
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Re: Pink milky fluid?? Bad radiator? blown headgasket?

all the above are correct dont wait to long to flush tranny fluid if its milky to other wise youll be needing a new tranny dont want that happening
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Re: Pink milky fluid?? Bad radiator? blown headgasket?

check ur oil, if it looks white or a milky cooler u have a bad headgasket, could have some coolant in it, just do a flush
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Re: Pink milky fluid?? Bad radiator? blown headgasket?

You have all the advice you need in the above posts, handle it..
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