How can you tell if your automatic transmission has failed? The fluid gets used hard and it is designed to do the task it needs to. The truck has been good to me other than that. Automatic transmission fluid is the one thing that all of these components need in order to work. Not too shabby for 300,000km. So I tried to take it on the highway and it won't shift out of 2nd gear or 3rd. I have changed the oil Mobil 1 faithfully since the day I picked it up from the dealer. Installation Clean off the transmission's gasket surface using lacquer thinner or acetone.
Since the old seal was in fine shape, I pushed that one back in, which actually fit nice and snug. Clean the underside of the transmission where the pan mates to it with the rags and scraper. Tighten all of the side bolts and front bolts down from the center of each side, then outward. How did you manage to deal with the crossmember? I took it to a friends tranny shop and he reset a code and it shifts great now. My Tahoe has a deep pan which required a different filter.
Now it has 117,000 m and I am starting to lose coolant. Or should i just tell the technician to do it? The transmission fluid drain plug is found under the driver side of the engine and is a female, square bolt you will need to remove. I'm sure every car is different. Thanks again for your advice. So, I am forced to do it myself.
You could probably repair simple things, like front or rear seals or c … hanging the filter and fluid, but anything more complex will require a specialist. One lesson I've learned is don't replace that seal that goes up into the transmission that the filter pushes into unless it's physically damaged. The new filter did actually come with a new seal. You need to change all the fluid which requires a more involved change. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping it didn't go in too easy, but I tried pulling down on it and it seemed to be firmly in there, plus I gave it a few taps with a ball peen hammer and punch to firmly seat it.
Loosen the rear bolts four turns to allow the oil to start draining onto the pan. Set the drain plug aside where it won't get dirty. So I was going down the road and got up to speed and the shifting was significantly delayed. Open the hood of the Blazer and remove the transmission dipstick. Put the fluid funnel into the transmission dipstick and fill the transmission with the recommend amount and type of transmission fluid.
Fixed it myself at 290,000. If it does, use a small chisel or old screwdriver to drive one edge in without damaging the case. I had to remove the drive shaft on my 4-wheel drive and grasped the screw heads using a vise grip. Running a transmission with lots of metal shavings inside of it, is not much different from running it with sand in between the gears. Drain the rest of the transmission fluid from the pan and wipe the pan with a clean rag.
When you get them out, match them with a proper size hex head bolt. It's time to service the transmission, but after all I have read I am nervous about touching it. If you go to get a new filter from Autozone, you can choose between a shallow pan or deep pan filter, so I chose the shallow pan filter. Soak the threads down with penetrating fluid or use an Acetylene torch to heat the nuts up and loosen them up. Let the truck idle a few minutes more and add extra fluid to the proper mark if needed.
Wash the pan and the drain plug thoroughly and allow them to air dry. The o-ring is actually a metal ring that has a rubber coating on the inside. Hypertech pullys and stat Wouldn't go into reverse. The transmission shifting is like butter. I cleaned up the pan and bolt areas with some carb cleaner and a rag before unbolting all the way around, leaving just the four corners until I was ready to start draining the fluid.