Trans Fluid Change - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-11-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Nighthwk12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 1,511
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nighthwk12 is on a distinguished road
Question Trans Fluid Change

So my transfuild is pretty brown so time to change it. I know you only change some of the fluid when you drop the pan the rest is in the converter. I know trans places have machines that can pump the fluid. but I like saving money. Is there a where to do this at home i.e. take off the cooler hose and run the car in neutral and have the trans pump it'* own fluid out. If this is not possible let me know I'm not doing it that way until I have a yea or nay. If it can't be done I'm just going to drop the pan.
Nighthwk12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LoudLowNslow is on a distinguished road
Default

A non-synthetic trans flush where I work will run you about $70.00 We hook it up to the machine and pump the old stuff old(it hooks up to the trans lines) while refilling with new fluid. It takes not even a half hour.. May be worth it to just have it done somewhere, as its less timely and a lot easier..
LoudLowNslow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 02:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Purplehazeir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 7,979
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Purplehazeir is on a distinguished road
Default

Don't use the transmission pump to pump out your fluid. You are just asking for more problems. If you really feel the need to flush the tranny, have it done. For most, just a filter and fluid changes will suffice - or you can do back to back filter and fluid changes if you really want to get as much new fluid in and old out without a pro-flush. If your fluid has a burnt smell to it and there are little flakes and specs in the fluid, a flush won't help you - your tranny is on life support.
Purplehazeir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 02:39 PM   #4
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

If your fluid is that old and nasty, I'd suggest dropping the pan and then plan on doing it again atthe end of the summer. That way you don't remove all the particles that might be holding your trans together all at the same time.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2009, 03:54 AM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Nighthwk12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 1,511
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nighthwk12 is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

ok sounds good just dropping the pan thanks guys
Nighthwk12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2009, 08:22 AM   #6
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Overall it'* the least intrusive partial flush you can do.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
98 LeSabre Trans Fluid Change Gasket Question Kimberly Buick 16 08-04-2015 06:11 PM
Change trans fluid? djlarson0506 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 33 03-05-2013 07:41 AM
Trans Fluid & Filter Change. bandit General GM Chat 20 12-11-2006 01:40 PM
How much trans. fluid after filter change? htrd69 1992-1999 11 06-27-2005 09:05 AM
Trans Fluid. l change question h1081dan General GM Chat 37 10-20-2003 10:54 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:06 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.