If you do a lot of towing or hauling with your Silverado, Chevy recommends that you change the automatic transmission fluid every 15,000 miles. Like you know, you can do almost anything mechanical with basic skills, time, and patience. I would like to complete the 4 run grand slam. When I went to pick it up, no work had been performed. I am courteous with my responses, I see no reason why someone else shouldn't be.
So here's the deal everyone. Haynes manual calls for 5 qts after dropping the pan. My plow truck has 160,000 on it, and I do that before every winter, and never one problem. This is typically followed with a loud clunk after the few second delay. Gonna do the front and rear diffs and transfer case next week.
If you are unable to diagnose the problem, you will need to have it looked at by a certified automotive repair technician. The seal where the filter tube goes in has to be tight and not damaged and filter should snap in place or else it can suck in air. Evacuating your engine oil and not changing the filter would be about the same thing. I am simply trying to be more diligent about my automotive maintenance and tackle the things I can myself. Which of course necessitates more often change intervals.
Glad I'm not the only one experiencing this. As I said about 100 times in that thread, I was recalling a specific instance with my Impala. They even drove me back to work. The internal filter has enough capacity to last the life of the trans while filtering out the larger micron debris. 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. I know I have talked to other owners of Silverados and they say the same thing. I don't think the oil is pressurized any more than normal operation.
You can contact z15 mike for information on replacing all or some of the fluid. By troubleshooting the transmission yourself, you may find that the problem can be fixed by yourself and could save you a lot of money in mechanics fees. My major complaint that pisses me off the most is. I've moved on from that discussion, and figure that I just need to ignore those types of responses, rather than engage in an argument where I was well aware I was outmatched. When they hook your trans lines up to the machine and replace the fluid they aren't flushing it. I am not a Tech and do not claim to be. So lets see how much they rape me on this repair bill.
Thanks, Matt If you do a search here you'll find a rather long thread from last year discussing this very subject. If my how to gets approved, I will post a link to it in this thread. Make sure that you do not scratch these surfaces, as will happen with a screw driver or a putty knife that has a rough edge on it. I got a tranny service done Aamco about 4 months ago, and no problems About how much did they charge? The capacity of the trans is 23 or 24 quarts. 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.
According to Chevy maintenance guidelines, you should change the automatic transmission fluid in your Silverado every 30,000 miles if you use it under normal operating conditions. You'll have changd 5-6 out of the 12 quarts in the system. Remove 4 to 6 bolts from the pan on a convenient side to catch the fluid. Most vehicles do not have drain plugs. The pan will not come down as the shift link bracket interferes. Thus far, my test drives have been less than 5 miles, but I am looking at a 60 mile round trip commute tomorrow to pick up some furniture.
All posts in here are put up for all to read and gain information on how to do something to their silverado or sierra. Hot would've been even worse. My only reason for fighting the point was due to the crude nature of the response I received and being a text based message, perhaps I read a certain tone that didn't exist, but I don't think that was the case. There are definitely jobs that I leave to my mechanic, but I look them up, research them, and see if they fall outside of my ability. There are specific 'line wrenches' for this kind of job. 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. It cannot be flushed clean.