Transmission fluid

10

Asked by Mar 26, 2016 at 10:12 PM about the 1996 GMC Sierra C/K 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed my transmission filter and then put 4
quarts back in and keep checking it and is still on
low I don't want to add to much, most people I talk
to said they only had to put 3 or 4 quarts back in at
the most, should I keep adding and checking.

8 Answers

139,475

Yes so if it shows on the low side on the stick, you'll be safe to take it for a easy drive to warm it up and circulate the fluid and recheck it again when you park. Just keep the motor running when you check it.

2 people found this helpful.
12,675

If it has the 4L60E transmission, 4 quarts is not enough. I agree with what Rowefast posted.

1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
10

It is a 4L60E , thank you both.

1 people found this helpful.
37,265

5 quarts for a 4l60e if you just drop the pan and change the filter

4 people found this helpful.
12,675

The GM service manual states an "approximate capacity", for pan and filter removal 5 quarts. I've done many of these, and found it to be just over 4.5 quarts. 5 quarts, always left it in a slightly overfilled condition. It's better to start with 4.5 quarts, and add as needed. Easier to add/top-off, than to try to drain excess fluid. If someone put a deeper aftermarket pan on, could be even more than 5.

How many do I put in it after replacing the transmission

10

If added too much transmission fluid, how do I drain it out?

1 people found this helpful.

To drain, use a long hose about 7/16 outer diameter and 5/16 inner diameter, stick it down the dipstick tube, then siphon it out - be careful, up to about 3 quarts could be drained in this manner. Just keep pushing it in til it stops BTW. I recommend siphon pump on a drill to avoid knowing taste of tranny fluid

Your Answer:

Sierra C/K 1500

Looking for a Used Sierra C/K 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Shortcuts

GMC Sierra C/K 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    210
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    190
  • #3
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    150
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.