Question about 1999 Chevrolet Lumina
You must raise the car up and support it on jack stands, then go under and remove the sheet metal pan from the bottom of the transmission, there is no drain plug so have a large catch basin, it is VERY MESSY! drain the fluid and the filter is up inside the transmission, you will see it attached to the part called the valve body. Clean off all the old gasket (very important) and using a new pan gasket from the filter kit carefully hand tighten all the pan bolts and then in a "X" pattern working around the pan tighten the bolts to 14 foot pounds of torque, this is very important as overtightened bolts will cause a nasty leak and warp the pans gasket surface. Add around 3 quarts quarts of DEXRON VI ATF and run the engine until the transmission fluid is hot to the touch, then top off to safe mark, DO NOT OVERFILL, A LITTLE LOW IS OK BUT NOT OVERFILLED!
Posted on Feb 15, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are just dropping the pan and changing the filter it will probably take aprox. 4 maybe 5 quarts. I would add 4 and check it befor adding more . Just dont actually put it into gear until you know the fluid level is correct. Make sure to give the fluid enough time to get out of the dipstick tube so you get a accurate reading
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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