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How to change the transmission filter got the pan off and the but the catalytic converter is in the way of putting it back on

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Losesen tell pipe bolt and let it drop down some then put filter back on and tighten everything back up.

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Besides going to a transmission shop, what is the proper way for Flushing a Transmission for: '02 Infiniti G20. Such my trans is sluggish in the morning as i leave my st. for work.


Well, you only ever put back in the amount you drained out. When you drained the fluid, there was still a lot in the torque converter that didn't drain out. Unless there's a drain plug on the torque converter, which is possible, it don't come out when you pull the drain plug on pan. Now, when you had the fluid drained out, right then you should have dropped the trans pan and changed the filter before anything else. Most likely that's your only problem. Drain it again, drop the pan, replace the filter and pan gasket, put it back together and only put back the amount of fluid you drained out. Check the fluid level with engine running and in park or neutral with brake on.

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Leaking transmission fluid


Transmission oil is very viscous and will leak from the smallest opening. There is a set tension to do the pan screws up to and if you exceed that setting the gasket squeezes out and the oil will leak out. It is best to use an adhesive sealent on the tranny body first ,put up the gasket let it set for a few minutes . paut adhesive seealnt on the pan and bolt up with minimun bolt tension. After a few minutes retension the bolts correctly. As a firther check remove the inspection plate under the torque converter and check for oil leaks down the front ot the tranny behind the converter.

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Can you drain torque converter when changing transmission fluid on a 2004 pontiac vibe


Basicly just remove the bolts in the transmission oil pan, make sure you have a drain pan under it and leave a couple bolts in, loosen the remining bolts and let the oil drain then loosen and remove them slowly as oil will be draining out while you are doing it.

Change the filter and after cleaning the pan install a new gasket and put it back on. Do not tighten the bolts too tight because it will distort the gasket and it will leak.

Pour about 5 quarts of transmission fluid in the trannsmission and start it up, look for leaks, and finish filling it to the cold line on the dip stick. If there are no leaks run until its warmed up and make sure the fluid level is at the full hot line on the stick.

There is really no way to drain the converter.

Jan 09, 2013 | 2004 Pontiac Vibe

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How to change transmission filter in 2000 Montana...


Here's How:
Before You Start: Follow these instructions carefully. Read and be sure you understand them before you begin. Gather together all of your tools and supplies before you begin. Never work on a vehicle that is only supported by a jack. Use jack stands to support the vehicle while you work. Work on a solid, level surface. Never jack a car up on dirt or grass. Remove the transmission dip stick and lay it aside for now. Jack up the vehicle and support it with jack stands. Some transmissions have a drain plug either in the transmission pan or on the case. Check to if yours has a drain plug and place your drain pan underneath it. If it does not have a drain plug, place the transmission drain pan under the transmission pan and remove every other transmission pan bolt. Leaving two pan bolts on each side, remove the rest of the pan bolts. Transmission fluid will start running out at this point. Remove the two bolts on one side carefully, allowing the transmission fluid to run out. Then loosen the other two slowly. When they are three or four threads from coming out, push the pan up, hold it with your hand and remove the last two pan bolts. Once the bolts are out, lower the pan and drain it into your drain pan. Look inside the pan. A grayish dust and some very small pieces are normal. If there are any big pieces or chunks, you have a problem. If this is the first time you have the pan down and it is a Ford product, you will see a small plastic plug. This is normal and not needed any more. Just throw it away. It is used in the building of the transmission only. Use the scrapper to remove the old gasket from the pan and the mating surface of the transmission. Don't put in any gouges or deep scratches. A wire wheel in a drill also does a very good job of removing the gasket. Most transmission pans have a magnet that collects the steel dust. Clean it off well and make sure you put it back in. I stick it on the mating surface of the transmission to be sure I don't forget to replace it. Clean the inside of the transmission pan as well.
When the pan is clean and dry, get the new pan gasket out. You did match it up before you dropped the pan to make sure it is the right one, didn't you? Take the weatherstrip cement and run a bead around the mating surface of the pan going completely around the bolt holes. Carefully lay the gasket on the pan and press it into the cement. Lift one corner at a time and let some of the solvent evaporate and stick it back on. When it is on good, turn it over and place it on a flat surface to set.
Now for the filter itself. This is where you have to be careful. Before anything, hold up the new filter and make sure it is the same as the old one. Depending on brand they may be some slight differences, but the mounting holes have to be exactly the same. Using the new filter as a guide, remove the mounting bolt(s) from the old filter. The bolts may have different lengths so make a note of the hole it came out of so you can be sure to put it back in the same hole.
When it is loose some more fluid will drain out so watch for it. Remove the filter and put it in a plastic bag so it can be disposed of properly. Climb out from under the car and let the fluid drain for an hour or so if you want. I let it go as long as I can just to get whatever I can out. Now some cars have a drain plug on the torque converter that will allow you to drain the transmission fluid from it. If your converter has one, remove it and drain the converter as well. Now, install the new filter and reinstall the drain plug into the converter, if you took one out. Take the pan and apply a layer of wheel bearing grease on the top of the pan gasket. The grease will seal the gasket and yet allow it to come off easily at the next filter change. Tighten every other pan bolt until they are properly torqued, usually 15 to 20 inch pounds. If they are over tightened the gasket will squash out and leak. When It's tight, clean the area and lower the car. Put in two quarts of transmission fluid, in Chrysler products I highly recommend using Chrysler ATF. Start the engine and let it reach normal operating temperature. Check the fluid level and add ATF until it is just below the FULL mark. With your foot on the brake shift it from reverse to drive 3 or 4 times. Recheck the fluid level and top off as needed. Drive the car for 3 or 4 miles and recheck the ATF level again and adjust as necessary. Check for leaks and you are done. If you need further assistance please let me know.

Sep 02, 2010 | 2000 Pontiac Montana

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When changing the trans fluid on my 2004 Avalanche, I understand that you have to disconnect the trans lines from the radiator and run the engine until the fluid stops flowing. Is this correct? If so, do...


I didn't read about running the engine at all during the transmission fluid change. --- Removal & Installation 4L60E/4L65E To Remove:
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Place a drain pan under the transmission.
  3. If equipped with a drain plug, drain the transmission fluid.
  4. If necessary, remove the bolts and position aside the range selector cable bracket for clearance while lowering the pan. It is not necessary to remove the cable from the lever or bracket.
  5. Remove the catalytic converter.
  6. Remove the oil pan bolts from the front and sides of the pan only.
  7. Loosen the rear oil pan mounting bolts about 4 turns.
  8. Lightly tap the oil pan with a rubber mallet in order to loosen the pan and allow the fluid to drain.
  9. Remove the remaining oil pan bolts.
  10. Remove the oil pan and the gasket.
  11. Remove the filter by twisting and pulling on it.
  12. Remove and discard the filter seal. The filter seal may be stuck in the pump; if necessary, carefully use pliers or another suitable tool to remove the seal.
  13. Clean the transmission and the oil pan sealing surfaces with solvent, and air dry. You must remove all traces of the old gasket material.
To Install:
  1. Coat the new filter seal with transmission fluid.
  2. Install the new filter seal into the transmission case. Tap the seal into place using a suitable size socket.
  3. Install the new filter.
  4. Install the oil pan and new gasket. Tighten the bolts alternately and evenly to 97 lb in (11 Nm).
  5. Install the catalytic converter.
  6. If previously removed, install the range selector cable bracket and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 18 lb ft (25 Nm).
  7. Apply a small amount of sealant GM P/N 12346004 (Canadian P/N 10953480), or equivalent to the threads of the oil pan drain plug, if equipped.
  8. Install the oil pan drain plug, if equipped. Tighten the plug to 13 lb ft (18 Nm).
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10. Fill the transmission to the proper level with DEXRON® III transmission fluid.
  11. Check the COLD fluid level reading for initial fill only.
  12. Inspect the oil pan gasket for leaks.
4L80E/4L85E To Remove:
  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  2. Place a drain pan under the transmission oil pan. Drain the transmission fluid and install the plug. Tighten the drain plug to 13 lb ft (18 Nm).
  3. Support the transmission with a transmission jack.
  4. Remove the transmission crossmember.
  5. Disconnect the range selector cable end from the transmission range selector lever ball stud. NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the selector cable from the bracket.
  6. Remove the transmission range selector cable bracket. Reposition the bracket and cable.
  7. Remove the oil pan bolts. NOTE: The transmission oil pan gasket is reusable. Replace as needed.
  8. Remove the oil pan and gasket.
  9. Remove the magnet from the bottom of the pan, if necessary.
  10. Remove the oil filter and neck seal.
To Install:
  1. Clean the transmission and the oil pan sealing surfaces with solvent.
  2. Install the filter neck seal and filter.
  3. Install the oil pan gasket to the pan.
  4. Install the magnet into the bottom of the pan, if necessary.
  5. Install the oil pan and bolts. Tighten the oil pan bolts to 18 lb ft (24 Nm).
  6. Install the transmission range selector cable bracket. Tighten the bolts to 18 lb ft (25 Nm).
  7. Connect the range selector cable end to the transmission range selector lever ball stud.
  8. Install the transmission crossmember. Tighten the fasteners to 70 lb ft (95 Nm).
  9. Install the transmission mount nuts. Tighten the nuts to 30 lb ft (40 Nm).
  10. Remove the transmission jack.
  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12. Fill the transmission to the proper level with DEXRON® III transmission fluid.
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I have a F-150 that has issues that will not let the truck accelerate when you get onthe gas. Had it in the shop and they said it was the catalytic converter. I have taken it to 3 muffler shops, all said...


you need to go back to the shop that said the catalytic converter was bad and have them verify the repair and put a converter on the truck and verify the repair!

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Is the Transmission sealed, can not change the filter and fluid? Where is the radiator, is it also sealed, can water only be put in the overflow?


The transmission is not sealed in the v8 I looked up. It's bolted together. prev.gif next.gif Fluid Pan Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section
  2. Raise and support the vehicle
  3. Place a drain pan under the transmission fluid pan
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Drain plug and drain the fluid
    • Shifter cable bracket NOTE: The transmission fluid pan gasket is reusable, clean and inspect for damage; if not damaged, the gasket should be reused.
    • Fluid pan and gasket
    • Transmission fluid filter
    • Clean and inspect the transmission fluid pan and magnet
    • Converter housing access plug
    • Converter drain plug
To Install:
NOTE: A new converter drain plug must be used to prevent leakage.
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Install the converter drain plug. Torque to 89 in-lbs (10 Nm)
    • Install the converter housing access plug
  2. Lubricate the seals and install the transmission fluid filter. Torque the bolts to 89 in-lbs (10 Nm)
  3. Install the oil pan magnet in the transmission fluid pan NOTE: The transmission fluid pan gasket is reusable, clean and inspect for damage; if not damaged, the gasket should be reused.
  4. Install the transmission fluid pan and gasket and loosely install the screws.
  5. Using a crisscross sequence, torque the screws to 8 ft-lbs (11 Nm)
  6. Install the shifter cable bracket. Torque bolts to 18 ft-lbs (25 Nm)
  7. Install the drain plug. Torque to 19 ft-lbs (26 Nm) NOTE: It will be necessary to hold the drain plug (larger plug) with a wrench when removing the fluid level indicator plug.
    NOTE: Use 3/16 inch Allen key to remove the fluid level indicator plug. Remove the fluid level indicator plug.
  8. Verify the transmission fluid level
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Jul 21, 2010 | 2001 Lincoln LS

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Changing trans fluid & filter wanting to know how much fluid to buy


2.5L engine - 8.4 qts, 3.0L & 3.8L engines – 12.8 qts.

The capacity specifications are if the transmission is totally empty, and here's the clincher for us average types: including the torque converter and radiator tank.

For us average types, even when doing a transmission fluid / filter change, it does not end up with an empty torque converter.

When you pull the transmission pan for the fluid/filter change, you end up with 4-6 quarts on average. The rest is still up inside the torque converter.

Measure what you drained and start with refilling that amount to put back in to return levels back to normal.

Simply use the dipstick to check level and add as is necessary.

NOTE: This is one of the points of distinction to having the transmission "flushed" - where a professional shop is going to hookup specialized equipment to achieve a full fluid exchange, or you do the flush yourself

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Need to change the transmission filter how and where is it located


Fluid & Filter Change Under normal service (moderate highway driving excluding excessive hot or cold conditions), the manufacturer feels that automatic transmission fluid should not need periodic changing. However, if a major service is performed to the transmission, if transmission fluid becomes burnt or discolored through severe usage or if the vehicle is subjected to constant stop-and-go driving in hot weather, trailer towing, long periods of highway use at high speeds, fluid should be changed to prevent transmission damage. A preventive maintenance change is therefore recommended for most vehicles at least every 90,000 miles (145,000 km).
Although not a required service, transmission fluid changing can help assure a trouble-free transmission. Likewise, changing the transmission filter at this time is also added insurance.
  1. Raise the car and support it securely on jackstands.
The torque converters on some transmissions are equipped with drain plugs. Because it may take some time to drain the fluid from the converter, you may wish to follow that procedure at this time, then come back to the pan and filter removal.

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Before removing the transmission fluid pan, insure that the area is clean of dirt and debris

2. Place a large drain pan under the transmission.

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Loosen all of the pan attaching bolts to within a few turns of complete removal


  1. Loosen all of the pan attaching bolts to within a few turns of complete removal, then carefully break the gasket seal allowing most of the fluid to drain over the edge of the pan.
CAUTION DO NOT force the pan while breaking the gasket seal. DO NOT allow the pan flange to become bent or otherwise damaged.

  1. When fluid has drained to the level of the pan flange, remove the pan bolts and carefully lower the pan doing your best to drain the rest of the fluid into the drain pan.ea833e6.gif


Once the pan is removed, discard the old gasket and insure that the mating surfaces are clean

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Inspect this magnet inside of the pan for any large pieces of debris. A light gray coating is normal

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Clean the pan thoroughly with a safe solvent and allow it to air dry

5. Clean the transmission oil pan thoroughly using a safe solvent, then allow it to air dry. DO NOT use a cloth to dry the pan which might leave behind bits of lint. Discard the old pan gasket.

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The transmission filter is secured by a mounting bolt (arrow). Some models may use two bolts

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Remove the filter mounting bolt ...


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... then pull the filter free from the transmission

6. If necessary, remove the Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) filter mounting bolts, then remove the filter by pulling it down and off of the valve body. Make sure any gaskets or seals are removed with the old filter. The transmission usually has one round seal and a rectangular gasket.

7. Install the new oil filter screen making sure all gaskets or seals are in place, then secure using the retaining screws, if applicable.

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Install a new pan gasket


8. Place a new gasket on the fluid pan, then install the pan to the transmission. Tighten the attaching bolts to 71-119 inch lbs. (8-13 Nm).

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Fill the transmission with the proper amount of ATF

9. Add three quarts (six quarts if the torque converter was drained) of fluid to the transmission through the filler tube.
10. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
11. Start the engine and move the gear selector through all gears in the shift pattern. Allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature.
12. Check the transmission fluid level. Add fluid, as necessary, to obtain the correct level.

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it is an AT and the color is change to a grey color. why i aske the question is a flush cost $150 buck and an oil change $40 so i am wondering if the mechanic whant to make more money. I call 2 repair center and goth 2 diffferents answer on said flush the other one said only change oil as the madza 3 have a screen in the transmission that clean the oil of all small particule

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