Originally Posted by wf2tm51
i dont think my transmission has ever been drained or refilled can anyone give me some input on how to do this. This is how im going to go about it this weekend
1. remove pan (L-shaped)
2. allow the fluid to drain into a pan big enough to cover the whole pan removal area
3. remove old filter when fluid has drained replace new filter
4. put new gasket on pan
5. bolt pan back up
6. refill fluid to tank specs
7. run engine for a couple of minutes then check fluid level
please give me some good input thanks!!!!
You can buy a large sterlite kitchen pan to catch oil. I think someone mentioned a 20" by 30" availabe at Walmart, Kmart, type stores. Or use oil catch pan lots of sheet plastic around to catch drips.
Loosen bolts then loosen end that'* small more so it breaks seal and starts draining.
To remove old filter I use a large. flat blade screwdriver to apply a little leverage right at the connector tube against the iron of the transmission body.
I do the same to remove the little collar/seal that is there that doesn't want to come out very well.
Lube the new seal with petroleum jelly to help slide her in.
Use the OLD rubber gasket. It is reuseable and helps transfer heat to the transmission pan. The new gasket is probably cork.
Refill up to low mark when cold. Run trans briefly. Add fluid, if necessary. Then drive for 10 minutes or more and add fluid up to below full. Then recheck after normal hot drive. Do not overfill. IIRC mine hit the low mark at 5 quarts. And burped a little and I ended up with 6.5 or so on 03 model car.