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Old 06-04-2007, 07:20 PM   #1
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I hope this is the right spot to put this...

I was thinking i probably should pull the tranny pan off, and clean it up and put new fluid in. Because i'm sure its probably never been done in 150,000 miles.
Is there a proper way to do it?
What about a magnet, should there be one in there already or should i buy one to put in it?
How much tranny fluid will i need to put in afterwards?
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You should drop the Pan... This is messy at best... You'll need a Big short Sterilite container...

It will take about 6-7 quarts.... Replacing the filter is a bit different and if the filter has never been replaced the plastic may shatter when you go to pull the filter..

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Loosen the skinny end of the pan first so you can drain most of the fluid out from one side as opposed to everything gushing out evenly all over the place
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There is a magnet in the pan already. Or at least there should be (mine didn't have one...someone forgot to put it back in).

Just make sure to torque the bolts to spec, and reuse the original gasket if it'* in good shape. You'll want to replace the filter too. In most cases, you won't be able to remove the filter seal (which is basically a metal hollow cylinder...it comes with the new filter) so just remove the filter and install the new one and make sure it'* snug. Move the shifter through every gear while refilling it with fluid so you get the proper level. Check it while hot.
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alright thanks!

Pete - do you know what the bolts need to be torqued to?
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12 ft/lbs as per Techinfo (144 in/lb)

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...de=article&k=9
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Grab that container Don mentioned...I've used one a few times and never had a drop get spilled.
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Have plenty of rags, get a good filter and get good trans oil for it.

That means no Fram and no Supertech
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Grab that container Don mentioned...I've used one a few times and never had a drop get spilled.
You and me both... I need to get more of these and Give one to Sandrock too

They are great for Containing the mess area of the tranny fluid... The mess stays in the container..

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without me climbing under my car right now, does anyone know off the top of there heads weather i need the 20 bolt or 17 bolt gasket?
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