The cover is normally made of thin metal or aluminum and is held in place by a several 10mm or 12mm bolts. The dipstick tube also called transmission fill tube is normally secured to the transmission or engine with a single nut or bolt. What is a fair price to pay for various transmission repairs? Pinch the black clip where the shift cable passes thru the bracket and pull the shift cable rearward out of the bracket. This situation will create a real mess and can be potentially dangerous. Other stuff, starter, prop shafts, cross-member all came off pretty easy. Remove starter and flywheel shield.
To make this task easier, remove some or all of the spark plugs from the engine. They are under firewall, so cant be reached from above. After this job you should have a lot bigger tool collection! Clean all sealing surfaces on the engine and the oil pan. Got the trans loose even though there were a few bolts that were darn near impossible to reach up near the top and took every extension and several different approaches before I got them off. I'm sure there's something I missed. Therefore, it is crucial that the transmission remain level or slightly titled down in the rear while being lowered to the floor. For most vehicles, the speed sensor is plugged into the transmission or transaxle.
Remove the 6 15mm bolts holding the torque converter cover. Remove the oil pan and the gasket. Disconnect the 3 o2 sensor connectors. Even though the 4L80E is a , it is not designed to last forever. Keeping nuts, bolts, washers, clamps, etc. For example, a 2005 comes with a 6.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009 Hey Phil, I own a 98 silverado and just had to drop the pan this weekend. Try to get the threads to start if you can. Slide the plastic collars back and use a 90 bent pick to unclip the cooler lines from the transmission. Remove the transmission to oil pan bolts. Remove the 4 U-joint bolts that hold the driveshaft to the rear differential. Seth answered 7 years ago start by draining that transmission this will reduce some of the mess, next get a tranny jack or make sure you have a strong friend around and your going to need to get this truck lifted up as high as u can use woob blocks jack stands whatever it takes u want to be able to almost sit indian style under the front of the vehicle now as far as the repair goes my minds a little rusty on this but im sure on the 4x4s god bless you there is a transfer case and im pretty sure it can be removed as one unit attached to the transmission this is why i recomend the jackas it will be very heavy and awkward so remove drive shafts remove starter remove flywheel cover remove your flex plate bolts remove oilfilter i think this applys to your model year not 100% sure o yea dissconnect battery first almost forgot disconnect shift linkage carefull there may be some brittle plastic clips might not hurt to pre order some if your new to this as that stuff is easier to snap together than take apart remember they are ment to go together on and assembly line not come apart in our garages throw away nation im sure there will be some cross members and support beams bolted to the transfer case and transmission remove as well hopefully u can avoid removing the exhaust but u may have to lower it u will prolly be able to determine that once u look underneath the rest im sure u can figure out nuts and bolts but get the truck lifted as high as u can make sure its safe and try to get a tranny jack harbor freight sells them fairly cheap i belive and as alwahs carfull nuclearjohn answered 2 years ago Get a second opinion on your problem, the torque converter doesn't control shifting slippage, that's a function of the bands and clutches and they may be able to be adjusted during a filter replacement.
It's best to get all the containers or baggies labeled before starting the job. Slide the drive shaft backwards and out of the rear of the transmission. This is to allow for the proper measurement of the oil pan tolerance. I hope this was helpful and you were able to get your oil pan off. Using a prybar, turn the flywheel until one of the torque converter bolts is visible.
I can see them from below, but there isnt enough space to fit a spanner. Check fluid level and add fluid as needed. Install the bracket for the starter positive cable and the transmission cooler lines to the side of the oil pan. You may need to remove the engine mounts and jack the engine up to gain clearance use wood blocks to hold the engine up. You can put a large peice of cardboard under the transmission on the floor or on the ground, and run the vehicle for approximatley 20 minutes to warm the tranny. Should help out a lot of people! When working on or around any vehicle injuries can and do occur. Check out the diagrams Below Please let us know what you find.
Now, pull the driveshaft out of the transmission and set aside. Learn the correct procedure for checking transmission fluid level. There are several bolts which slide through the transmission's bell housing into the back of the engine. Just broke a T50 torx in one. Put dielectric grease into the connectors before reconnecting. Remove the following oil pan fasteners: 13. If the front of the transmission is allowed to tilt downward, the converter may slide out of the transmission and fall hard to the floor.
There is probably still fluid in the transfer case so don't tip it up or turn it with the vent tube down until it's over a drain pan. Tip: When pulling the driveshaft out of the transmission, be careful not to allow it to fall hard to the floor. I think I got it now. It would be easier, if the entire car were lifted, level, not angled. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Is there a special tool that I need to have in order to reach them? Should you have any questions or concerns about your Shift Select transmission, our Product Support Team is only a phone call away. NickV, funny you mention the Gearwrench.
Nothing is more frustrating that getting into your car and the gear shifter lever being locked in Park. To remove the top bell housing bolts, if you have not already done so, lower the transmission jack so that the rear of the transmission drops down and away from the undercarriage of the vehicle. Is there three across the top or only two? You can rotate the engine in one of two ways; Use a breaker bar and large socket to rotate the center harmonic balancer bolt on the front of the engine or by leveraging a small pry bar or large screwdriver between the teeth of the flywheel and the bell housing in such a way that allows you to turn the flywheel in either direction. Take those 4 bolts out, as well as the carriers the parts that the bolts are holding. Just wish the shop manual had said so right up front. Blocked the engine up, Jacked up the tranny, and we can not get it to release from the engine.