my dodge ram 1500 is leaking radiator fluid between the engine and transmission

Asked by Mar 22, 2014 at 04:36 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the is radiator fluid leaking from what looks like a week hole from the bottom of the transmission where the oil pan and transmission meet

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Head gasket or a soft plug is leaking and is running between trans and engine.

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Hi Zeak and thanks for your answer, do you happen to know how many core plugs there are? I could only find one with my inspection mirror and it wasn't leaking, and other than a little oil around the back of both head gaskets, I couldn't see any water... also the trans fluid stick and the oil stick do not show any signs of water. the only other sign I have is the heater wouldn't produce any heat, could it be as simple as a t-stat stuck closed?

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I would say you got a head gasket leaking causing pressure to build in the radiator which will not let the coolant to circulate. You can put a pressure gauge on your radiator to tell if it is over pressure. the pressure is coming from a cylinder that is leaking while running and may not be leaking when off. Did you get the engine hot?

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your heatercore is cracked or has a leak i had the same problem just fixed it the coolant was running from the heater core and dripping around back of engine

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