Getting ready to drop pan and change transmission filter
on my 2001 Blazer. Talked to a local auto parts person
when he came into my business. He said with the 4L60E
transmission, you cannot tell which filter you need
until you drop the pan. Others have told me if the pan
is flat across bottom, you need the standard filter,
if this is a ridge where it obviously gets deeper
you need the deep filter. My transmission has
Am I correct in buying the filter for deep pan?
The 4L60E trans. pan in my 03 Envoy was a little over 2" deep and took the
deep filter. Have you actually checked some of the online parts houses,
like Autozone to actually see if both filters are listed? If in doubt buy
both and return the wrong one.
I think you better check with another parts store because a good one
should know because GM is not likely to but different pans in the same
chassis and application (like 2001 blazers) if they change then it is
likely to be in different applications, not the same car. .
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I had the same problem last week when I changed the fluid/filter on my 02
silverado 5.3L engine. The pan looks big but I don't know if it is the
'deep' one. The parts guy @ NAPA asked me the same question, standard or
deep. I went with standard. After I ran the truck for 50 miles, I again
pulled the plug and drained the fluid, it took 3.5 quarts to fill up to
normal. So is this a standard or deep??? Ian or Gary (TS)??
It happen to me on my trailblazer I bought the shallow one but it took the
deeper filter the way the parts person told to you can tell is that the
shallow filter is gray color and the deeper filter it black and mines was
black and I had the gray one at first and returned it for the black one
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