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There are a few mays to do this, you could take it to the transmission shop and have them service it or you can do it your self. If you want to replace the transmission fluid and filter you have to drop the transmission oil pan, your going to have to remove the oil pan bolts and shifter linkage to the 4X4 and once the pan is off. Just pull off the oil filter from the valve body and replace the O ring with  the new O rings to ensure the new filter will not fall off from the valve body and then re-install the everything in revers. Once the pan is back on refill the transmission with AFT and test drive. The other way you can drain the system with out the filter replacement is to disconnect the transmission line at the radiator on the passenger side, top by the radiator cap. Connect a hose to the line to a large bucket and start the engine, the fluid will drain fast so be ready to turn the engine off so you don't burn out the front pump. you can also judge how much fluid is in the transmission by the amount of fluid is collected in the bucket. Note: make sure you have a large bucket. Once you think you have drained enough transmission fluid, turn the engine off and re-install the transmission line to the radiator and refill the transmission with AFT. 
Automatic Transmission, 4L60-E Initial Fill..........4.7 liters
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill  4 speed 4L60-E..........10.6 liters

Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted, be glad to answer any questions you may have. 

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