The fluid was only showing on one side of the dipstick and it was reading well over the full line. You want to check the fluid while it's running and parked on a flat, level surface. Enough to cause a puddle on the floor. I have done it before, but it is not the right way. Old bump here, but for the archives in case someone other than me finds this thread in a search: The big difference there isn't that it's cold, it's that the engine isn't running. I have done it both ways. Contact a shop to remove the transmission and replace the cooler.
Miles I'm a car nut and am by no means a novice. Did you soak all clutches in fluid before install? Codes can be invaluable in your diagnosis. It is based off of an earlier design that was used for many years in cars and trucks. If only the fluid has been drained from the transmission case i. Again catch the transmission fluid. Lower the vehicle back to the ground.
This might be the way bake was referring to. You need to install an aftermarket cooling system to prevent this from happening again. Then start the truck up and rotate the steering back and forth the same number of times, shut the engine down and let it sit for about 5 minutes to let any air escape from the reservoir, check the fluid level and top off if needed. After the materials are removed, make sure the sealing surfaces are very clean and smooth. Let me know if you need further assistance. It's important that you mention the truck be level and not on ramps. Remove the clutch fork by pressing it away from the ball mounting with a screwdriver until the fork snaps loose from the ball or remove the ball stud from the clutch housing.
I have done it before, but it is not the right way. The acceptable range is called out on the dipstick. I had the truck up on jack stands working on the exhaust for a few days with the front of the truck higher than the rear. Open the hood and locate the transmission cooler. Drill holes through the cross member and make them large enough to get your socket through to the bolts.
Brown fluid that smells burnt is not good. Others will pipe in if i missed something. If it is specific, then replace what the code says. Without Overdrive, With Kick Down Cable, Square Plug. When in doubt, phone your local Chevy dealer and ask to speak to a mechanic.
Thanks for the write up! Then I found the answer to my problem in Car Craft magazine. Be sure the proper step measurement is achieved. Fully depress the clutch pedal and open the bleeder screw. They are all a little bit different, but the procedure is the same when you want to change the transmission fluid and filter. You can buy at any automotive store. If anyone is planning to do pan drop and filter change in the near future, please consider doing a write up and posting it to the forum.
Inspect the transmission fluid if it is a milky color, there is a leak. The pan will not come down as the shift link bracket interferes. Ask him or her , something like. That will pull all the air out of the system. Learn something new everyday I guess.
Shop AutoZone's assortment of Chevy K10 automatic transmission parts today and enjoy ample benefits as an AutoZone customer, like access to our convenient Loan-a-Tool program and free battery charging and engine diagnostic testing during your next visit. The fluid was red and did not smell burnt or anything. Then tilt pan foreward and it will come right out. Be careful with heat because there is a gas line hidden on the frame member r … ight above where the cross member is bolted on. This may save you money if the transmission needs to be rebuilt. This will depend on equipment like hydroboost, power steering cooler, etc.