Re: Trans. filter change
A curious question for those who may know:
1994 K1500 460LE.
Every time I replace the transmission filter (about ten times-175K mi.)
I use the GM part. The kit comes with a "seal" that is supposed to go in
the filter mounting hole. I have never used the seal. It looks like the
seal was a post-production modification. I can see the benefit of it but
to install it you need to drive it in with a tool I don't have. Knowing
that I could drive it in with a proper size socket and hammer
I am afraid of not doing it perfectly straight and then having the
nightmare of removing it--you know the scenario.
Anyhow, I was just looking for info on the reason this was added, does
GM consider it "mandatory", and if yes, the best way to install it.
As I said, I have around 175K miles on the truck with the original
transmission and absolutely no problems to date (knock on wood, not
tempting fate here!) and don't feel like necessarily changing what is
Jul 4, 2004, 1:12pm (CDT+1) From: email@example.com (Doc)
This wasn't a post-production modification, all of the 4L60e
transmissions are like that. Your seal is stuck up inside the valve body
where you can't see it. They almost always get stuck, and when you
remove the filter it just stays put. Don't worry about it, and just
continue doing what you're doing.
What the Doc said.
Jest take a look up in there everytime you
change the filter and make sure that the
rubber that seals the tube isn't fubared from
slaming the filter in so many times.
As long as it's taking a little effort to get the
filter out (meaning it's still sealing)...and the
seal isn't coming apart....all's well.