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94 eclipse trans over heating

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Old 03-28-2010, 11:52 PM
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ok here is my story i got this eclipse about 2 years ago pretty much rebuilt the engine not done yet still have extra to do but here is the problem i had the trans flushed and new everything like filter and fluid so i was able to drive it for about 2 weeks and then the trans started to overheat i know it is the trans cause i pop the hood and there is the smoke so my question is what could possibly cause this pretty much new stuff all through it i was thinking the cooling lines for the trans possibly clogged any suggestions??
 
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:03 AM
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also forgot to add i can drive the car around town and nothing but once i hit the interstate it wants to do the over heating
 
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:47 AM
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have you checked the coolant level, and when was the last time you flushed the coolant. Like you said i would also check the transmission cooling lines. They are usually metal and i have seen where sometimes people do work on a car and actually hit the line and crimp it
 
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:56 AM
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yes i just put new water pump in and all the coolant levels are good the latest job i have done was water pump and then timing of course the lines are on the other side and it ran excellent for two weeks then it started to do it thing any other ideas i will check the lines though and possibly replace them
 
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:37 PM
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Is it turbo?
 
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:12 AM
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lol no i wish i am planning for it but for now i need it to just run till i get my other eclipse
 
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:22 PM
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Exactly where is the smoke coming from? Does the trans fluid smell burnt?
 
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:29 PM
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yes the trans fluid does smell burnt and i have to change it everytime i take a trip on the highway and it is starting to get costly and the smoke is coming from somewhere on the trans i want to say on or near the coolant lines which is why i am thinking them
 
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:57 PM
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Do you see any fluid leaking onto the exhaust? Is the trans original or has it been rebuilt recently?
 
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:22 AM
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as far as i know it is original trans and no i dont see fluuid hitting exhaust you know how the lines come right off the top of the trans i can see where it seem to be pushing some fluid out near or around those threads

but as i mentioned in the first post i had the trans flushed and new filter and fluid
 

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