Replace Transmission Radiator? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-28-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Greg
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Replace Transmission Radiator?

I was hit a couple of weeks ago. Head on. The other driver wasn't going very
fast. But he did damage the bumper and the transmission radiator. Neither
were too bad. Geico cut me a nice check for the damages. I can live with the
bumper. But does the transmission radiator need replaced? It was pushed in a
little bit. But it didn't puncture anything. Here is a image of it.

p.s. sorry if I'm not supposed to post images on here.

Greg




  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-28-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
Sarge
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Replace Transmission Radiator?

Greg wrote: "I was hit a couple of weeks ago. Head on. The other driver
wasn't going very fast. But he did damage the bumper and the transmission
radiator. Neither were too bad. Geico cut me a nice check for the damages. I
can live with the bumper. But does the transmission radiator need replaced?
It was pushed in a little bit. But it didn't puncture anything. Here is a
image of it."

It does not look like it will effect the cooling that much. If it is not
leaking, then leave it. You can possibly straighten the fins in the smashed
section. They make a tool to do this with but you can use a small flat
blade screw driver if you real careful not to puncture the tube part.

Sarge


  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
Berkshire Bill
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Replace Transmission Radiator?


"Greg" <greg@vc.net> wrote in message
news:gIOdnY39k--A0nTfRVn-ug@arkansas.net...
>I was hit a couple of weeks ago. Head on. The other driver wasn't going
>very fast. But he did damage the bumper and the transmission radiator.
>Neither were too bad. Geico cut me a nice check for the damages. I can live
>with the bumper. But does the transmission radiator need replaced? It was
>pushed in a little bit. But it didn't puncture anything. Here is a image of
>it.
>
> p.s. sorry if I'm not supposed to post images on here.
>
> Greg
>
>


The insurance adjuster is seeing first hand something we can't see from your
photo. You can lose a LOT of fluid in a very short time, usually at a very
inconvenient time and it could cost you a transmission. I'd replace the
cooler at least.

Bill


  Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 18:01   #4 (permalink)
Jim Warman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Replace Transmission Radiator?

I read the original post and all I could hear was the sound of rolling dice.
I see stretched, mis-shapen metal..... I see a cooler shaped object rather
than a dependable cooler.

Obviously, there is concern over the integrity of the piece since the
question was asked...... If it was my truck, that cooler would be in the
scrap bin.


"Berkshire Bill" <bkitterm@berkshire.rr.com> wrote in message
news:6DeGe.5025$8y3.4591@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>
> "Greg" <greg@vc.net> wrote in message
> news:gIOdnY39k--A0nTfRVn-ug@arkansas.net...
> >I was hit a couple of weeks ago. Head on. The other driver wasn't going
> >very fast. But he did damage the bumper and the transmission radiator.
> >Neither were too bad. Geico cut me a nice check for the damages. I can

live
> >with the bumper. But does the transmission radiator need replaced? It was
> >pushed in a little bit. But it didn't puncture anything. Here is a image

of
> >it.
> >
> > p.s. sorry if I'm not supposed to post images on here.
> >
> > Greg
> >
> >

>
> The insurance adjuster is seeing first hand something we can't see from

your
> photo. You can lose a LOT of fluid in a very short time, usually at a

very
> inconvenient time and it could cost you a transmission. I'd replace the
> cooler at least.
>
> Bill
>
>



  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 04:01   #5 (permalink)
Tom Adkins
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Replace Transmission Radiator?

Sarge wrote:
> Greg wrote: "I was hit a couple of weeks ago. Head on. The other driver
> wasn't going very fast. But he did damage the bumper and the transmission
> radiator. Neither were too bad. Geico cut me a nice check for the damages. I
> can live with the bumper. But does the transmission radiator need replaced?
> It was pushed in a little bit. But it didn't puncture anything. Here is a
> image of it."
>
> It does not look like it will effect the cooling that much. If it is not
> leaking, then leave it. You can possibly straighten the fins in the smashed
> section. They make a tool to do this with but you can use a small flat
> blade screw driver if you real careful not to puncture the tube part.
>
> Sarge
>
>


I'd replace the cooler. Do you want to take the chance that the ~$100 cooler could
fail and take out a ~$2000 transmission. Not to mention the fact that the insurance
check was to repair your vehicle. If you didn't want to fix your car, why did you take
the check? Just curious.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 06:01   #6 (permalink)
Greg
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Replace Transmission Radiator?

I actually do want to replace it. All the parts (grill and bumper included).
But I can do those myself and pocket some money. I went to a transmission
shop yesterday and the owner said if it were his car he wouldn't waste the
money on it. I might try a salvage.


"Tom Adkins" <newton5@remove.comcast.net> wrote in message
news:OeCdnTe9p9WmnnffRVn-hg@comcast.com...
> Sarge wrote:
>> Greg wrote: "I was hit a couple of weeks ago. Head on. The other driver
>> wasn't going very fast. But he did damage the bumper and the transmission
>> radiator. Neither were too bad. Geico cut me a nice check for the
>> damages. I
>> can live with the bumper. But does the transmission radiator need
>> replaced?
>> It was pushed in a little bit. But it didn't puncture anything. Here is a
>> image of it."
>>
>> It does not look like it will effect the cooling that much. If it is not
>> leaking, then leave it. You can possibly straighten the fins in the
>> smashed
>> section. They make a tool to do this with but you can use a small flat
>> blade screw driver if you real careful not to puncture the tube part.
>>
>> Sarge
>>
>>

>
> I'd replace the cooler. Do you want to take the chance that the ~$100
> cooler could fail and take out a ~$2000 transmission. Not to mention the
> fact that the insurance check was to repair your vehicle. If you didn't
> want to fix your car, why did you take the check? Just curious.



  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 07:01   #7 (permalink)
Greg
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Replace Transmission Radiator?

And by the way. I have nothing but good things to say about Geico. They are
the insurer of the person that hit me. They were very helpful and the
estimator cut me a check for the damages on the spot.

"Sarge" <licker@lickersacademy.edu> wrote in message
news:dcbpd902g29@enews2.newsguy.com...
> Greg wrote: "I was hit a couple of weeks ago. Head on. The other driver
> wasn't going very fast. But he did damage the bumper and the transmission
> radiator. Neither were too bad. Geico cut me a nice check for the damages.
> I
> can live with the bumper. But does the transmission radiator need
> replaced?
> It was pushed in a little bit. But it didn't puncture anything. Here is a
> image of it."
>
> It does not look like it will effect the cooling that much. If it is not
> leaking, then leave it. You can possibly straighten the fins in the
> smashed
> section. They make a tool to do this with but you can use a small flat
> blade screw driver if you real careful not to puncture the tube part.
>
> Sarge
>
>



  Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 19:01   #8 (permalink)
Berkshire Bill
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Replace Transmission Radiator?

The insurance adjuster is seeing first hand something we can't see from your
photo. You can lose a LOT of fluid in a very short time, usually at a very
inconvenient time and it could cost you a transmission. I'd replace the
cooler at least.

Bill

"Greg" <greg@vc.net> wrote in message
news:gIOdnY39k--A0nTfRVn-ug@arkansas.net...
>I was hit a couple of weeks ago. Head on. The other driver wasn't going
>very fast. But he did damage the bumper and the transmission radiator.
>Neither were too bad. Geico cut me a nice check for the damages. I can live
>with the bumper. But does the transmission radiator need replaced? It was
>pushed in a little bit. But it didn't puncture anything. Here is a image of
>it.
>
> p.s. sorry if I'm not supposed to post images on here.
>
> Greg
>
>



  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:26.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.