I've just gotten too old to crawl around under my truck, even with ramps, to change the tranny oil. A big thanks goes out to Butch at dt. I called my local dealer and they advised they only change the oil and not the filter. A Google image search will show you the difference. They said they would put 12-16 quarts in I'm assuming this implies a flush and they didn't recommend changing the filter '02 Sierra with 5.
Let them go find some other sucker to deal with their sales because I will not be back. I move over to the slower lane and coast towards an exit. Fairly full of dirt, and even though I cleaned it out as best I could I was having difficulty. To place the new seal, coat it in trans fluid and use a socket of the same diameter on an extension to give you something to hold onto and tap it into place. Step 6 — Install transmission pan Lay the new gasket on the clean pan Figure 7.
Next, replace the rear Torx screw on the shift linkage bracket and tighten the front one. Thanks for all the help. I did see where PepBoys had it as well. The exhaust moved up and down with the whole thing. Just worried that the bracket out of the way won't matter because of the exhaust crossmember. I do need to get a drain hose though.
It is protecting an E-clip Do Not Remove. I've checked walmart, o'rielly, autozone, advance auto, pep boys, and napa. Add the remaining fluid as needed to reach the proper level indicated on the dipstick. I sure hope it helps out someone else who is wanting to but hesitant to do this. This is my 7th Chevy with them. Of course thats if they can get to it that quickly. It was supposed to have been done at time of purchase at the dealer last year, however my confidence in that is waning.
Hi: I hate to say it, but it has nearly always been my experience that flood vehicles are never the same after flooding. Place the new gasket onto the transmission pan, then mount the pan back in place. I still don't see why guys refuse to change it often enough. I think why the whole exhaust was moving at the same time as the transfer case during this attempt was because everything is still attached to the engine and it was moving as well. The most forward one seems a bitch to get to. The meat and potatoes of this procedure was taken from here.
I didn't even try to get the ratchet up there. If anyone is planning to do pan drop and filter change in the near future, please consider doing a write up and posting it to the forum. . Clean out any debris that may be at the bottom of the pan, then set the cleaned pan aside. It is completely safe and easy to do. Guys that run them for 100,000mi or more are just running on borrowed time, and if they intend on keeping the truck are just cheating themselves.
If you opt for a Do-It-Yourself task, the price will apparently be reduced, or you may not spend any single amount. 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. Edit: I did see the difference between the shallow and deep pans on image search so thanks for that. Torque them to 97 in-lbs. It cannot be flushed clean. Once I got the edge away from the wall, I used needle nose pliers to get it out.
The transmission pan holds fluid, which is required to make the transmission work. I know thats a lot of silly question marks there lol. You may have to twist it a little. Chevy's warranty is now done and our extended warranty has not yet said yay or nay. What can happen if the fluid is not changed at 50,000 miles? For you guys who have changed your own tranny filter, was it that big of job? You don't want to introduce that much highly detergent transmission fluid into the tranny at once.
Just wondering if its ok to mix and match? As I mentioned earlier, you'll want to pump out the first 3-4 quarts to make dropping the pan less messy. Here's what the original fluid looked like. It should need one additional quart. I've got the pan down. If it is specific, then replace what the code says.
I guess I don't understand the extreme high price of doing a flush and filter change that one service company wanted to charge. So, yes, I feel what you are experiencing is the result of the flood. Use chisel to remove seal. The code may be general, or it may be specific and tell you that the transmission is slipping. Not sure exactly what that is, but it sounds like something I wouldn't want.