The neck is a little longer on the aftermarket Duralast made by Champion labs , but it still fits. The fluid is so clean that I can't even see it on the dipstick. Thank goodness the old seal looks like it's brand new, so I'll reuse it, and thank goodness I didn't drive much before I figured this out. This link also has a vintage vehicle lookup, along with a power sports oil and filter guide. It will be much less messy.
Especially if it was dirty. I could get the bolts off with a wrench without moving the crossmember. How should I got about this. Other than a little smoking due to fluid spillage, all went well. Also, the truck does take the shallow pan filter. This goes in the tcase too.
I've posted about this dilemma before but am paralyzed by fear and indecision. After an hour of tightening these bolts, I realized I was singing the wrong tune man. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies. Here's what the filter seal looked like once I got it out. Replace the remaining bolts and get them finger tight. I did see where PepBoys had it as well.
When I installed the new filter, I just pushed it up into where it goes and somehow got it to stay, assuming the new filter came with a seal on it, which it didn't. It is completely safe and easy to do. How did you manage to deal with the crossmember? This procedure with allow you to flush all the fluid from the tranny, converter, lines, cooler, etc. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. Chevrolet has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. I plan on replacing the shocks and all fluids.
Normally you add gear lube… There are two different types easy way to tell is to count the number of bolts holding the tranny pan on. They were on sale for crazy cheap. Here's what mine looked like after the final flushing. 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. I managed to complete the service with no hitches after that.
I was able to fold down the back seat and sleep in the back with a sleeping bag. I though I might do a write up since I haven't seen a how to with pics. It's located on the passenger side. Also, you do not have to take the rear axle cover off , as ther is a drain bolt that is flush on the bottom of the axle The answer below is also correct I don't know the capacity, but I know how to tell if it is full. What fluids do you all recommend and roughly what capacity does it take so I buy enough to fill up to all the fill plugs. If you don't wish to, then skip over those steps They'll be in yellow. Next, you'll need a small hose clamp, flare nut wrench and something to catch the fluid in.
The new filter did actually come with a new seal. As I mentioned earlier, you'll want to pump out the first 3-4 quarts to make dropping the pan less messy. With the small amount of room that I had, I fished a 13 or 15mm socket with a bunch of extensions and two universal sockets on a ratchet in order to loosen the rear bolts. Most folks use a hook tool to get it out. 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.
Be careful because there will be some fluid in there. That's the procedure I've wanted to use ever since I found out about it. No matter what I think I'm safe to drain-and-fill, so I'll at least do that. I want to change my fluid and filter as well. Once I got the edge away from the wall, I used needle nose pliers to get it out. Next, attach one end of your clear tubing and use the hose clamp to secure it and to ensure no leaks.
Note: all capacities are approximate. If I just pulled the pan, wouldn't I get fluid all over the driveway? It should be at the right level, but why can't I see the level when it's hot? Note: not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. Save me a ton of cash from the dealer for the maintenance come spring time. Someone do one on a coolant flush so that I'll be motivated for that as well. Part of the crossmember blocks 3 or 4 bolts at the back of the pan, which elicited a good amount of anger from me. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone that needs a heavy duty towing vehicle, I was here looking for the same answer. No idea what the capacity is.