No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Automatic Transmission Fluid product you desperately need. Specifically the least you expect it. Got any input or information on that???? Can't remember the name though but it helps shudder and has an additive for seals and trans parts. In short, you have the right to use the oil of your choice. They also come with a varying set of rules. By the time you see the fluid smells odd or has a black or brown color, and then problems have already taken place.
I've not done one personally that new of a truck either, the dealership did my wife's 08 Tahoe last time 40,000 miles and they did replace the filter. If it's going to cost that much, I'll do it myself. If you are not comfortable in doing it yourself, find a good Tech that understands the importance of changing the filter and have him do the job. I do my own stuff, so it'll either be a pan drop and filter or a handy man's exchange as described earlier. Just traded in my 2007 Silverado with 140k miles. I have dropped the pan on every vehicle I have owned at least 3 to 4 times each, I have also done so on some cars my Dad would have for sale on his lot and although I have seen a few that were pretty clean, even the best ones still had residue in the pan and in the filter. Evidentaly a machine is hooked up to the trans that flushes all of the fluid and lines on the transmission to get most of the old fluid out.
There are 2 main camps on this 1. It is pretty easy to do, you will need someone to pour the fluid in wile you start the truck. 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 have done this process before on other trucks and have never had a problem. The filters job is to collect and hold contaminants, dirt, metal filings, friction particles, etc.
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. Mike, I am sure this is true. Whether it is a manual or automatic transmission that your Chevy Silverado 1500 is using, the fluid should be replaced as stated by the scheduled maintenance period of your manufacturer to avoid early failure. Allow yourself for a smooth driving experience! Call out your friends and share this article to make their transmission fluid replacement a lot easier! Any repairs that occurred outside the standard warranty period will not be honored. I don't think this is on accident.
If it wasn't for what I had to add when I replaced a cooler line, I would have never had to add a drop. Clogged filters restrict fluid flow, which lowers pressure to clutches and bands. That seemed awfully high to me. Also, how reliable is the oil life monitor that gives you % left of oil life? Your following the manual is correct. Felt holds dirt particles within tiny pores in the felt. When checking the level of transmission fluid, always pay careful attention to the cool and hot markings on the dipstick. We took it to our favorite trans shop that we really trust.
They also charged me for 22qts of fluid, 15 on one part and 7 on another. Hey guys, I have around 65k on my 07 and was going to do a tranmission service at the dealer. I would suggest you not tell them you swapped the fluid if under warranty still. The introduction of a few quarts of new fluid should be enough to replenish the additives when done regularly. Probably close to max weight for a sixteen foot tandem with brakes. Transmission Fluid: A Brief Glance Keeping track of your transmission fluid is an essential routine, and should be done on a regular basis. Drop pan, wipe any metal or sludge from bottom and put all new fluid, filter and gaskets in.
Just curious as what your guys' thoughts are on how often you change the transmission fluid. This is a better way of getting precise information and keeping your car running for a long span of time. Reason being is there just isn't that much stuff that gets drawn into the filter and you just spend more money. I have a ton of Allison trans in my fleet, for warranty purposes we are required to run a spec synthetic oil or else we loose warranty. We took it to our favorite trans shop that we really trust. Here are simple, quick ways how to change transmission fluid! 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.
If it ain't true, don't say it. The newer trucks are made to last a long time. If so, of your car. Once the fluid has been overheated, all its good properties and its ability to protect the inner workings of the tranny degrade quite rapidly. 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. It will not wash out or flush out.
It's not hard to do your self, just messy. Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Automatic Transmission Fluid stock in-person! Is It Possible to Replace the Transmission Fluid On Your Own? I am going to change my underwear every 3 days no matter what they say. By changing the transmission fluid of your Chevy Silverado 1500 at least once a year, major issues will be prevented on the road while keeping your engine and transmission functioning properly for the coming years. 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. Many cars require that you change the automatic transmission fluid when it's warm or hot. I ended up using a seal removal tool made for pulling axle seals. .