I have 96 Tahoe 4WD that I am going to change the tranny oil on for the
first time (no, not THE first time, just the first time for me). I
understand this trans (4L60E) came with either a shallow pan or deep pan.
My question is, can I tell by measuring the pan while it is still on the
transmission body whether it is deep or shallow? Measuring from the outside
it is 2 inches deep. Is this "deep" or "shallow"? I'm trying to avoid
having to drain the oil, remove the pan and dragging it down to the parts
store only to be told they don't have the proper gasket/filter for my pan.