Total mileage on trans is 188,000. If you fill engine or axles of your car with oil to the brim it may damage your vehicle engine or axles and void manufacturer warranty. Really, I'm just a cheap bastard and I don't want to spend the money yet. This is an old beater truck. If you have a helper, start by having her take her shirt off so it won't get dirty. Note: not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same.
Here's what mine looked like after the final flushing. Save me a ton of cash from the dealer for the maintenance come spring time. I need to change the fluid in my 4 speed manual transmission - 1983 C20 regular cab long bed Chevy. Let's turn our attention to the pan. It would be best if you could find a tall, clear, 2-3 gallon container. The Corvette is a rear-wheel drive vehicle and, therefore, has the transmission attached to the rear of the engine, rather than to one side as is the case with front-wheel drive vehicles.
Disconnect the line as mentioned in previous posts, have your helper start the truck when you're ready, and just slowly add fresh fluid through the fill as the transmission pumps it out, being careful not to dump it in faster than it's being pumped out. Performance Algorithm Braking Performance Algorithm Shifting is available on some applications. I've posted about this dilemma before but am paralyzed by fear and indecision. You'll see the seal that matches the one in the kit. If searching for a used truck powered by the 6. I don't like the way she shifts and I want to get the most bang out of my day.
I guess I could add to what Atomic posted. Some folks use a pry bar to move the shift linkage out of the way to drop the pan, but I chose to remove the rear screw and loosen the front screw on the bracket so I wouldn't damage anything. This makes a total capacity of 14 to 15 quarts of fluid for a complete flush. This allows the transmission to be tailored for optimal fuel economy while delivering excellent acceleration traits. Fluid will start pumping out the tube into the bucket. Have a shop towel handy.
Take off the return trans cooler line that goes to the radiator. At least I think it is a 4 speed - it has L -1-2-3 and reverse on the shift knob. Do the newer ones have a deeper pan? It's located on the passenger side. If it is a 4-wheel drive then it will be bolted in the transfer case tail shaft housing were the rear drive shaft goes into the transfer case. It would be best if you could find a tall, clear, 2-3 gallon container. 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? It will rest on the exhaust Y-pipe. You will easily see that the components necessary to convert a 2wd to 4wd are many.
Just don't get the one that looks similar from Home Depot. Back to the flush procedure. It's a kit that comes with the filter, gasket and seal. I gets you 3 qts more capacity, some added cooling and - the best part - a drain plug for future fluid swaps. I always recommend a complete fluid change-out.
Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy. Hopefully I'll be doing a hydroboost swap tomorrow waiting on Fedex. Be careful when you lower the pan, there will still be a little fluid left in there. Are you referring to the trans. Note: all capacities are approximate. It will be much less messy.
When hot, check and fill to line on dipstick. Next, replace the rear Torx screw on the shift linkage bracket and tighten the front one. Driver Shift Control Driver Shift Control allows the driver to shift the transmission like a clutchless manual gearbox. Once you've done that, you can begin loosening bolts on the pan. Remember, you are checking the level cold. Here's what the filter seal looked like once I got it out. By the way, the tranny pan is flat so I doubt its a deep one.