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Im about to do a ****** filter on a 2004 chevy trailblazer 2wd shallow pan, and im not sure on how many quarts of ****** fluid i will need to refill, im thinking around 5 or 6. what do you say

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Most shallow pans only take 4 quarts of transmission fluid. However I would buy 5 just to make sure. Start by adding 4 quarts start your truck check your level after it warms up and add any fluid if you need to. Remember not to over fill... I hope this helps

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