The new filter did actually come with a new seal. Part of the crossmember blocks 3 or 4 bolts at the back of the pan, which elicited a good amount of anger from me. The front of the transmission will now be supported by the splined input shaft and mounts, so do not allow the rear of the transmission to drop in the following steps, or this could damage the shaft, seals, or torque converter assembly. Obviously, be sure you've got a catch pan for any residual fluid. Im changing mine over to Amsoil but I have access to a lift.
I chose to replace it. Since the old seal was in fine shape, I pushed that one back in, which actually fit nice and snug. I need to know how to add tranny fluid to a 98 chevy silverado. I also need to know how to change it again, once I have it back home filter, getting the fluid out, etc. You may have to twist it a little.
It should be at the right level, but why can't I see the level when it's hot? The seal was actually stuck on the old filter, which I quickly tossed aside and forgot about until today. After that, they came out like a dream. Thank goodness the old seal looks like it's brand new, so I'll reuse it, and thank goodness I didn't drive much before I figured this out. Next, you'll need a small hose clamp, flare nut wrench and something to catch the fluid in. But I'm broke enough not to pay someone else to do it. Be careful when you lower the pan, there will still be a little fluid left in there.
One lesson I've learned is don't replace that seal that goes up into the transmission that the filter pushes into unless it's physically damaged. Troubleshooting the transmission in your Chevy Silverado may seem like a daunting task to someone who has never done it before, but there a several common things you can check for before you need to take the vehicle to a mechanic. Then again if it is somehow damaged, I'll have to run back to Autozone. It will rest on the exhaust Y-pipe. This is a step by step guide on how to remove and install a transmission in a 1998 Chevy truck Remove the starter from the engine and remove the bolts attaching the transmission bell housing to the engine block. Some just inspect it and leave it alone if it looks good. Once removed, look at the hole that the tube on the filter came from.
I read somewhere that you have to loosen the entire crossmember and place a jack somewhere under the transmission to get it off. I was able to loosen the pump and just dumped out the old fluid and. To place the new seal, coat it in trans fluid and use a socket of the same diameter on an extension to give you something to hold onto and tap it into place. I picked up a 5 gal bucket and lid from Home Depot. Add 3-4 quarts of new fluid in the trans dipstick tube to the full line on the dipstick and repeat. How did you manage to deal with the crossmember? The dip stick says there is noth in it, but I cant find a place to pour more fluid in. It may take less, but you want to be sure all the old fluid has been flushed out and you've got enough to top it off.
As I mentioned earlier, you'll want to pump out the first 3-4 quarts to make dropping the pan less messy. The engine in your 1993 Chevrolet K1500 should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. As a matter of fact, I think that can be a project for today. If it's alot, you may need to use the whole other gallon, but I doubt it will be that much. Most two-wheel drive cars and trucks only have one connection. Any help you can provide would be great. Total mileage on trans is 188,000.
The transplate had a bolt sticking down into the xmember. It may sound difficult, but once you get the fitting made, you can do a complete flush in less than an hour for only the cost of the fluid. I did see where PepBoys had it as well. The meat and potatoes of this procedure was taken from here. Time to drop the pan again tomorrow and rectify the situation.
Most folks use a hook tool to get it out. Mike I'm not so much a smart guy as a guy smart enough to know how to find out. I though I might do a write up since I haven't seen a how to with pics. It should look like this. If the transmission fluid level in your K1500 is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Wouldn't want to bend something in the front. Also, the truck does take the shallow pan filter.
Pull straight down on the filter. I assumed when I had bubbles in the fluid that I had overfilled the fluid, but 4 quarts went out, and 4 went in, so it's definitely the lack of an installed seal causing the airation. I'm sure every car is different. I don't remember when I last changed mine. I assumed when I had bubbles in the fluid that I had overfilled the fluid, but 4 quarts went out, and 4 went in, so it's definitely the lack of an installed seal causing the airation.