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How to change the Transmission Filter in Chevy/GMC trucks

4L60E Transmission Filter Kit Installation Instructions
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Re: How to change the Transmission Filter in Chevy/GMC truck

Postby ranco » Aug 29 2015, 2:45pm

I don't know any one with hands small enough to get above the bracket to remove the 2 bolts, much less trying to get them back in. There is absolutely no room to work.
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Re: How to change the Transmission Filter in Chevy/GMC truck

Postby ricka182 » Aug 29 2015, 4:41pm

You may need an extension, and you can't really see what you're doing..but it is possible. There is a full write up on the 4L60E trans pan drop and bracket removal, same as mine and maybe your as well.
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Re: How to change the Transmission Filter in Chevy/GMC truck

Postby Machster69 » Aug 30 2015, 12:02pm

ranco wrote:I don't know any one with hands small enough to get above the bracket to remove the 2 bolts, much less trying to get them back in. There is absolutely no room to work.

Did it, and took a picture!
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Re: How to change the Transmission Filter in Chevy/GMC truck

Postby push-rod » Sep 01 2015, 12:20am

HMAJNG wrote:Nice write up!
It's important that you mention the truck be level and not on ramps.
I always wondered why there's no drain plugs on auto trannys, it would make draining so much easier and less messy!

Thanks for the write up!


I think part of the reason there is no drain plug is so the trans oil will not be chanced without replacing the filter.
And yes, the write up was very good.
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Re: How to change the Transmission Filter in Chevy/GMC truck

Postby tystik68 » Mar 27 2016, 2:50am

Just finished this process on a 2001 1500HD 6.0 4l80e and auto 4wd. Here is what I learned.
1. Jack up the truck.
2. I had to remove bolts from crossmember and jack up trans/xfr case to get pan back in. I didnt to get the pan out. LOL
3. Heat shield on Pass side can stay.
4.Shift link bracket torx bolts will not usually come out, mine did not but i made it in anyway with bracket in place.
5. Unclip shift cable and horseshoe clip and store behind crossmember.
6. 3 bolts near trans mount can be done with a regular 10mm wrench and some serious dexterity. I used a pick to hold the bolt up while I turned 1/6 at a time.....


Hope this helps someone. It took me 5 Hrs and I consider myself pretty handy....
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Re: How to change the Transmission Filter in Chevy/GMC truck

Postby Tenring » Jan 15 2017, 4:53am

Considering this on my 5.3........
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Re: How to change the Transmission Filter in Chevy/GMC truck

Postby teacherguy3rd » Feb 27 2017, 2:37am

Going to do this on my 09 this coming weekend. I originally purchased the 4 speed transmission filter only to realize, oh yeah, I have the 6 speed after reviewing my rpo code. MYC for 6L80

Thanks for including torque specs. I'll get to finally use my 3/8 torque wrench I picked up recently. And as someone up there said ^^ looks like you'll next an U joint extension for a couple of the bolts.
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Re: How to change the Transmission Filter in Chevy/GMC truck

Postby esox07 » Feb 27 2017, 2:40am

Here is the How To for the Six Speed NNBS Trucks.

HOW TO - Pan Drop and Filter Change on GMT900 4x4 Six Speed
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Re: How to change the Transmission Filter in Chevy/GMC truck

Postby brithebold » Oct 17 2017, 8:41pm

My truck 2010 GMC sierra v8/325L/6spd. Placed piece of 2x1.5" lumber between heat shield and exhaust ahead of flex joint. Removed 2x15mm nuts below case mount, (cross member) this allows every thing to be raise slightly. Used floor jack and another piece of wood to jack up transfer case & tranny etc towards the cab/floor. The previous piece of wood prevents the exhaust from following everything up. This allowed the pan to just clear by moving forward and brushing the oil cooler lines. worked for me on this truck. No shift bracket was moved. Don't force anything it will break expensive. Just get enough room and no more. Go slow. pan bolts 10mm, don't over tighten. reused gasket so be gentle with it. New filter and about 11/2 gallons new oil. Time saver used battery drill-driver to run up pan bolts with extension to 3/8 socket.
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