Welcome to your best source of information for automotive and light truck oil and fluid capacities. I did drop the pan and change the filter and seal. If that does not stop the leak you will have to live with it or have the seals replace by a professional. We have already seen what using the wrong fluid will do to the transmission. I drove it a few minutes, still high.
Hold the pan up with one hand once the bolts are loose. To place the new seal, coat it in trans fluid and use a socket of the same diameter on an extension to give you something to hold onto and tap it into place. When I did the fluid change's on the F250's, I had purchased the tranny fluid in the big jug which is a gallon I think. Therefor I know I can do it I'm just doing research tryin to find out the pieces I don't already know. Add 3-4 quarts of new fluid in the trans dipstick tube to the full line on the dipstick and repeat.
It is completely safe and easy to do. Some have done it without removing it, but I couldn't tell you how. Start the vehicle and let it run for at least a minute. Place the O-ring on the filter suction side and be sure it is sitting firmly before attaching the filter. Check your owners manual or call the dealer.
You can share this information with your friends. If there are any metal shavings in the pan, you'll have to clean those out, too. Be careful because there will be some fluid in there. Here's a shot of mine after removal. It is very importantt not to mix the fluids, know which one you need.
Place the gasket on the transmission pan. You have a container large enough to hold the fluid in the torque converter. Transmission problem 1992 Chevy Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic I have a 1992 k1500 it had a 5spd in it and it was bad. I gets you 3 qts more capacity, some added cooling and - the best part - a drain plug for future fluid swaps. Take off the return trans cooler line that goes to the radiator. Pour fluid in as needed by the half quart.
The filter is located in the transmission housing. The hotter one is the return line from the trans to the radiator. This procedure with allow you to flush all the fluid from the tranny, converter, lines, cooler, etc. On a overhaul the amount is 7. Locate and unscrew all of the bolts positioned around the drain pan. Total mileage on trans is 188,000. I've posted about this dilemma before but am paralyzed by fear and indecision.
Here is how to change the transmission fluid and filter on a Chevrolet pick up truck. And Lt blue to brake switch. Simply click on the button below, and then follow the directions to prepare a complete and printable list of filters and fluid capacities for your vehicle. Once removed, look at the hole that the tube on the filter came from. I gets you 3 qts more capacity, some added cooling and - the best part - a drain plug for future fluid swaps.
Filling the Fluid Open the hood to access the engine compartment. Remove the bolt, slide the clip towards the passenger side, pull the gear up and out with the cable attached. The pan and the fluid that drains when you pull the plug or remove it hold 7 to 8 quarts of fluid. It has been doing allot of sitting around which may have cased the seals to harden. Torque them to 97 in-lbs. Make sure to add enough extra oil to fill the auxiliary oil filter system.