Once that's done let one of the corners of the … pan down lower to get most of the fluid out of the transmission pan. Hope this makes light of a complicated task that shouldn't be. Mixing the fasteners or using non-approved locking or sealing compounds can lead to fastener damage and failure. So here I am making a complaint and asking for help. The current and failure mileage were both 40,000. Put a little gasket sealant on the pan cover. The current and failure mileages were 142,002.
A shop removes it all by vacuum. Though it is possible to check your transfer case fluid level, it's not as easy as most engines or transmissions. I am pretty happy I got them all changed. The contact feels that this is a safety issue because the vehicle cannot operate in reverse. An encoder motor sensor was replaced, then failed in two weeks.
I can't find a reliable source anywhere that says my truck is supposed to take 2 or 3 quarts of front diff fluid. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40-45 mph, the wheels suddenly locked up and the vehicle stalled. Consumer was exiting the freeway when vehicle shifted down to 4 wheel drive low. Lower the truck to the ground. The axial spline junction on my shaft was too rusted to 'telescope' in for full removal, so taking the yoke brackets off of the … front universal joint was enough for the next step. If applicable, install the transfer case shield and torque the fasteners to 15 foot-pounds.
Lift the front of the vehicle. Or should I just leave well enough alone? I called the Stealer and they told me to use Smurf oil. Helps to keep it clean and running free on those super cold mornings. A two hour job turned into 8 hours plus 4 trips to a parts store for tools and parts. I have been turned away by gm and gm dealerships when I brought the problem to their attention. I felt no difference between the 2, or 3 if you include the stock fluid. Hint, the amount that comes out is pretty close to what you'll need to put back in.
I really can't afford a new truck and I don't want to repair it with used parts. Amsoil tech line also said that the Smurf stuff is proprietary and Amsoil does not have a product that they can say will work. Some fluids are recommended over others because of the additives used could or do have a chemical reaction with the internal components of the assembly in that they have a corrosive effect on some metals Copper Corrosion used in that assembly. No towing mind you, just easy highway miles with a mind on trying to get the best fuel mileage possible by driving like there was an egg between my foot and the accelerator pedal. Once all the bolts are in place you can snug them all up evenly. The vehicle would not go into drive or reverse and would not stay in the park position. Once you have loosened all the pan bolts let it set for a while until the fluid stops flowing.
Check fluid again and top off as necessary. Fortunately, the cross tube exhaust pipe runs just rear of the bell housing, and I didn't have to disturb the rusted exhaust bolts. Ensure that the plugs and fasteners go back into their original holes, and use only the factory-authorized thread sealant. Install the new seal, filter and replace the pan when it is completely done draining. After I bolted the new oil pan into place, I was careful to align the front drive shaft U-joint in the front axel yoke as I jacked the axel housing up to align the bushings and bolt holes again. When I pulled over to the shoulder I put the vehicle in park and shut off the engine.
The factory advises that you use caution when installing and tightening not only the drain and fill plugs on the case, but also the fasteners that mount the transfer case shield. I was surprised by how much, given that the truck only has 18,000 miles on it. Gm does not deserve a bail out. I did pull a guy out of a ditch when the truck was barely broken in around 1,000 miles. I have made an appointment to have the 4 wheel drive system checked again.
Mainly it's for the New Process 246 electronically shifted transfer case. The vehicle has not been repaired. I took it to the dealership and they plug it in to the computer and said they recalibrated the system because it was a computer error not equipment failure. The four-wheel-drive Silverados rely on a transfer case to transfer the torque from the transmission to the front drive axle. . The current and failure mileages were 184,224. Switched Trailblazer into 4 wheel drive high for first time since purchase April 2006 , and would not transfer into 4 wheel drive.
So , I'm thinking it could have been caused by the first problem, maybe a delayed reaction? The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 90,000. Make sure you hav a container under it to catch the fluid. Just that the case itself is not an Autotrac. The contact depressed the accelerator pedal, but there was no response. Locate a small wing nut looking valve on the bottom driver side of the radiator there should also be a small hose that runs from the valve up to a clip on the side of the radiator this is the drain hose. The vehicle was pulled over and it went back into gear.