My extended warranty Endurance, is a big joke and they don't want to cover the repair. I do not remember for sure, but I do not think you have room in there for a torx srewdriver. Pull straight down on the filter. Put a rag or something to catch fluid if it happens to spurt out of the open radiator connector flows from bottom to top. Is there an easier way to get to these? But says up to 3 quarts? As I mentioned earlier, you'll want to pump out the first 3-4 quarts to make dropping the pan less messy. Have a shop towel handy.
I also made sure that I used one hand near the head of the ratchet pushing the opposite direction to help hold the bit straight up and down while torquing it loose. If it see's nothing but hard use all year round. Just worried that as I slip the trans pan out because its so tight I f-up something I can't see inside. Not changing your fluid in the trans is foolish. My dads 02 has 130k on it and he had his trans flushed at 100k and about 1-2k later it died.
Remove the old gasket and clean the pan and magnet. I know thats a lot of silly question marks there lol. I was very surprised how worn the gear oil looked. On a truck that see's a fair amount of plowing or towing, change it every 25,000 mi or 1000 hours Don't forget, Silverados have an hour meter. If so, don't bother removing and replacing it unless you have the proper seal puller. I've posted about this dilemma before but am paralyzed by fear and indecision.
Let's begin with the supplies. My dads 02 has 130k on it and he had his trans flushed at 100k and about 1-2k later it died. I'm not sure exactly what the insides look like and I felt if I tried to force it out I'd be doing more damage to something else. Once you have the old fluid out, my recommendation is to add a tranny cooler and drain plug for making the job so much easier the next time. I'm guessing the step in the pan had pressed up against the filter and I was stuck between that and the crossmember of the exhaust. Thanks for the diagram May03lt, but step 14 is what is giving me the most trouble.
Kind of a dark purple. Now use a wrench to loosen the fitting. Amsoil's website offers step by step instructions as to how to do this and it is very easy. When you flush, you loosen up debris in the valve body and crap gets stuck in the check valves. Maybe I need to remove the transmission mount from the support crossmember, remove the crossmember entirely and then take the pan out towards the back? Here's what the original fluid looked like.
I'm going to have to find lots of cardboard and rags for this one I bet! I've got a couple bolts partially threaded holding the pan in while i figure this out. Try to answer the question further, the pan seems to clear the bracket. Place the new gasket onto the transmission pan, then mount the pan back in place. Say for some reason I had the shallow pan, would it be worth it to get the deep pan along with the filter? I did not have the proper tool and even if I did I'm not sure I could get to these fasteners. It contains a paper filter media similar to an engine oil filter and it cannot be flushed.
Locate and remove the upper transmission line from the radiator. Remember to set the emergency brake. Just worried that the bracket out of the way won't matter because of the exhaust crossmember. It should look like this. If the transmission fluid level on your Suburban 1500 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube.
It does not matter which one first. Seems counter intuitive but lately I'm thinking the engineers minds where working in reverse when they made this thing lol. I'm changing all the fluids of my truck because I don't know in what conditions the previos owner drove the truck and I don't have the service record. As the speed of the vehicle changes, the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban transmission slips between different gears depending upon the needs of the car. Of course thats o'riellys price on single quart atf, maybe I can get it cheaper elsewhere in bulk quantity? Here's a shot of mine after removal. Full of fluid, still red in color but a little darker grungier than I would like. When you flush, you loosen up debris in the valve body and crap gets stuck in the check valves.
This is not a back-flush and will not dislodge any particles in the tranny. The recommendation to drill a hole and install a plug is a good one. Here is a link to the procedure for using the tranny Gerotor pump to clean out the old fluid. Would it be possible to remove the fluid from the trans if vacuum is applied to the cooler line since I have a fluid evacuator already? The propeller shaft is what transmits the power from the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban transmission to the rest of the car or truck. Teck reports That say in hot weather it is recommended and okay to use 10W30 weight oil. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present. Especially if it was dirty.