Said SUV has V-6 4.3L Vortec engine and 4 speed automatic transmission.
Intentions: At home, change the automatic transmission filter, replace lost
tranny fluid, then have entire tranny flushed and replaced with new fluid.
Problem: Unable to drop tranny pan as crossover exhaust pipe prevents
dropping pan straight down. Filter and internals prevent any appreciable
side to side or back to front movement of pan. The rear crossmember
location for the rear transmission mount is in the way about 1/2" also
preventing straight down movement, this part of it am guessing is not of
What is the normal removal procedure for dropping the tranny pan on this
Would having the crossover pipe moved forward a couple of inches at an
exhaust shop be a better long term solution for self tranny filter
Should I have the entire tranny flushed and fluid replaced before the tranny
filter replacement, or the reverse?