I used to own a quick lube business in town here. Now I planned on changing the filter. My plow truck has 160,000 on it, and I do that before every winter, and never one problem. That's the procedure I've wanted to use ever since I found out about it. Some other that are based on how will you take care of it is; transfer case, fuel injectors, brake lines. Adding engine coolant also known as antifreeze to your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is pretty easy. If not use a small telescoping magnet to remove the C-clips from the axles through the differential window.
And I've done over 200 of them on any possible make or model, with a few exceptions. The capacity of the trans is 23 or 24 quarts. I already know how and have done it on several of my vehicles but for some reason seeing someone else do it always makes me feel like a lazy bastard and gets me motivated. Then ask the parts man if he can tell you what the gear ratio is in your truck. Definally drop pan and filter change, I will last another 50k until need change again , I alway trust vavoline transmission fluid, What your kind dexon fluid is your owner manual say to use? If not you may have to use a long bar or 2x4 to wedge and pry the differential out.
Add 3-4 quarts of new fluid in the trans dipstick tube to the full line on the dipstick and repeat. What is a power flush? 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. You'll need to pick up a fitting for the radiator and some clear tubing. If the cap is crusty replace it, I also recommend removing the overflow and washing it out if needed. Total mileage on trans is 188,000. The first is in the engine compartment just behind the oil level dip stiick , a standard stick which is checked with the engine running and in park. Common would be the switch it self, if the switch is good.
Remove the old gasket and clean the pan and magnet. The pan must still be dropped and the filter must be changed during this process. Heat will expand the fluids, that's why there is a certain fill point. Torque them to 97 in-lbs. You'll do this a total of 3 times. However, very little fluid will drip.
No matter what I think I'm safe to drain-and-fill, so I'll at least do that. The two Torx screws are on the top looking at it from the ground towards the rear of the trans. The second and more critical check due to problems with the porosity of the rear transfer housing, is under the truck at the rear section of the transmission the front drive transfer housing. A big thanks goes out to Butch at dt. It's a kit that comes with the filter, gasket and seal.
Jan 03, 2010 Best way is to buy a flush kit. Turn off the hose, put the cap on the flush port you installed. I do my own stuff, so it'll either be a pan drop and filter or a handy man's exchange as described earlier. I know on my 2002 powerstroke when I drain the pan I get about 7 quarts of oil. This will flush your engine adequately, why waste money on distilled water, save that for topping off your battery. As I mentioned earlier, you'll want to pump out the first 3-4 quarts to make dropping the pan less messy.
If you don't drop the pan for clean-out, and replace the filter. Next, you'll need a small hose clamp, flare nut wrench and something to catch the fluid in. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. I changed that once, when I got the truck, about 20,000 miles ago. Next, attach one end of your clear tubing and use the hose clamp to secure it and to ensure no leaks. I've posted about this dilemma before but am paralyzed by fear and indecision.
Be careful because there will be some fluid in there. You should be good to go. This is not a back-flush and will not dislodge any particles in the tranny. The problems that can stem from a power flush is that the fluid is pumped backward through the hydraulic systems and valves. The owners manual says 3. It is protecting an E-clip Do Not Remove.