Be careful because there will be some fluid in there. Gear shift indicator problems can be determined simply by moving the gears into their designated position. Turn the knob on the volt meter to the ohms setting, so resistance can be measured. Hopefully I'll be doing a hydroboost swap tomorrow waiting on Fedex. I'm not sure which Dexron to use on my dad's 2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Long Bed 4x2.
They are all a little bit different, but the procedure is the same when you want to change the transmission fluid and filter. My truck and I are in New Zealand by the way. It will rest on the exhaust Y-pipe. Remove the oil pan bolts. Pull the pan away from the bottom of the transmission, revealing the transmission shift solenoid. Once removed, put in your brass fitting.
Remove the oil pan drain plug. It is an evolution of the , originally produced in 1982. First the case doesn't have the bosses for the neutral safety switch which is on the drivers side of the case. If you're not sure, ask your dealer. Remove the Transmission dipstick, wipe clean, and reinsert. Some have done it without removing it, but I couldn't tell you how. Back to the flush procedure.
Check the transmission fluid level. I can't fit a Whipple blower kit for a start! The two Torx screws are on the top looking at it from the ground towards the rear of the trans. However, very little fluid will drip. Determine if the reading is between 12 and 25. Some other that are based on how will you take care of it is; transfer case, fuel injectors, brake lines. Clean the transmission case and the oil pan gasket surfaces with solvent.
Install the oil pan to the transmission with seventeen bolts. It is illegal to exceed either of these weights. Turn ignition on with engine off. Turn the knob on the volt meter to the ohms setting, so resistance can be measured. Second the solenoids inside the transmission are different for 1997 and 1993. When started up cold it will shift normal for a very short time. Now use a wrench to loosen the fitting.
A half a quart can make a big difference in fluid level so start small. I do need to get a drain hose though. Remove the oil pan drain plug. Do you know how to read the codes? They should be able to decipher the problem. So to help with the fluid in the tranny pan, you can go ahead and pump out the fluid down there. The shift linkage is located on the driver's side of the trans.
Did it all start at the same time? I run a big fleet of vehicles and earthmovers and I've been a diesel mechanic for 35 years. Immediately pull it out again and check the fluid level. If you are talking about pulling a holiday trailer … a few times a year, you can exceed this as long as you meet some requirements. It is protecting an E-clip Do Not Remove. Reattach the plug to the shift solenoid and pull the second plug attached to the solenoid. I added pictures and video beware, they're big. This is not a back-flush and will not dislodge any particles in the tranny.
The transfer case is located under the truck right under the cab. An automatic transmission is more complicated, it has a torque converter, pumps, numerous valves a … nd some are electronic. What a cool and capable truck eh? It's located on the passenger side. Check all the gear shift cable connections to ensure they are all tight and are not missing. The syptoms you are describing can be caused by low fluid, low fluid pressure, worn-out clutches, malfunctioning shift control solenoids, or even a defective ignition switch not supplying the correct voltage to the transmission.