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98JGC 5.2 L Automatic trans 44

I dropped the pan & let the trans fluid drain a couple of days while I was doing other chores on car. When completed I had 8.5 quarts! I am guessing anything over 4 quarts must be coming out of the converter? I was under the impression that I can not drain the converter this way? What happened here? Car & trans have been working fine.

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  • northwestbay Jan 19, 2009

    I am glad to find this out! Dealer said that there is no way to drain the converter, other than having them circulate new fluid through the trans pan & converter with their pump. Thanks again!

  • northwestbay Feb 10, 2009

    Well what ever remained in the converter could not have been much. It took 8 quarts to fill it back up. I was careful not to overfill & checked it numerous times at operating temperature. I understand that it only holds 10 quarts completely dry so I got most of the old out. And yes I did change the trans filter. Thanks so much for your help.

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Even though you dropped the pan there is still a lot of fluid in the valve body which drained down over time. The torque converter will not drain out from gravity. I hope you changed the tranny filter at the time you removed the pan. I am sure that you did.

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