Tighten each of the bolts a little at a time with a torque wrench if possible until they are all at 97 inch-pounds. This is a follow up to my previous complaint. The other… yes and no yes in that it can be made to fit no in that a Chevy transmission has a different bolt pattern than Oldsmobile's, Buick's, and Pontiac's. Limit two rebates per customer. 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. Pry the seal out of its mounting hole in the transmission using a special removal tool.
Installation Clean off the transmission's gasket surface using lacquer thinner or acetone. 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. Tighten each bolt a little bit at a time, working around the pan's circumference. Remove the oil pan and gasket from the car. Run the engine at fast idle with the truck in Park and the parking brake on. Lower the oil pan carefully to a level position over the catch pan and tilt the pan to finish draining the remaining oil. Install the new transmission gasket onto the transmission pan.
Scrape the gasket mounting surface on the transmission pan clean as well, using a second razor blade. Careful not to scar any of the surfaces while you do this. A clogged transmission filter might cause rattling noises, transmission fluid leaks, a burning smell or smoke, or even an eventual loss of shifting. Start the engine and shift the transmission through all the gears and back to Park. Install the plug back into the pan once most of the fluid has drained. A new filter will keep the oil flowing at the right pressure and free of contaminants that accelerate wear and cause internal damage. Your Chevy Silverado pulls its weight and whatever else you throw at it, no matter how tough the situation.
Connect the transmission pan to the truck with a new gasket placed on the inner flange. Insert the new filter by pushing it firmly into place. Do not tighten or torque any transmission pan bolts down until all of the bolts have been started into the transmission. My Tahoe has a deep pan which required a different filter. Raise the pan straight up to install it onto the bottom of the transmission. All rebate checks will be paid in U.
Each time i changed it i could tell a big difference. The extension will give you greater reach and leverage during this portion of the project. Do not use adhesives, cements or sealants on the gasket. Place the transmission pan back against the bottom of the transmission and thread in all the bolts by hand, making sure not to cross thread any of them. Note that this only applies to a truck with an automatic transmission, as a manual transmission does not use a fluid filter. Lower the vehicle off the jack stands.
Use a funnel to aid in pouring the fluid. Also, I reused the old filter seal as access to the old seal might have involved removing some of the transmission components. That will keep the engine speed up a little, but…. Clean the oil pan thoroughly using solvent and a clean, lint-free towel. Place a 2-gallon or larger capacity drain pan beneath the rear portion of the transmission pan.
Reinstall the shift-link cable and the heat shield. Transmission filter kits from O'Reilly Auto Parts contain everything you need--including the filter, O-rings, and transmission pan gasket--to complete your repair. There is still some fluid trapped in the pan. Raise the vehicle with ramps or a floor jack. Place your oil-drain pan under the transmission pan so it is directly underneath the drain plug. Let the truck idle a few minutes more and add extra fluid to the proper mark if needed. A two hour job turned into 8 hours plus 4 trips to a parts store for tools and parts.
Support it securely with jack stands. However you can change the motor mounts and there are companies that make adapters to use a Chevy transmission with a Oldsmobile, Buick, or Pontiac engine. Put the fluid funnel into the transmission dipstick and fill the transmission with the recommend amount and type of transmission fluid. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-858-7269. Oh, now that you taken to someone else we feel it is our right to deny you any further help, but we were going help you all along but didn't feel the need to tell you til now. All-in-all, I should have taken it in to a shop but I wanted to see first hand what was in the pan.
I would love to add this patch to my jacket of accomplishments. Dry off the pan with compressed air, as a towel can leave fibers that will contaminate the fluid. Highly recommend the use of… Most auto manufacturers do not put a drain plug in their auto transmissions. Remove the front bolts last. You do not need to get all of the fluid. Most people don't bother, they just take it to a transmission shop.
Remove all of the transmission pan's bolts with the wench and then pry it off of the truck using a large flat screwdriver. Evenly tighten all 20… Many transmissions have fluids that are cooled using the same process that your engine fluids use - the radiator system. Start the Blazer and check the fluid level on the dipstick. Lower the Blazer to the ground. First reuse the one already installed unless it is torn. Let the truck idle a few minutes more and add extra fluid to the proper mark if needed.