The easiest type of technical maintenance is changing engine oil, axles oil, manual and automatic transmission oil. Well I had 12 quarts into it and it still wasn't to the overflow point. If you want to use a synthetic RedLine, AmsOil, etc. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. I know it seems complicated but it isn't as bad as it sounds. This is how you have to fill the transmission fluid as well. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used.
The dipstck was done away with probabl … y in order to get more business for service centers. The filler cap is a red cap located on the drivers side of the transmission between the air filter box and exhaust crossover pipe, almos … t under the crossover pipe. I've posted about this dilemma before but am paralyzed by fear and indecision. Note: not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If you're not sure, ask your dealer. The check bolt must be removed and the level checked in this manner.
The plug faces the passenger tire. I though I might do a write up since I haven't seen a how to with pics. Any opinions on the wally world Dex6? Don't have one then get one. To replace it, remove the wire plug and the 8mm bolt holding it to the timing cover. Use the First In Synthetic Motor Oil's. Here's what the filter seal looked like once I got it out.
Once it broke loose, it was easy to finish removing with my hand. Snug up the bolt and replace the wire connector. Denaliano said anyone could borrow his reverse pliers to get this thing out nice to know that now. The thinner fluid also moves, climbs and pumps easier, possibly saving on fuel consumption in the overall design. The only warning you will get is there will be no cold air. It's what's sloshing in mine at the moment though it does not require it. Although the car is not level, if you have fluid at normal operation temperature, the expansion of the fluid will compensate for the overfill due to the rear of the car being lower than the front.
There is no dipstick on the Malibu transmission. Pry the sides with a screw driver where the black plastic part is screwed to the liftgate 3. Bleed 1 pint out of each wheel using the standard bleeding procedure. With bolts loosened, remove the pan bolts at the pan corner and back the rest partially out so that the corner is low and the fluid drains into the catch pan. Especially if it was dirty. Note: all capacities are approximate. Transmission fluid is to be checked on a warm engine, idling in park.
Once you've done that, you can begin loosening bolts on the pan. Back to the flush procedure. I added pictures and video beware, they're big. The shift linkage is located on the driver's side of the trans. I guess that must account for the difference. Most transmissions fluid is added the same place you pull the check stick.
You can remove the bell housing, transmission, and transfer case if applicable as a single unit if you have an adequate transmission jack to do it. I chose to replace it. When putting it back in make sure you punch it in well. You will have to remove the lower steering column cover and then remove the two screws that secure the top cover in place. With the car running and raised, slightly loosen the plug.
The tubing I got was ten foot in length. It takes about ten minutes to check them all. The 2000 Chevrolet Blazer with the 4L60E Hydramatic if leaking is indicative of a hard and or soft part failures. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Blazer, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. However, very little fluid will drip. I'm going to skip the filter swap this time 43k and go ahead and swap it at 75k. Just change the fluid, replace the filter and tell them that you don't want to rebuild the transmission right now.
Many of the newer automatic transmissions do not have a dipstick or a way for you to easily add fluid. It's been 30,000 to 90,000 miles and 3 to 5 years. 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. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in user manual for your Chevrolet Blazer 1998. I'm having a hard time justifying a trip to the dealer for overpriced tranny fluid.