How to Remove a Transmission Pan From a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD

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How to Remove a Transmission Pan From a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD
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The transmission pan on a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD is located on the bottom side of the transmission, underneath the centre of the vehicle. It is held in place by metric steel bolts around its entire circumference. A transmission pan gasket is sandwiched between the pan and the transmission to prevent fluid from leaking out. In order to change the transmission fluid or transmission fluid filter, the pan must be removed from the transmission.

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Things you need

  • Wheel chocks
  • Drain pan
  • 3/8-inch ratchet
  • 3/8-inch metric socket set
  • Flat head screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Shift the gear selector lever into park and turn off the engine. Set the parking brake and chock the rear wheels.

  2. 2

    Place a drain pan underneath the transmission and remove the drain plug from the bottom of the transmission with a 3/8-inch ratchet. Allow the fluid to drain into the pan until it stops dripping.

  3. 3

    Remove the metric steel bolts holding the drain pan to the transmission with the 3/8-inch ratchet and a metric socket.

  4. 4

    Insert a flat head screwdriver in between the pan and the transmission. Gently pry the pan from the transmission until the gasket seal begins to break. Grip the pan and pull it away from the transmission.

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