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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.

  • thomas thompson May 11, 2010

    WHEN YOU TAKE OFF THE TRANS PAN AND LEAVE IT OFF THE CONVERTER WILL DRAIN OUT. THE OIL IN THE PAN COVERS THE HOLES IN THE VALVE BODY SO NO AIR LETS IT DRAIN BACK

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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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