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I have 2008 H3 is leaking red fluid near radiator. Just had

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I have 2008 H3 is leaking red fluid near radiator. Just had rebuilt transmission and radiator is less than 1 year old.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The reservoir for radiator coolant never changes level, although I am having to add to the radiator. Very sluggish when climbing hills and the gears on auto transmission are slow to engage. Now I have a constant leak.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

can you see if that red fluid leak is transmission fluid or coolant ?

is the transmission fluid full ?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Can't tell but the radiator seems full but the transmission is not full.
Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

if the transmission fluid is low then the odds are that is transmission fluid leaking from one of the transmission cooler lines at the radiator cooler

do NOT drive this with the transmission fluid being low as it will damage the transmission

can you bring it back to the shop and have them fix this for you since there was work just done to this ?

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Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

how are you making out ?

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