Looking for the Oil Plug (Draining) for a GMC 2001 1500 Silverado
I was looking for the drain plug for this 2001 GMC Chevy Silverado 1500 V8. I believe it is the plug to the rear of the (what I believe is the oil Pan) however it is not pointed straight down, but pointing to the rear of the vehicle. Just behind that pan/plug area is another pan, which I believe might be the transmission drain plug, and it's pointing down towards the ground. So which is which......?
Re: Looking for the Oil Plug (Draining) for a GMC 2001...
The pan under the motor is the oil pan. you can see the oil filter to the left of it (driverside). The plug is in the rear of it facing the back of the truck. On my 6.0l V8 the exuast pipe is rite behind it so when you loosen it have the drip pan ready to catch the oil as it will stream out fast at a wierd angle due to its location. The pan behind it is for the transmission.
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Raise the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Place a drain pan under the transmission oil pan.
Remove the oil pan drain plug.
Remove the oil pan bolts.
Remove the oil pan.
Remove the gasket.
Remove the magnet.
Remove the oil filter.
Remove the filter neck seal.
The transmission oil pan gasket is reusable. Inspect the gasket and replace as needed.
Clean the transmission case and the oil pan gasket surfaces with solvent.
Install the filter neck seal.
Install the oil filter.
Install the oil pan gasket to the pan.
Install the magnet into the bottom of the pan.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the oil pan to the transmission with seventeen bolts.
Tighten the oil pan bolts to 11 Nm (97 inch lbs.) .
Apply a small amount of sealant GM P/N 12346004 to the treads of the drain plug.
Install the oil pan drain plug.
Tighten the oil pan drain plug to 18 Nm (13 ft. lbs.) .
Install Dextron Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Lower the vehicle.
Raise the truck using the proper equipment. Use a ramp or a jack and jack stands to support the vehicle securely by following all directions for use provided by this equipment's manufacturer.
Drain all oil from the Silverado by placing an oil drip pan under the vehicle's engine block, directly under the oil drain plug. The drain plug is located on the oil pan, between the vehicle's tires underneath the vehicle. Use a wrench to loosen and remove the plug allowing the oil to drain into the pain below.
Notice the various items attached to the oil pan or in the way of the oil pan dropping. For the oil pan to drop, remove the negative battery cable, front differential (only for four-wheel drive vehicles) and the under body shield by using a wrench or socket set.
Remove the oil pan shield by loosening the four bolts holding it in place along the edges of the shield. Then, remove the cross brace, oil filter, the transmission to oil pan bolts and the oil level sensor.
Follow the removal of those pieces by removing the bolts from the two front wiring harness, the engine wiring harness retainer, engine oil cooler pipe to oil bolts and the transmission oil cooler pipe retainer using a wrench. Located the closeout covers and bolts located on each side of the engine and remove them.
Disconnect each of the oil pan bolts using a wrench that will allow the oil pan to drop. The oil pan gasket will also fall off and replacement should occur before reinstalling the oil pan.
Transmissions are drained by removing the pan itself. A new filter is to be installed upon draining. That is why there is no drain pan plug. The Chevy Powerglides were the last American made car with a drain plug in the 1965
Hello, my name is Ben. The engine oil is the one towards the front of the truck with the drain plug pointing towards the driver's side. The rear one you see sounds like you are describing the automatic transmission drain plug, it faces straight down.
Guessing that this Truck has the V8???? Slide up underneath. The Drain plug is the Bold Closest to the Front and will be at a Slight Angle. There is one farther back But, This one is the Tranny. The Filter is Right around the Same area as the Drain Plug for the Oil. Just look up and you will see it.