I went synthetic on the new fluid along with transfer case and diff. It did appear the truck was used for some towing duties it certainly has all the right options. Pull the old filter out and pop the new one in. Place the pan on a clean surface. I don't think this is on accident. Got any input or information on that???? It was as red as the day it was put in. It is a chemical cocktail you don't want to slip up; otherwise, your entire driving experience will get ruined.
Recognizing these warning signs could eliminate major service later. If you change your oil this way it should always remain clean and red in color. You just turned 70,000 miles, and the transmission fluid is not giving any signs of scorched material and still looks healthy. That seemed awfully high to me. If they use a machine that just pushes the old fluid out with the new fluid Your good. Securing the bolts Finger tighten the bolts to eighty pounds, then one-hundred twenty pounds when running in a cross sequence.
I've read bad things about a flush, but wouldn't hesitate to do an exchange. I still haven't located it. Park on an even surface, switch the engine off and engage parking brake. If you want to get cute and swap it all out you can disconnect the upper rad line and screw in a trans cooler fitting air fitting with a barb and put some hose on it. It will not wash out or flush out. If the fluid smells burnt or is a brownish type color than you may need to change more than just the 5 quarts right away. Check the fluid level You are now ready to check the level of fluid on the dipstick.
Many recommend changing the transmission fluid every 30,000 miles and even more frequently especially if you have done plenty of towing. We took it to our favorite trans shop that we really trust. Common Symptoms of a Failing Transmission Fluid When to Change Transmission Fluid For instance, your manual tells that you need to change the transmission fluid of your Chevy Silverado at 100,000 miles. I put a rubber hose on the return line and put it into a bucket to drain while I started my truck. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. This is also a sign that there may be other internal problems in the transmission.
We took it to our favorite trans shop that we really trust. Generally, the public is unaware that it is illegal for a vehicle manufacturer to tie the warranty of its product to the use of the manufacturers own brand of lubricant. By changing the transmission fluid of your Chevy Silverado 1500 at least once a year, major issues will be prevented on the road while keeping your engine and transmission functioning properly for the coming years. Run synthetic oil and change it frequently. Only drawback is that you will never know what actually happened.
The manual says 100k for normal maintenance. Transmission fluid, usually a green or red color to separate it from other car fluids, is used in automatic and manual transmissions. If so, of your car. Now if I had a truck with lots of miles then I would just drop the pan and replace the filter and fluid that was lost and I might even look into getting a pan with a drain so I could drain and fill the trans fluid over a few hundred miles until its completely refreshed. This probably doesn't help much but thats my 2 cents. Local trans shop was unwilling to do it, a big pita was what they said.
Remove old fluid Put a drain pan below the transmission for catching the old fluid. Now that I am married and has one adorable son, I have the time to write and share my personal experiences with other automative enthusiasts like me. Had to be done on the hoist. We took it to our favorite trans shop that we really trust. Its going to the dealer on Sat. Evaluating the overall condition of the transmission by removing the pan should be part of this preventative maintenance also. An automatic transmission, on the other hand, may not require the fluid to change, however, can also need for 30,000 miles.
If it is not on the tube that goes in the trans, you will have to find it in the hole and drag it out. One does a complete flush, uses chemicals to clean, and replaces fluid using an internal high-pressure pump ; while the other simply exchanges new fluid for old fluid and most often uses the vehicles own pump to do this. 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. Also, how reliable is the oil life monitor that gives you % left of oil life? The next dealer agreed with the 2nd. Replaced two evap sensors that caused engine lights to come on and had put one set of brake pads on it. The o-ring is actually a metal ring that has a rubber coating on the inside. Edited April 9, 2016 by elcamino I have a ton of Allison trans in my fleet, for warranty purposes we are required to run a spec synthetic oil or else we loose warranty.
For eight years of its sixteen year life, I hauled two trailer loads of hay every summer. However, I view this as someone telling me it is only necessary to change my underwear about every week or so because they just do not get that dirty. The filter is not changed but is flushed backwards. Without servicing the filter, there is no way to know if the filter is clean of debris or nearing capacity. Your following the manual is correct. I never waste my money flushing the transmission unless the fluid has gone too far and started to turn brown. Just the fluid was changed at 70,000.