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I don't think, I have a alero that is leaking coolant around

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I don't think this is me, I have a alero that is leaking coolant around the transmission pan.
JA: How old are the hoses? And have you tested the actual mix of your coolant?
Customer: have not tested the mix, but I know its coolant. the over flow tank drained and refilled it and it drained some more. hoses might be original, but I can't see any hoses leaking.
JA: What year is your Alero?
Customer: 2001 2.4l
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: check the water pump, hoses, etc. hoping to fix if its possible. did the brakes recently, knock sensor, general repairs.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: cant find fluid coming from anywhere other than the transmission pan ,, several drop even with the engine off, more when running.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  john aka eaut replied 6 months ago.

is the engine light on? are there any codes? do you know if it is getting fuel?

Expert:  john aka eaut replied 6 months ago.

im sorry that response was to a different question but somehow got since to you as the page was loading so please disregard that response

Expert:  john aka eaut replied 6 months ago.

but do you know if the transmission is full of fluid?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm not sure where we stand and cost structue. No codes only dash lights was low coolant
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
hello, is someone answering my question
Expert:  john aka eaut replied 6 months ago.

it sounds like your transmission cooler is broken and allowing antifreeze into the system if that is the case then the radiator is going to need replacement if you are lucky you can flush the contaminants out of the transmission but usually if this happens yit will destroy the internals of the transmission.