Then you simply extract the driver and you're done. Mine is connected to the main washer fluid container in the front right of the truck under the hood. Re-Installing the Dipstick Tube With that out of the way, I re-installed the dipstick tube. . I'm not a wiz kid---just the voice of exasperating experience. I got mine installed last week they did a good job installing it.
The only other problem I had was that the dipstick itself didn't seem to want to go all the way down the tube. It was fine, so all they needed to do was add the foam collar. You drive it all the way down until it is flush, and then keep turning it. I believe that is approximately 3 quarts. I'm not sure why this dipstick is being so difficult while the old one worked so easily, but it's not a huge problem. Have a qualified person pull off the pa … n and have them drill a hole toward the rear of the pan and install the plug. I did this on my 1996 Yukon and it works well and does not leak.
Driving the Insert The insert driver simply threads onto the insert. This took an 11mm wrench, and once it was done the dipstick was quite securely attached, sealed against the transmission, and leak-free. This seems to have fixed the problem, and no transmission fluid leaked out. I had to remove the tube, put the seal back inside the hole in transmission, reinsert the tube, and tighten down the bolt to anchor the tube to the transmission before bolting the top of the tube to the cylinder head. Some say that only a Ford dealer could change fluid. How much of a pain is it to replace a tranny dipstick on this truck? I knopw it sounds wrong but they work and the expsive metal tool lever slides correctly. Like many cars, the automatic transmission fluid is poured directly into the same tube the transmission dipstick is located.
Also, the dipstick itself is still being a bit of a pain. Drilling out the Hole The first step is to drill out the hole. On your vehicle it probably has a large reserve, which is why when it shows empty, you still have 5-6 gallons in the tank. I used a mix of a socket wrench and my power screwdriver to drive the the bit. On the front of the transmission there is a 11mm bolt that sticks out from the side.
The dipstick goes back in the car easily enough. You add fluid until it starts to run out of the hole and then reinstall the plug. I can not tell you positively where it is on this truck. I again drove the tool by hand with the socket wrench. It turns out the seal got shifted when I had inserted the tube and wasn't actually sealing at all.
I decided to put some silicone sealant around the otterstat seal that I was using in place of the O-ring, running my finger along it to get it all the way around the seal before inserting it into the dipstick hole. If you look betweent he drives and passenger doors. The fuel filter that is cal … led for in every book is normally wrong. These videos are for entertainment purposes only! The angle into the transmission was perfect and the tube slid right into the grommet. There is the transmission tank. When adding transmission fluid to your Tahoe, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. On the other hand if you're on a mountain with no library I'd start filling it with fluid apropriate to your make of vehicle , one quart at a time, until it showed o … n the dipstick at which point I'd start the vehicle, keeping it in park let it warm up , now finnish filling slowly until it reaches the full mark.
When you purchase a fuel line release tool. Then lift up on the door panel to remove. It required a little fiddling, but it went in well enough. I certainly wasn't pulling the engine and transmission out just for this, and I don't think it would have helped much anyway, since it would require a very long tap extension to reach the hole. If the transmission fluid level in your Tahoe is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Plus, the clear marks on the rod promise easy-to-read oil levels.
Suffice it to say, the manual suggests only adding transmission fluid after checking the hot transmission fluid level where it is found to be low. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Tahoe and how to check the transmission fluid level. Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. While adding the seventh quart which was clearly too much , it started pouring out of the dipstick tube at the transmission and all over the floor of my garage. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles. Cutting The Threads Used a socket wrench with the tap to create new threads in the hole.