In these extreme cases, where service has not been performed in some time, changing the filter may not completely fix the problem. If you are going to give it a shot, practice a few times by getting comfortable with changing the oil yourself. The fluid level was checked hot in Park. If you can, remove the cross member. The hotter one is the return line from the trans to the radiator.
Recognizing these warning signs could eliminate major service later. I don't really know much about auto trannies so I thought I would ask. I bought the rig without knowing when the tranny was last serviced. Be careful because there will be some fluid in there. So I think that's where the misunderstanding in this thread has come from.
Taking apart the Drive Shaft leaves room to move the shifter bracket out of the way. Pump a gallon out, kill the motor, add another gallon, repeat. Put the gasket on the pan and push both up into the transmission. Then slowly unscrew the others which will in theory drop the rear of the pan draining the oil. In this install I removed the old filter bushing from the transmission just to see if it was the same as the new one. The intent of this lighter viscosity is to gain an incremental improvement in fuel economy by lessening parasitic drag in the transmission. Then I open the bottom and drain the fluid.
All things being equal, many vehicle owners would prefer a flush and not a change. I used a little teflon tape for good measure. I managed to get to the shoulder without being hit by the traffic around me, lucky since I had to cross several lanes like a dead stick. It will break down if left unchanged and can really cause problems in a modern electronic transmissions like the 4L80E in your truck mkwl, for example. Make sure to deposit that transmission fluid onto a white paper towel or piece of paper.
Then pump all to replace, then top off?? I took the truck out and drove it for about 15 more minutes and the level was again at the full level. If this site has helped you consider a Donation. It it is automatic, pull out the dipstick under the hood. The 4L80 and 4L85 were built at in. One will be hotter than the other. Your Silverado 1500 should be running when you check your transmission fluid level, otherwise the transmission fluid level on the transmission fluid dipstick will not be accurate. Torque them to 97 in-lbs.
It was an evolution of the , first produced in October 1963. Another one on the upper side to fill it. If it is that hard to get out, then maybe it is perfectly fine and does not need to be removed. I got to the shoulder, and suspected I threw a belt or that my alternator took a crap. Make sure you coat the filter inlet with oil before you start to push it up. I'd imagine if it were brown or something there would be a problem- the fluid is red when new right? The fill tube is only about 1 inch around, and is at the back of the engine right at the firewall just to the left of the middle of the engine.
That's the one that you want to use. It may sound difficult, but once you get the fitting made, you can do a complete flush in less than an hour for only the cost of the fluid. Some Hummers also ran them as well. A re-manufactured transmission comes with a ; three years compared to an average 90 days for a rebuilt transmission. Some times these machines in the hands of amateurs can cause real problems for the consumer, especially when the use solvents and low quality fluids to do the service.
If you have a helper, start by having her take her shirt off so it won't get dirty. Seems like there has got to be a better way. Are you referring to the trans. This is true, the point my dad makes is this- he had a 2000 Chevy Solverado 1500 a few years ago- had 43,500 miles on it and he changed the trans fluid- all went well. Drove me crazy for a while as it didn't happen immediately after having the pan off, but all it took was dropping the pan to find the problem.
No matter what I think I'm safe to drain-and-fill, so I'll at least do that. Particularly, because when the vehicle owner asks for a transmission fluid change, the maintenance technician will concentrate their efforts on draining out all of the dirty fluid from the transmission, while a transmission flush is meant to get rid of all the fluid inside of the pan, the torque converter and its cooler lines. Put the parking brake on and the transfercase in Neutral N. Slide the drive shaft backwards and out of the rear of the transmission. Mating Bushing on the filter where it inserts into the transmission 7. And where is the fill? On a truck that see's a fair amount of plowing or towing, change it every 25,000 mi or 1000 hours Don't forget, Silverados have an hour meter. When I let off the pedal and let the rpm come down, it would typically then 'grab'.
You dont need anything fancy to switch over to synthetic either. Now use a wrench to loosen the fitting. These transmissions can be found behind 4. They are extremely popular for large families, and are used for everything from camping trailers to transporting a complete full size couch. I will probably do a few drain and refills to try and get as much of the old fluid out. Mind you, this transmission can also be converted to be a full manual gearbox as well.