On 2005 Silverado's with a five-speed manual transmission without low gear, General Motors recommends only synchromesh transmission fluid. The 2005 Silverado has three manual transmission options: five-speed with low gear, five-speed without low gear and six-speed. I never tow anything; just drive back and forth to work. The standard rear axle uses 75W-90 synthetic gear oil. The 2005 Silverado has to available rear axles, standard and steerable. I thought someone had rear ended me. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years everyone! Needless to say I was very pissed.
I wouldn't be surprised if he kept my coolant to sell to another customer. I also had them replace the filter as well. I can't afford a transmission rebuild. Obviously, they had some crap transmissions and should have sought relief from whoever provided them for the consumers. Wish I had a diagram for the cooling lines of the Tranny. We have copies of them for lots of years in the owners section at the bottom of the main page here.
The engine running hot came after the tranny running hot. We won't be hitting the 80's around here for a good month. My truck is paid for and has been for 2, almost 3 years now. The transmission temperature did not rise fast and did not exceed 220 degrees, which is still too hot on an 85 degree day. I probably won't be able to get them above 180 until June unless I pull a trailer or something.
He's ordering a Radiator in the morning that comes with a Tranny Cooler and Oil Cooler. Transmission fluid helps lubricate your transmission. First one under 100,000 miles 2nd one at 114,000 and third at 140,000. Whiffyspark He mentioned that we had the pan down 3 times which is true. Never had a problem with this truck until this past winter, Brutal! I limped out of the airport and to the side of the road.
My Mechanic bypassed the cooler and the radiator, I'm not sure which one first. I have to confess that I have owned the truck for nearly two full years now and have never checked the tranny fluid level. So yeah, if anyone could tell me how to check the tranmission fluid. Seems like fluid is getting stuck in that area and theres no circulation. I took it down and replaced the filter and added about 5-6 quarts.
I had some concerns, because we're getting snow tonight and don't have time to do any work on it today. The 2005 Silverado had a hydraulic clutch system. In 2001, the Silverado replaced the C- and K-series trucks altogether. Each claiming that it was a different part in the transmission that went wrong. The lines to the cooler were outside temperature, not hot at all. It's been running about 170. It stayed a little below 200 for longer than the past 2 months or so and no codes.
It's running at about 100 degrees above ambient temp. The 2005 Silverado with four-wheel drive uses 80W-90 gear oil. Took it straight to Transmedic in Gresham and they said it is a common problem. First I'd like to say hi. It essentially converts linear motion from the engine to rotational force through a planetary gear system. Pull the dipstick straight up and out of the transmission filler neck.
Now the transmission is shot. Why cant Chevy make or fix the problems they create? You're now ready to get an accurate reading. Whenever it comes to engines, I'm good with 95% of it. I appreciate the help buddy! The process is also laid out in the manual for the vehicle. Need a recall to upgrade the transmission so I don't have to buy a new one every 100M miles. This will be our last Chevrolet Suburban!! Definitely have second thoughts about going with Government motors again. If I remember right though, don't most car companies come out with a new body style every 3 to 5 years? Question, should I insist that my mechanic flush all the Fluid out again?? Think twice about buying this year Suburban! Parked it for about an hour.
I'll stay posted and let all you gentlemen know if it was the radiator for sure. You're now ready to get an accurate reading. Overfilling the transmission with too much transmission fluid can also cause damage to your Silverado. The technician that serviced my transmission said that the transmission fluid the old fluid looked really good considering the truck has 113k miles on it and the transmission had the original fluid still in it from the factory. Yesterday, I went there to check a few things like the radiator, ext cooler and lines.
Anyhow, I usually do my own mechanic work whenever it comes to the engine, but as I mentioned earlier in this thread, whenever it comes to transmissions, I'd rather have a certified mechanic service that because if something were to go wrong, I could hold them responsible. However, whenever it comes to tranmissions - yeah, no good here. Go hop on the freeway for 20 minutes or so, so the temps if you have a gauge , and look for something in the 160-190 range. My girlfriend has a 2005 Avalanch and had the same problem. It seems he's the type to want to save money for his customers. Chevrolet gave customers many options on all three versions of the 2005 Silverado, so knowing the correct fluids to add to the truck components is imperative. I noticed there were a variety of people with transmission and front panel odometer and tachometer problems.