Re: Hard to shift gears
Originally Posted by scrillasherv
OH!! Ok I see. Yes I have a manual. And yes, then my clutch fluid is very much filled a little past the fill line.
So in order to change the transmission fluid I would just need to unbolt the trans pan from underneath my truck, then bolt it back up and open the engine hood and fill it up with 5.6 pints of Mercon ATF? Where is the transmission fluid container (or tube that leads to it), like how can I identify it from looking inside the hood?
Thank you all so much for your help
NO! there is a drainplug. For quite a few years manual and auto transmissions use the same fluid. If you have a manual transmission..the filling plug/hole is on the DRIVERS side...almost straight above the drain plug. It is large and obvious....words like drain and fill are even cast into the tranny where both are. Besides other things...unfortunately maybe you need a new clutch. No offense..but if you know a good mechanic take it to him/her..could save you time, mess and even money if you do things wrongly yourself.
PS: there is no transmission 'pan' on the manual transmission. Also there is nothing under the hood in relation to it. It's not a dry sump manual transmission with a separate tank...no such thing...you put fluid in the fill hole on the LEFT side of the transmission..there is no dipstick...it is full when you have added enough that it just starts to run out of the fill hole. Same thing with the differential in the back of the truck. The tranny is aluminum...so it is possible for someone to overtighten a bolt/plug etc. if they don't know what they are doing and strip the threads..then you have a bad problem. For what it costs there are many lube shops that can change the fluid quickly and take care of properly doing away with the old fluid. Once changed it will be good for years. Keep a record of such for future reference to overall proper maintenance. Also as to fluid you may consider a synthetic which will be better. I put Royal Purple in my manual transmission and differential this year...motor too. Synthetics breakdown less over time and should provide better wear protection....and use of such lessens the proceeds going to certain countries which are not really our friends.
JBA s.s. headers&exhaust, K&N cold air intake, Bosch Iridium Plus 4 plugs, Royal Purple in motor, 5spd & diff.,Superchips programmer, axle girdle. Also have but yet to install KYB Gas-A-Just shocks and Belltech sway bars.
Last edited by 2002 2WD Edge; 12-01-2010 at 10:09 AM.