As for change interval, since you do haul it wouldn't hurt to change it out every 50k. Have a fifth quart ready. Remove the hand pump and replace the top fill cap with your socket set. Put the new sensor in place and reassemble reverse steps. I did the oil at 1,000 miles; differentials at 10,000 miles; and will do transmission shortly. That almost bit me in the ass one time. Approximate, fill to level of fill plug.
Start the engine and run for 45 seconds. If you have the owner's manual it will tell you what kind and weight fluid you need. Hand pumps vary, but many are similar in use to a caulking gun. Maybe this will help someone else. A bit more expensive but I'm assured of having fresh fluid in the trans. Your truck has a G80. Fluid Exchange is important for your powertrain, don't neglect it.
I can see how it may be a good idea to inspect in there during the change, so maybe that's a reason, but a drain plug sure would make it fast and easy. Sorry to be so quick to respond, but I am just curious because I need this truck lasting a few more years for me and am pretty anal about things. Can also flush radiator and engine; some find it easier than pulling plugs. If I do this I'll be sure to post a quick how to. Upgrading to full synthetic isn't a bad idea if you dont mind the extra expense. Check the oil level and add as necessary to reach the full mark. I'd just wanna know so I wouldn't have to get up and down once or thrice.
Install the cover and gasket. My question is, what type of fluid is supposed to be used in the differentials? Only thing I would say is for the trans, a backflush is better, since all the fluid gets changed. With a drain and fill, about 60 percent of the fluid is still in the trans, cooling hoses, cooler in radiator and external air, if so equipped and torque converter. If you do not have one, then I suggest you get one. I was getting worried that I would never get that thing out of there.
. Clean up your tools, and take your truck for a test drive! The differential on your Chevy works in conjunction with your transmission to turn your wheels. If you have no owners manual it is easy to find out. Advance didn't show shallow pan on their computer Removed all bolts. My Z71 now has just over 80k miles on it, with all original fluids except oil. You can pick it up at most local auto parts stores as well as WalMart. From there on, I follow a normal interval.
Clip the plastic tip off the end of the differential fluid container and slip the hand pump's hose end over it. You will need three qts because it takes just over two qts to fill it. Transmission claims to be 5 Qts. I've had my other vehicle backflushed by the dealer. I do not tow, but have a camper in the bed and drive on long trips out of state atleast once a month. I paid to install new gears.
If you find thats the case, simply drain a little fluid out and add the additive, it wont hurt a thing if you run it without the additive though. Cracked fill plug first then took bolts out to pull cover off. Rear-wheel drive vehicles only have rear differential fluid. Now it's time to fill the differential with new lube. After the lower bolts are out, you can lift, or gently pry the cover away from the housing, and the rest of the fluid will drain out. If you install one remember the golden rule.
I think it's a reasonable guess; just do not torque them so much that you crush the gasket. Your tires will also have to match the load. If not, you will not be able to get fluid back into the differential! I'm at 40k in not quite 2 years Just a good opportunity to help out someone else? From what I've heard, a transmission's worst enemy is heat, so anything to help is a big bonus. Where is the crankshaft sensor on a 2001 Silverado 5. It will probably be a 80W-90 in weight and the fluid might have to be partially synthetic on the newer trucks. Slip the tube of grease into the hand pump with the nozzle end facing forward. I received defective gears they were cut wrong or something.
What is the best to use and how often do I need to change it??? Is there a reason for not having a drain plug? Changed front diff drain and fill bolts both located on drivers side Had to use an impact to remove fill bolt. After refill check oil level. I received defective gears they were cut wrong or something. Raise vehicle and remove right front wheel, unbolt starter 13mm bolt, unbolt exhaust shield on manifold for better access, move the starter forwar … d a little bit to gain access to crankshaft sensor, unbolt sensor 1 bolt and use long extension wiggle side to side and pull out. Took Passenger side heat plate off two screws , removed shift cable from bracket and used a pry bar to move bracket back a few millimeters to allow pan to drop.