Question about 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Remove transmission cover and clear filter - 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,400 Answers

You don't clean the filter, you replace it. You need to drop transmission pan to drain fluid, then filter is attached to transmission with a couple of screws. Any good parts store you can buy trans filter & gasket & fluid.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where is transmission filter

My understanding is that it is inside the transmission. You drain the fluid (hopefully there is a drain plug) and remove an access cover plate, or more likely, the transmission's bottom cover to access the filter. If no drain plug, oil will "self-remove" when you loosen the cover - be sure you have a large drip pan with at least a gallon capacity or lots of oil absorbent (kitty litter works well!).

May 20, 2013 | 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

I have a 93 grand Jeep Cherokee Laradeo ,to change the oil pan seal , and or the oil filter housing to change the O rings , or the timing cover seal or the rear seal , dose one need too lift up or pull...

The oil filter housing and the timing cover can all be worked on with engine in car.
For the rear engine seal (rear main seal), the transfer case and transmission will have to be removed to access the seal.
Most of the time, the oil pan can be removed without raising the engine. Check your clearance under there for anything obstructing removal. (I loaned out my Jeep manual and never got it back!) On some cars, engine needs to be raised about 4 inches for pan to clear the oil pickup tube. Don't know about your Jeep.

Nov 07, 2011 | 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

3 Answers

How to add transmission fluid in a 2012 hyundai accent

the 20012 hyundai accent dose not have a dip stick!

Oct 23, 2011 | 2012 Hyundai Accent

1 Answer

I want to know how to replace the transmission filter on a 2000 chevrolet venture

Remove the transmission pan, after pan is removed, the filter will be clearly visible. Pull straight down on the filter in a wiggleing fashion, it will pop right out of the transmission. Install new filter, clean out trans pan and magnet inside pan. Install trans pan and add approx. 2.5 qts. of new trans fluid. Start vehicle and let it get to operating temperature. Shift through all gears and re-check fluid level in trans. Add fluid as needed.

Mar 12, 2011 | Chevrolet Venture Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

I know this may sound stupid...but can't find the transmission filter. Was driving car and kept losing gears (automatic). Got it home, fluid seems fine. Could it just be a plugged filter?

Sure but the filter is inside the transmission. ussally the pan on the bottom of the transmission needs to be removed and and filter is connected to the transmission inside this cover on the lowest point. If your not a regular mechanic ( work on cars for a living, day in and out) you should hire this work done by someone who does.

Mar 04, 2011 | Hyundai Accent Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Gear selection is slow

Check your tranmission fluid level, if its low it can cause your transmission to shift slower, if its drastically low your transmission will slip in and out of gears or free rev (act like its in neutral) under acceleration or when shifting to a higher gear. If your fluid level is good, then you need to change your transmission filter. If your not mechanically inclined, take your vehicle to a shop and have them replace your filter for you, any repairs or maitnance envolving your transmission can easily go bad and potentially destroy your transmission if you do something wrong.

1. Buy new filter & transmission pan gasket

2. Raise vehicle, block tires, and use jackstands (never rely on any type of jack to hold the vehicle up.) and get a container or drain pan to catch the old transmission fluid.

3. Put drain pan or container under your transmission pan, start loosinging the bolts that hold the pan to the transmission. If you loosen the bolts alittle at a time you should be able to minimize spilling fluid everwhere and be able to catch it in your drain pan easier. (if your transmission has a drain plug remove it before loosening the pan bolts, this is not very common though and if you have a drain plug your lucky) once the majority of the fluid has drained from loosening the plugs, continue to loosen bolts so you drop the pan easily cause its gonna be full of fluid (unless you have the drain plug, if you do the pan should be virtually empty and you can remove it fully without alot of mess).

4. Locate the bolts that hold your filter to the transmission, be sure to only remove the bolts that hold the filter. Use the new filter for a visual aid so you can be 100% sure your only removing the filter. (The filter is bolted to a metal cover plate that houses the transmission clutch assemblies, spring valve assemblies, and floating shutter pins and they all operate under hydraulic pressure). Once the bolts are out of the old filter you should be able to slide the goose neck of the filter out of the filter port (again use the new filter for a visual aid) The goose neck should have a rubber o-ring type seal (or equivilent) make sure its on the old filter when you pull it, If its not then gently feel in the port and make sure the seal isnt sticking inside the port.

****** If you were to remove the cover plate thinking it was the filter, the hydraulic slide valves would move and you could seriously damage your transmission turning a $30.00 problem into a 1500.00 problem. I speak from experiance, so please use the new filter for a visual, I can't stress it enough*

5. Clean the pan's gasket area maticuliously, removing all of the old gasket, do the same to the transmission. Prep the pan side of your new gasket (I like using permatex gasket sealer) and install it to your transmission pad. (you can do this before you clean the transmission's gasket area so the permatex has time to adhear to the pan while you clean the gasket area on the transmission)

6. Using transmission fluid lube up the new filter's o-ring and slide it into the filter port. line up the bolt holes and start puting the filter bolts back in, tightening them evenly much like you would do to lug nuts if you had to change a tire.

7. Now get your pan and prep the other side of the pan gasket (gasket should be well tacky and sticking to the pan at this point) once the gasket is prep'd line the pan up with the transmission and begin installing the pan bolts tighten them the same way you did the filter bolts,

**Note**FWD** Depending on your vehicle's make/model, you may have to drop one of the control arms to remove the pan.

**Note**RWD** Depending on your vehicle's make/model, you may have to remove the cross member to remove the pan -or- drop the drive shaft, remove the bell housing bolts (bolts through transmission into engine block) remove the starter, and flywheel cover remove the bolts that connect your torq converter to your flywheel and slide the transmission back from the motor far enough so the transmission pan is no longer under the cross member.


Feb 03, 2011 | 1992 Toyota Previa

1 Answer

I need to change the transmission fluid, How to do that?

As there is no drain plug for transmission fluid like there is for engine oil, the only way to change the transmission fluid is to remove the transmission cover located under the car. The cover is held on by by something like 18-20 bolts. When you remove the transmission cover you'll need to replace the gasket. It is a good idea to replace the transmission fluid filter when changing the fluid and seeing it is sold with the new gasket for the transmission cover. Hope that helps

Nov 10, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

2 Answers

I cant figure out how to remove the cover on top of the engine and i dont know where the transmission filter is located and how to replace it.

the transmission filter is under the car held on by usually 10 to 20 bolts on the bottom of the transmission, this is your transmission pan similar to your engine oil pan but with no drain plug so its kinda messy your first time doing it, and not sure what cover on the engine your talking about if possible a better description would be better to go by

Mar 15, 2010 | Hyundai Tiburon Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2003chevy impala my trans clutch solanoid is not working how con it be repaired at home

This solenoid is underneath the vertical cover on the driver's side of the transmission. Since there are multiple solenoids under this cover, I suggest that you purchase the replacement solenoid prior to starting the job. That way, you will be able to identify the TCC solenoid from the others.
Once the side cover is off the transmission, remove the electrical harness from the solenoid. The solenoid is secured with a "bobby pin" style clip. Remove the clip and pull the solenoid straight out.
PS I would suggest that you also purchase a transmission filter kit (filter and pan gasket). Drop the oil pan on the transmission, replace the oil filter which resides above the oil pan, clean the oil pan & it's magnet and reassemble.

Jun 15, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

5 Answers

Cannot locate transmission filter or instructions to replace

ok, here's the deal. there are 2 types of transmissions one with an external oil filter( kinda looks like the oil filter for the engine) and then there is the other type of transmission that was produced later on the 4 cylinder engines that doesnt have a removable filter. it does have a screen that is not servicable, it can only be replaced during the rebuild of the transmission. this design is supposed to be "back flushed" to remove all debris. Most good transmission shops have this type of system that pressureizes the system and does this.

If your gonna do this on your own, what you will need to do is buy 4-5 quarts of transmission fluid, drain the oil from the pan on the front of the engine, reinstall it, add the fluid, drive for 30 min, and then repeat the process.

Sep 01, 2008 | 2003 Mitsubishi Galant

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Logo

Related Topics:

138 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

79865 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides