Help on changing transmission fluid and filter


Old 05-04-04, 01:44 PM
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Help on changing transmission fluid and filter

Okay, I have a 1986 Chevy 1/2 ton C10 pickup. 2WD, 6.2 litre diesel engine, 4 speed automatic transmission: The transmission fluid and filter definitely need to be replaced. I ran it too hard and the fluid smells a little. Anyway, I have dropped the pan and old filter. Is there any other place that I need to drain the fluid from prior to cleaning it up and putting it back together? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-04-04, 02:29 PM
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That's all you can do so put it back together add new fluid drive it a few miles and recheck the fluid level.
Old 05-05-04, 08:20 PM
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If it does not have one you might want to install a drain plug so you can easily change the fluid in the future. The torque converter holds about 3/4 of the fluid but you cannot drain it. If the fluid is dis-colored you can drive it a week or so and change it again, and keep repeating until you are happy with the color.

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