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Title pretty much says it all. I'm a computer guy, not a car guy. I saw a bunch of red fluid coming out of my vehcile, assumed it was tranny fluid. Turns out it was antifreeze. This means the bit of tranny fluid I put in the reservoir that was leaking was a mistake.

What can I expect to happen to my car?

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Too bad there isn't a Ctrl-Z for cars... :( Good luck! –  jmort253 May 5 '11 at 5:05
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If you haven't run the car yet then just drain out the reservoir. If you have run the car then some of the fluid might have started to circulate through the cooling system. If so, flush your coolant.

A small amount should not affect the car's ability to stay cool. So this is not that critical, but you definitely don't want to let your engine overheat.

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