This truck has had a very easy life with no hauling. Hopefully I'll be doing a hydroboost swap tomorrow waiting on Fedex. Although I've never had a problem. Most vehicles do not have drain plugs. Remove all of the transmission pan's bolts with the wench and then pry it off of the truck using a large flat screwdriver. They are all a little bit different, but the procedure is the same when you want to change the transmission fluid and filter.
Just my 2 bits worth. When I had the 01 pickup done, they said if I dont do it at 50,000 but wait until 100,000 miles that I shouldn't even do it, because it would cause more harm than good. Dry the surfaces with compressed air. I do need to get a drain hose though. Next, clean the transmission pan and especially the magnet in the bottom of it. This practice can stir up alot of debris especially in a previously neglected trans that wouldn't ordinarily create a problem.
Now start at the back of the pan and remove all the bolts along that edge. So, the best way to keep a smooth transmission shifting and ensure the long life of your Chevy Silverado is to conduct factory maintenance on the given schedule of your car dealer. Once they are all in, tighten them down fully with the socket set, moving in a crossing pattern as you go from bolt to bolt i. You can then maneuver the pan to drain a little more into the drain pan before attempting to remove it completely. If my how to gets approved, I will post a link to it in this thread.
Unbolt and remove the heat shield on the transmission's right side using your wrench and then disconnect and unbolt the shift link cable from the left side. Thanks for the great write-up. Now we'll have the truck running and check the oil. Good thing, there are many simple steps you can do to solve this underlying problem without seeking help from professionals. If the transmission fluid level on your Silverado 1500 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. Some just inspect it and leave it alone if it looks good.
Please feel free to call us toll free 888-844-3393. Take it for a test drive making sure you get it through all the 6 forward gears as well as reverse and make sure it is working correctly. What does the previous job have to do with any of this? Install the new filter by pushing it up into the hole the old one came out of. I get them as tight as I can with a wrench and that's usually a pretty good setting. I know on my 2002 powerstroke when I drain the pan I get about 7 quarts of oil. You've got to be careful not to scratch the aluminum on the transmission. You can see I've cleaned my pan quite a bit.
Be careful not to damage the gasket, it is reusable and should fall right off. Now for reinstalling just reverse order. Because of the big leak, will my transmission be damaged? Make sure you will not overfill it. It may take less, but you want to be sure all the old fluid has been flushed out and you've got enough to top it off. Tighten the bolts to 35 foot-pounds of torque with the torque wrench. You've come to the right place to get affordable quality Automatic Transmission Filters for your Chevy Silverado 1500.
Set the oil pan in place along with a new oil pan gasket under the transmission. Make sure that you do not scratch these surfaces, as will happen with a screw driver or a putty knife that has a rough edge on it. Place a drain pan underneath the transmission fluid pan and check to see if the pan has a drain plug. You should get at least 2-3 quarts out by doing this. Then quick place your finger over that end and stick it into the drain pan and let it flow until it stops.
Be careful not to overfill the transmission when you put transmission fluid in it, as it may cause damage. Save money by learning how to replace the filter. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done and money saved. I eventually loosened the mount and jacked up the transmission enough to remove the pan. The fluid is red, and appears to be okay.
However, I'm afraid to do it on mine. Think of it like getting a blood transfusion from somebody sicker than you are with a community needle. Discard the razor blades immediately into a trash can upon completion of cleaning the transmission and pan mounting surfaces. Make sure all of the bolt holes on the gasket align with the holes on the pan. And your partially correct on the Allison filters. Remove the bottom pan from the transmission to drain the transmission fluid out of your Chevrolet pick up trucks transmission, clean the pan out carefully, replace the transmission filter, Install the new gasket, and both the transmission pan back in place. A new filter and all new fluid in the transmission and torque converter is a good thing.
Its part of life when this happens. I used a little teflon tape for good measure. Add transmission fluid as needed until the transmission is full. I do my Suburban with a 4L60E transmission every 12,000 miles I still own the machine , and I bought it with almost 90,000 on the odo. So far, no comments on this thread address the problem of dropping the trans pan on a 2000 Silverado 4x4. This is a flexible joint and will allow the pipe to be pulled down. Excessive in town driving, short trips, hauling loads, pulling trailers, or anything that we buy trucks for other than commuting.