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Old 01-31-2011, 05:04 PM
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No all hand tools. One on passenger front is a pain right by the exhaust.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:16 PM
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damn thats fast, ill have to do it tomorrow, thats when im changing my oil too. knock all that out at once.

oh did you guys use any RTV or just the gasket that came with the filter?
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:50 PM
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I put just a tad on each corner and a spit on each side. Just to keep the gasket down while putting pan back on. Also place a few bolts back in to keep it aligned. Fill with 3qt then start truck. Let warm for 5 minutes add more if needed. Also park truck as level as possible.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:34 PM
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I didn't have to use RTV and no leaks. Getting the heat shield between the tranny and the exhaust took some figuring out. That probably took the longest amount of time.

I also accidentally tipped the pan while dropping it. Got fluid everywhere instead of in the catch pan I was using. lol
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:12 AM
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I still need to do this… are you guys filling through the dipstick tube, or is there an actual fill port somewhere? (5r55e)
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:29 AM
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Through the tube. There is no filler plug unfortunately.
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:02 PM
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Through the tube. There is no filler plug unfortunately.
Thanks! I'll have to break out my old fluid extractor for this job.

The Impala didn't have a drain plug either. This extractor left maybe a quart in the pan and the fluid in the torque converter.

Much cleaner than just draining everything over the edge of the pan!
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:32 PM
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Those are pretty handy. I plan to buy a new pan and install a drain plug on mine.



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Thanks! I'll have to break out my old fluid extractor for this job.

The Impala didn't have a drain plug either. This extractor left maybe a quart in the pan and the fluid in the torque converter.

Much cleaner than just draining everything over the edge of the pan!
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:16 PM
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new to forum... my tranny seals leak.. i assume they do anyhow. i put fluid in...most of leaked right out while filling.. easy fix? im no mechanic and dont desire to accomplish this task myself. will stop leak work? it looks like its coming out where the engine and tranny meet.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:36 PM
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new to forum... my tranny seals leak.. i assume they do anyhow. i put fluid in...most of leaked right out while filling.. easy fix? im no mechanic and dont desire to accomplish this task myself. will stop leak work? it looks like its coming out where the engine and tranny meet.
that sounds like a front tranny seal, you'll need professional help for that from the sounds of your post
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:32 AM
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take a couple pics, that will help people tell you what the problem is
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