2005 Nissan Frontier Problems

winland

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I have a 2005 Nissan Frontier, 2WD, V6, 95,000 miles.

About 200 miles ago, the transmissions started stuttering, slipping. Felt like riding over railroad tracks.
Long story short, there was a crack in the radiator some place that caused transmission fluid and radiator fluid to mix. $1000 later I have a new radiator and transmission and radiator flushed.

200 miles later the engine overheats and the temperature gauge bounces around. Mechanic says it's a blown head gasket and $2000 repair bill.

Question: are these two events related?