Next year I'll have the shop drop the pan and change the filter. Lower the jack and add the new transmission fluid. From all these complaints I did to gm still today they tell me and show me paperwork from gm tech line. The shift lever is locked when the key is in the locked position 2. The filter has fluid in it, so be sure to keep your catch pan in place to keep it from spilling.
Lots of old wives tales out there about flushing and the potential damage done by doing it. Which of course necessitates more often change intervals. Gonna do the front and rear diffs and transfer case next week. Now, I bought the truck used with 39,000 miles on it- the truck was used as a plow truck- I'm not sure how the guy drove it, or if he ever changed the fluid. Replace the clips or bolts where necessary. Is there any truth to that? Have been with gm a few times and they came to the conclusion that they would send a representative to check out the truck.
Even if the fluid evacuation method is desired to remove the used transmission fluid, the pan should be removed also, and an inspection should be made of the pan contents, fluid, and filter to determine the condition of the transmission. No engine malfunction indicators were displayed on the console. Most vehicles do not have drain plugs. So, to change it, or leave it alone? Then, supporting the pan with one hand, use the other to completely remove the last bolt. It was in the shop before for the same exact problem which resulted in 1 of the 3 new transmissions.
What is the part number for the filter? Without servicing the filter, there is no way to know if the filter is clean of debris or nearing capacity. This probably doesn't help much but thats my 2 cents. This is a black rubber seal, accessible now that the filter has been removed. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. He contacted the dealership and manufacturer, but the problem was not covered by the recall. The filters job is to collect and hold contaminants, dirt, metal filings, friction particles, etc. And I have always heard that you shouldn't really change the fluid in them.
Evacuating your engine oil and not changing the filter would be about the same thing. I eventually loosened the mount and jacked up the transmission enough to remove the pan. I always wondered why there's no drain plugs on auto trannys, it would make draining so much easier and less messy! The screens get cleaned via the flush, which is not a power flush so to speak, but rather they use the tranny pump itself to pump in new fluid and a few other things involved in the process that cleans the stuff off the screen. The child stayed in the vehicle and was unhurt. I tried pulling the old one out with a pick and ended up ripping the rubber and bending my pick, thus forcing me to have to remove it.
You can also dispose of your old transmission fluid and filter at almost any auto-parts store for free. Took vehicle to the dealership, and they said it was the transmission. There is still some fluid trapped in the pan. I know this is a lot of questions, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Remember to set the emergency brake.
You will need to drop the pan. If you can help me please. At the time of a fluid evacuation service, there is no way to know the condition of the filter and how clogged it may be. Fortunately, you can change these items yourself. Pull the old filter out and pop the new one in. When the shifter fails the digital gauges fail to illuminate.
Were normal operation of the transmission. You will be crawling underneath the vehicle while it's jacked up, so ensure the jack is seated securely. The filter resides just above the pan and is accessible when the pan is dropped. Recognizing these warning signs could eliminate major service later. The fluid is red, and appears to be okay. While pulling across three lanes of traffic the truck shifted properly and was almost hit by on coming cars. You will need to drop the pan.
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. It will not wash out or flush out. Save money by learning how to replace the filter. Consumer was concerned that this vehicle maybe rear ended. The easiest type of technical maintenance is changing engine oil, axles oil, manual and automatic transmission oil.