Amount of Fluid needed?

Amount of Fluid needed?

Postby miketoybox [OP] » July 5th 2013, 5:04am

2002 AWD with deep pan

Before I start on filter/fluid change, how much fluid should I pick up?
(I have a issue with seeing the red on the stick :geek: )
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Re: Amount of Fluid needed?

Postby 1998kingbong » July 5th 2013, 12:08pm

4 to 5 quarts. Up grade to dex 7 maybe dex 5 can not remember, but worth the extra money to upgrade the fluid
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Re: Amount of Fluid needed?

Postby WoodButcher » July 5th 2013, 12:46pm

Trans holds 11 qts. IIRC, external cooler another 1. If you drop the pan to change the filter you'll drain maybe 5 as king said. If you want to flush that's a whole new ball game.
I would change the filter, add a drain plug and an external cooler if you don't have one already. I would use the GM recommended trans fluid adding only 1 bottle Lucas trans fix, 2 if your having drivability issues. If it's leaking, find and fix the leak. With the drain plug you can drain and replace another 5 qts. after a thousand miles or so and your fluid will almost new.
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Re: Amount of Fluid needed?

Postby RECox286 » July 5th 2013, 7:36pm

Every time I have done a splash and fill (tranny pan and filter) I have used 4 quarts to refill, if the tranny was up to full

to begin with. Gage yours by that, and if you buy 5 qts you will have a quart for top offs down the road. (If needed)

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Re: Amount of Fluid needed?

Postby miketoybox [OP] » July 7th 2013, 7:06pm

I added in 5Q drove it for 50miles and had to add 2.5Q more. I did allow the tranmission to drip overnight (Pan/Filter off) and blew out the coolant lines (and flush).

When I drain the the catch pan it was almost at 7.5Q.
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