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95 Trans problems.

My Father has a 95 2.3 2wd Auto and it's having serious issues once the engine warms up.

It will be sluggish into gear initially then it flares between gears and it overheats under normal driving.

It has been all but rebuilt. Replaced solenoids, filter fluid and flushed the cooler. It was suggested that the TPS might be to blame (fingers crossed).

Any ideas? I am at a complete loss.

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Anyone? I mean I'm seriously trying to help my Pops out.
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is the tranny cooler built into the radiator or is the cooler a separate unit

is the engine radiator the original 1 or a replacement , your engines radiator may be seriouly plugged up

open the radiator cap when the engine is cold , start engine , what the coolant flow as the engine warms

does the coolant flow good , or does the coolant just sit at the top of the core tubes,

i suspect that the radiator core tubes are plugged up from coolant calcifying from the heat

time for a replacement radiator

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Ok, I'll have to look. It would make sense because the engine warms up quick and it gets seriously hot.
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the reason why i asked these questions is?/

14+ years is way too long for a factory radiator to effectively cool an engine

i usually replace a radiator every 4 to 5 years regardless of exterior condition

if the factory radiator has the brass tanks , then you would be better to just get the core replaced

because brass tanks are better than plastic tanks
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the reason why i asked these questions is?/ 14+ years is way too long for a factory radiator to effectively cool an engine i usually replace a radiator every 4 to 5 years regardless of exterior condition if the factory radiator has the brass tanks , then you would be better to just get the core replaced because brass tanks are better than plastic tanks
If your vehicle is properly serviced a factory radiator will last for the life of the vehicle. Sometimes stuff happens and they need to be replaced, but swapping them for no reason is a waste of money. IMO :)
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not necessarliy if his fathers engine cooling system is still using the prestone lime green coolant

that coolant was notorious for causing calcifying deposits to form in the radiator tubes and plugging them up
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