Thanks, Matt If you do a search here you'll find a rather long thread from last year discussing this very subject. How can you tell if your automatic transmission has failed? If the fluid doesn't look too good, or you have no idea when it's been changed last, I would change it now. Lower the Blazer to the ground. If you can avoid to cut the line, do so. Basically thinking that there are hundreds of stories out there of people who never service their transmissions, and the minute they do, poop hits the fan.
. Check the owner's manual to confirm the recommended maintenance schedule. Set the drain plug aside where it won't get dirty. I have dropped the pan on every vehicle I have owned at least 3 to 4 times each, I have also done so on some cars my Dad would have for sale on his lot and although I have seen a few that were pretty clean, even the best ones still had residue in the pan and in the filter. The manual is sometimes known as standard. Manual transmissions should last for the life of the car, unless the driver is inexperienced and rides the clutch too much. As for this point, I was aware of that as well.
The 03 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 transmission helps adapt the various levels of power that are coming from the engine so that the car can drive at maximum efficiency. Granted, there is apparently a shift linkage bracket that makes the pan difficult to remove. Place a 2-gallon or larger capacity drain pan beneath the rear portion of the transmission pan. Fill the transmission with oil through the transmission dipstick tube using a funnel. Looking to see if the job would be an easy do it yourself project or if I should let a shop do it? The 03 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 transmission contains the gears to the vehicles as well as the propeller shaft. If you are towing something with your car or carrying a heavy load, you will need more torque. Turn the transmission pan completely over so it drains into the drain pan.
Add transmission fluid as needed until the transmission is full. An 03 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 transmission can be expensive to maintain and if the one in your vehicle fails, it will likely be expensive to replace. If you are worried then I would do a pan gasket and another 5-6 quarts in another year. Back to the point of the thread, I may wind up taking the truck over to a trusted place that does trans fluid flushes dad was in the used car business a while back in the day, and when I paying for oil changes, I mostly used this place. As I said about 100 times in that thread, I was recalling a specific instance with my Impala. My only guess is the new trans fluid filter is not drawing in fluid, but that's all I got.
It is just behind the transmission bell housing. Reason being is there just isn't that much stuff that gets drawn into the filter and you just spend more money. They said they would put 12-16 quarts in I'm assuming this implies a flush and they didn't recommend changing the filter '02 Sierra with 5. It will break down if left unchanged and can really cause problems in a modern electronic transmissions like the 4L80E in your truck mkwl, for example. It transmits power throughout the vehicle, primarily from the engine to the various axles which get the car or truck going. The bracket for it uses two bolts on the pan.
Start up, monitor fluid level 10. If you are not comfortable in doing it yourself, find a good Tech that understands the importance of changing the filter and have him do the job. I am a newb mechanic, and I have mentioned that several times throughout my posts here though maybe not this thread. This is a good time to wipe the lip on the transmission where the pan bolts clean. The 03 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 transmission is called the transmission because that is what its function is. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present.
However, with an 03 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 transmission the car can come to a reasonable stop. And the problem is compounded even more if the pan isn't dropped and the filter changed afterwards. Automatic transmission fluid is the one thing that all of these components need in order to work. Hey guys Sorry to keep ya hanging so long. I first added 4 qts, let the engine run several minutes, checked and the fluid registered low. If the transmission fluid level on your Silverado 1500 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube.
Be very careful when removing the pan, as some fluid will remain. Clean pan and new gasket. No worries, and I'm not dogging on you from the other thread. My question is, should I mess with having the fluid changed and risk stirring up problems or leave it alone and just keep an eye on the level? Like you know, you can do almost anything mechanical with basic skills, time, and patience. Granted, there is apparently a shift linkage bracket that makes the pan difficult to remove.
Thanks When you drop the trans pan and change the filter you only get part of the old fluid. The bell housing is the part of the transmission that flares outward like a bell where it is joined to the engine. Install the new filter in the transmission with a new seal; the seal is often pre-installed on most replacement filters. I did go through the procedure of shifting through all the gears, as that was specified in a few place, and I figure it was a safe bet with the car stopped to get fluid through the gears. How much access did it give ya lowering tranny? I am going to change my underwear every 3 days no matter what they say. Some fluid will remain in the transmission, so add about half of the recommend dry refill amount to start.