Did Aamco pull a scam on me? My thought is if its clean fluid its probably better than the dirty fluid that is breaking down. There actually wasn't much time involved with working on it. Use pliers to pull the seal out. If you break one, then you will hate life. Reason being is there just isn't that much stuff that gets drawn into the filter and you just spend more money. Allow yourself for a smooth driving experience! I have done this process before on other trucks and have never had a problem.
If you do decide to jack up your truck, then use the appropriate jack and jack stands. Simply place a phone call to your local Ford dealership. Be sure that the shifter cable bracket and gasket are still in place. Which of course necessitates more often change intervals. Some fluid will remain in the transmission, so add about half of the recommend dry refill amount to start. If the filter is nearing capacity, transmission failure may not be far off.
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. They also come with a varying set of rules. I contacted the service station where it was done and they said that would not cause the transmission damage. Once it is removed, the cable slips out of the bracket. They claim i was not a loyal customer, by the way, but they sure knew me.
I hope this has helped. There is a magnet in the bottom of the pan that collects metal particles from the fluid. So, to change it, or leave it alone? Drive it in the case with a socket turned upside down. Pull the old filter out and pop the new one in. If the fluid smells burnt or is a brownish type color than you may need to change more than just the 5 quarts right away. Recognizing these warning signs could eliminate major service later. Note: not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same.
I went synthetic on the new fluid along with transfer case and diff. Hello, in my experience, all O2 sensors are located in the exhaust just after the manifold. 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. Chevrolet has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. If you just open the drain ,it will take 3 qts of Dextron 3 to replace it. All the internal components are available.
Clean fluid is essential to making the transmission last. If you want to change engine oil, for instance, by yourself and save a couple of bucks you need to know how much this fluid engine oil is needed for Chevrolet Silverado 2003. Check the owner's manual to confirm the recommended maintenance schedule. One of the main issues here is over tightening seals. This is a major misconception. The internal filter has enough capacity to last the life of the trans while filtering out the larger micron debris.
Breaks loose a bunch of gunk and gums up the passages. Next weekend I will be changing the transmission fluid and the hidden filter that Honda doesn't tell you about in Dixie's Honda Odyssey along with the cabin air filter. Place the pan on a clean surface. Drain plug for transmission pan. I don't think the oil is pressurized any more than normal operation. If you can do it this way, there was less than a quart in the pan when I dropped it and it didn't spill at all.
I also did the transmission and filter but I forgot to get pictures, It takes a little more work then just pulling the plugs and filling it. There is some debate on this but the seal looked to be in very good condition and it just isn't worth the risk of gouging the housing if you don't need to. By the time you see the fluid smells odd or has a black or brown color, and then problems have already taken place. I cannot afford to purchase another. At 173,000 miles my transmission fluid smelled burned. Without servicing the filter, there is no way to know if the filter is clean of debris or nearing capacity. Here it is in the shop.
If so, of your car. And your partially correct on the filters. Clean pan and new gasket. It has step by step information on how to change your transmission fluid if you have an automatic transmission without a dipstick. If it looked bad I would of pulled the cover and checked out the gears. The filter is not changed but is flushed backwards. Mike I'm not so much a smart guy as a guy smart enough to know how to find out.
The fluid usually starts to look brownish. I changed that once, when I got the truck, about 20,000 miles ago. 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. Anyway, the new ring had to be tapped in with a brass rod and a hammer. Soak the threads down with penetrating fluid or use an Acetylene torch to heat the nuts up and loosen them up.