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What are the 2 radiator lines on a 4EAT equipped XT that exit the radiator on the driver's side?

More importantly, what fluid runs through those 2 lines?

I'd imagine that this would be transmission fluid, but what came out looked like oil to me.

Which is it?

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The two lower nipples on the radiator are for the transmission fluid cooler. If it looks black, it's time for a transmission fluid change.
 

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Can I top it off with plain old Dexron 3 temporarily until I am able to get the fluid changed? I didn't lose much fluid when pulling the radiator, but want to be sure.

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Ahh....one more thing. Does the order of the lines matter when putting the radiator back in? I think that their positions speak for themselves, but want to be sure.

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^-Yep. The flow is directional so be sure they go back on the same spot as they came off of.
 
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