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Transmission fluid change

Looking for some advice when I change the filter in my pan and part of the transmission fluid tomorrow morning. What is the general opinion concerning changing the fluid when the truck has set overnight, or running the truck for a while and getting the fluid warm before the change.I know there would be more fluid in the pan if the truck has sat for a while, but does the fluid need to be warm first. Also, it is my understanding that I will need about eight to nine quarts does this sound correct to you guys? Thanks in advance for any advice.


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mine took 10 quarts. Make sure the trans is up to temp and in nuetral to check fluid level. Nothing really special about changing it. I warmed mine up then Drain fluid, drop pan. then you want to pull the filter cartridge straight down with CAUTION. It goes everywhere. The little rubber ring around that filter was stuck up there. Had to use a small hook to pull it down. its a orangish/salmon colored metal ring coated in rubber so the whole metal piece needs to come out not just the rubber coating. Mine was stuck pretty good. Once ya do that ya replace the filter and install the pan using the old gasket(its reusible but i bought a new one because my trans was leaking around that seal) start all bolts before tightening them so it tightens down flat doing a few turns at a time on all bolts. refill with atleast 9 quarts of fluid. after checking mine it needed another quart. Only issue you may run into is the very back of the pan has a 3 or 4 bolts are under the tranny cross member and you need a swivel to get on them. other than that its gonna be straight forward. PS....the magnet is gonna have a ton of mucky shavings on it. Pull the magnet off of the bottom of the pan and clean all shaving out really good with a towel that wont leave fibers behind

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Thanks I appreciate the help.


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What type of tranny fluid are we suppose to use?

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Mercon LV is the latest version.


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Yeah use the LV. Travis pretty much summed it up. I changed my trans temp sensor this winter (-30c in the driveway, real fun) and changed filter while I was in there. I did it cold. Took just under 10qts to re-fill.

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Yeah use the LV. Travis pretty much summed it up. I changed my trans temp sensor this winter (-30c in the driveway, real fun) and changed filter while I was in there. I did it cold. Took just under 10qts to re-fill.
pls help i changed my tranny filters added 9/1/2 qrts and now cold seems to read high like it will even drip if i tilt it but when up too temp it reads perfect pls help i dont wanna ruin my tranny thnxs
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As long as it reads correct when warm and in neutral, your fine.
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As long as it reads correct when warm and in neutral, your fine.
ok thank you i was just worried bout ruining my tranny
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ok thank you i was just worried bout ruining my tranny
do u think i should drain some
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