Roger Posted on Apr 15, 2009 You have a 10 year old car that has been driven an average of 3,600 miles per year. Your C1500 Suburban should be running when you check your transmission fluid level, otherwise the transmission fluid level on the transmission fluid dipstick will not be accurate. You may want to take it to a shop. If it is not too bad, you can pick up and additive from an auto parts store and add it to your tranny fluid. Therefore it is important to use the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your C1500 Suburban's owner's manual.
Now pour in an identical amount of new fluid amount is not specified because you cannot get all the fluid out this way - so add only the amount that you are able to remove. Thats why cars are always best to take to dealership for service then some regular mechanic shop especially when it's a new vehicle. From various sources I have found that, to check the fluid level in this case, you need to remove the speedo cable. You can get it at almost any auto parts store. Purple to 12v or C7 pin. . Most half-tons nowadays rank in the 1500-2000lbs range.
The gears don't care if it says dexos or mercon or chevron or toyota fluid. Automatic Transmission, 4L80E Initial Fill. Then take the bolt out of the cross member going into the trans and then there should be four bolts 2 on each side of the cross member, remove those and the cross member should come out then you will beable to get to those bolts. It doesn't matterms what brand it is. Nov 11, 2009 Number of miles since last transmission filter cleaning and transmission fluid replacement could have a strong impact. I can't drive manual for long distences anyway so I'm changing to an automatic 700r4. Therefor I know I can do it I'm just doing research tryin to find out the pieces I don't already know.
Best place to look for vehicle fluid specs. Don't be afraid to change the fluid and filter. Wow dude never argue with that specific type of vehicle makes mechanic again over any topic of that vehicle make please. If you are having problems with the transmission in your C1500 Suburban, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. The automatic transmission for Chevy C1500 takes control of shifting the gears so your focus stays on maneuvering your pick-up. Apr 08, 2010 If you have never done this before,it may be best to take the truck to a shop or have some one with experience help you.
May also have worn boost valve can replace in the pan. Transmission problem 1992 Chevy Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic I have a 1992 k1500 it had a 5spd in it and it was bad. I bought a 1994 silverado dash cluster, to put in my 1990 silverado because i was told it would fit. Wipe all the fluid off the bottom of the transmission so you can see later on where the leak is coming from if it reappears if you cannot already tell. While you are there,you may as well replace the transmission filter as well.
I usually tow a 25 foot boat which weighs about 7600lbs with trailer, fuel and equip. I heard from another guy it's actually 9,000lbs if the car's not fully loaded, and only 6,500 when the car's fully loaded - could be bull. It's easy and usually an easy fix get someone in the truck put it in four wheel drive then hold the brakes while giving it gas power braking the back tires will start to spin while doing this watch the front axle if it spins you have a bad thermo actuator they are around eighty dollars at an parts store very common. Crawl under the vehicle and tighten all the transmission pan bolts snugly. The T700R4 was phased out by then which was a strictly hydraulic transmission.
If you need more help let me know. It will depend on the year and the transmission model. Over some General service mechanic every time especially one that says he read the label on a 55 gallon drum, so this is why he's right!! It has been doing allot of sitting around which may have cased the seals to harden. This is true for all the engine options that year except the 6. The temperature on which you will be using it and the type of load you put it under plays more of a role in the type of fluid than any owners manual will ever give you.
The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your C1500 Suburban and how to check the transmission fluid level. If you have no other codes that flash. If it is a front or rear seal leaking, there are products to help stop a minor leak. The other function of the unit, is to drive the oil pump. Unscrupulous mechanics will often suggest a more expensive repair, such as a rebuild, when adding some transmission fluid will fix your C1500 Suburban. Be careful not to bottom the slip yoke hard against the transmission seal.
This is for doing the pan drop, filter change, refill, likely to be more if you do a complete system drain. I took the old one out, and was going to put the 1994 silverado cluster in, but the plug in the back was not the same, but I have been told several times that it would work, so i am not sure, perhaps the plug can be changed With the first answer, im not sure… You will need to remove the transfur case first and then remove the transmission Then just take the bolts out of the fly-wheel on the back of the engine and replace it with the new fly-wheel and then put everything back together. Keep the transmission above the add mark at all times. Automatic to drain and refill using Dexron type 3 fluid. Ive got everything done but the torque converter lock up.