I picked up a 5 gal bucket and lid from Home Depot. Remove 4 to 6 bolts from the pan on a convenient side to catch the fluid. Get the spline and input shaft to insert into the torque converter and pilot bearing. The 4L60e will have a large multi-pin plug on the passenger side of the tranny towards the back. Loss of speed sensor signal will result in no torque converter lock up, and no overdrive. .
If it looks like an 01, 02, and newer, then no. Make sure that you do not scratch these surfaces, as will happen with a screw driver or a putty knife that has a rough edge on it. Hopefully I'll be doing a hydroboost swap tomorrow waiting on Fedex. Take those 4 bolts out, as well as the carriers the parts that the bolts are holding. Remove the bolts from the motor mounts and check and remove anything that can be crushed between the motor and the firewall.
Torque them to 97 in-lbs. The universal joint, which is on the front facing side of your rear end, has 4 bolts. In my case the cover has essentially turned to rust from road salt. It would be easier, if the entire car were lifted, level, not angled. You then add fluid at the fill plug on the rear of the axle housing until it runs out of the hole. It is completely safe and easy to do.
All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. This is a highly specialized operation that requires a professional and a book. Once removed, look at the hole that the tube on the filter came from. Nov 03, 2015 Let me get this clear. For most Chevrolets, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Once you identify the correct unit you want to replace, remove the oil pan to install the new one. Then tilt pan foreward and it will come right out.
It has to be straight in line both ways with the insertion point, and preferably supported on its balance point balanced from fore and aft, and side to side , securely strapped for example from falling, not dangling or flopping around. However, I view this as someone telling me it is only necessary to change my underwear about every week or so because they just do not get that dirty. I'm having a hard time justifying a trip to the dealer for overpriced tranny fluid. Would it be possible to remove the fluid from the trans if vacuum is applied to the cooler line since I have a fluid evacuator already? To create this article, 12 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. If you have a posi rear, be sure… The first thing that comes to mind is its overfull of oil. Fluid level was correct when I checked it after eating.
Just don't get the one that looks similar from Home Depot. I don't think this is on accident. Be careful not to catch the blower on anything when sliding it in. This forum is meant only for members who wish to post the specific steps to complete a project or modification of some sort. Don't forget the screw in the sill plate! All-in-all, I should have taken it in to a shop but I wanted to see first hand what was in the pan.
The meat and potatoes of this procedure was taken from here. He'll even pay for shipping. If you trap fluid with the gasket, you will have a leak that can only be fixed by dropping the pan again. I already know how and have done it on several of my vehicles but for some reason seeing someone else do it always makes me feel like a lazy bastard and gets me motivated. If you are worried then I would do a pan gasket and another 5-6 quarts in another year. You can drain the torque converter by turning the engine on for about three seconds.
Remove the trim panel from the right hinge pillar. Use 75-90 for light applications, or 80-90, possible higher for heavy duty applications like racing. That will depend on which Tranny you have there were 2 see links below. Some just inspect it and leave it alone if it looks good. As I mentioned earlier, you'll want to pump out the first 3-4 quarts to make dropping the pan less messy. If not then check fuse in fuse box for the 4x4, If it does have power going to it, then go to the front housing and check the Actuator with a test light to see… If you look at the back of the rear end you will see a big plate that is bolted to the housing. It should look like this.