Felt holds dirt particles within tiny pores in the felt. So, the best way to keep a smooth transmission shifting and ensure the long life of your Chevy Silverado is to conduct factory maintenance on the given schedule of your car dealer. However, I view this as someone telling me it is only necessary to change my underwear about every week or so because they just do not get that dirty. If the filter is nearing capacity, transmission failure may not be far off. I've never done a power flush before, i've always just dropped the pan and replaced fluid and filter. Hey guys, I have around 65k on my 07 and was going to do a tranmission service at the dealer.
Now if I had a truck with lots of miles then I would just drop the pan and replace the filter and fluid that was lost and I might even look into getting a pan with a drain so I could drain and fill the trans fluid over a few hundred miles until its completely refreshed. Has anyone had any experience with either of these processes or can someone tell me the best method to use? Recognizing these warning signs could eliminate major service later. This is also a sign that there may be other internal problems in the transmission. Doug, If they recommended against changing the filter, you need not return to that shop. If you do it, make sure when you pull the old filter out that the o-ring comes out with the filter. Drain the rest of the transmission fluid from the pan and wipe the pan with a clean rag.
They also charged me for 22qts of fluid, 15 on one part and 7 on another. Let's just say that that metal ring is in there tight and I bent the tool before the ring came flying out with one last desperate yank. I have a 2010 Silverado with 125k on it, last weekend I dropped the transmission pan to change the fluid and filter. Evaluating the overall condition of the transmission by removing the pan should be part of this preventative maintenance also. Remove old fluid Put a drain pan below the transmission for catching the old fluid.
Pull the old filter out and pop the new one in. Run the truck and itll drain that while you chase it with new fluids down the pan tube with a funnel. One of the main issues here is over tightening seals. If you do that, it is a pretty straight operation and can be done by anyone with the right tools and a little knowledge about working on cars. Three-quarters of all transmission filters today are not a simple screen, they are made of felt. It cannot be flushed clean.
Or call a couple of them to see if you get the same answer. I got a tranny service done Aamco about 4 months ago, and no problems About how much did they charge? One of the mechanics was telling me that if we switch it over to Amsoil or anything else for that matter that it will void the warranty. We have tackled how to check the transmission fluid and transmission cooler lines leaking at the radiator. If it ain't yours, don't take it. Also, you may have a different change interval if you're doing towing, off roading, or any other kind of driving that would be stressful to your transmission. Edited April 9, 2016 by elcamino. They said they would put 12-16 quarts in I'm assuming this implies a flush and they didn't recommend changing the filter '02 Sierra with 5.
I'm not sure if it had been changed before I bought it or not. I've heard several stories about full flushes causing issues later from the new detergents washing away varnish that built-up and protected certain areas, and it washing away other sediment which later caused blockages. Just traded in my 2007 Silverado with 140k miles. Allow yourself for a smooth driving experience! Yeah, the fluid is still red, and may be good for a while. Many recommend changing the transmission fluid every 30,000 miles and even more frequently especially if you have done plenty of towing.
Mike, I am sure this is true. One of the mechanics was telling me that if we switch it over to Amsoil or anything else for that matter that it will void the warranty. If so, of your car. Shut the truck off and the problem starts all over again from the beginning. If you can do it this way, there was less than a quart in the pan when I dropped it and it didn't spill at all. On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 2 different trusted brands of Automatic Transmission Fluid products for the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Aluminum filings in the pan or iron filings on the pan magnet are signs of internal wear and may give light to potential problems in the transmission.
Can't remember the name though but it helps shudder and has an additive for seals and trans parts. We only sell parts from trusted brands like so that you can find quality parts you can count on. Otherwise, if it has a fiber gasket, you need to discard it and replace it with a new one. It is a chemical cocktail you don't want to slip up; otherwise, your entire driving experience will get ruined. If you opt for a Do-It-Yourself task, the price will apparently be reduced, or you may not spend any single amount. How Often Do You Need to Replace the Transmission Fluid? However, on your truck, the filter media is made of a paper product very similar to the media in an engine oil filter.
Without servicing the filter, there is no way to know if the filter is clean of debris or nearing capacity. Heres the breakdown Transmission 3693 3yr 100k warranty Core -1000 Fluid 15 qts 75 Clamp?? You don't want to introduce that much highly detergent transmission fluid into the tranny at once. Anyway, the new ring had to be tapped in with a brass rod and a hammer. With today's fluids every 50k is a good rule to follow. . Pan drop and filter change js fine. One of the mechanics was telling me that if we switch it over to Amsoil or anything else for that matter that it will void the warranty.