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Come along with Eric O. as he does some routine maintenance on this 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. NOW, we all know that dropping the pan and replacing the fluid in filter DOES NOT replace ALL of the fluid. This is normally done as a scheduled maintenance about every 30 to 50k depending on what the customer wants. IF YOU WANT ALL of you fluid replaced it should be done with a fluid exchange machine, however in my experience doing periodic maintenance such as this has proven useful time and time again. Be sure to consult your owners manual for recommended service intervals on your vehicle and for fluid type. -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Trailblazer / envoy / rainier transmission fluid filter replacement 4l60e”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Driveway Garage says:

    I have done this on several different vehicles and if people would do it regularly it would be fine. Sometimes I disconnect one of the transmission lines going to the cooler and pump out all the fluid. I recently bought a 12 V electric pump to pump out fluids and I'm gonna do that today to drain the transmission pan before I drop it, less chance of spills. As always Eric thanks for the great video.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars roger eastman says:

    Hey You sprayed the gasket adhesive with the wrong hand dumbass….I'm never watching this hack channel again!……🤣

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kev B says:

    Just bought an 05 Envoy with only 99k miles. Lots of service records but none for a transmission filter and fluid change. The manual recommends 100k miles to do it. As you said that whole topic is crazy. Here some say don't do it unless you don't every 50k or so. Drives and shifts flawless should I do it?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ford Guy says:

    Nice job!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars f d says:

    "Funny how much hate you get from transmission oil changes.." 😂😂😂
    Thanks for putting up with the noise brother in order that the rest of us can learn something. Video is good to go and thanks for posting.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vern Toad says:

    Very cool I'm going to get it done

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CALISAV84 says:

    thank you for your share. and them people with the negative comments can choke on a stick.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars silentstrike123 says:

    Thank you sir, I have searching for days (sounds stupid I know), you are the only person I have found that gave an in depth step by step walk through of changing the fluid (Including the LOCATION of the Trans dip stick.
    My hat is off to you!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert H says:

    Love how you keep it real, if you catch urself doing something wrong you stop and say it instead of editing it out. Videos that are perfectly flawless with no problems are usually the ones that I regret trusting. Great vids man Thank You!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 16aidensmomma says:

    I think we're safe… 👀 😂 Like a scary movie… "Hey what was that noise? Imma go check it out. I'll be right back." 👀😳smh

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jesús Eduardo Mojardin says:

    Asking advantage of your commitment yo helph video fan's. Can you please tell me what model of transmission is the right one for my 2003 Isuzu ascender 4.2 2WD?
    I thank you in advance for your answer!!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jesús Eduardo Mojardin says:

    IT was a very good video!! I learned a lot. Thank you!!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Sprague says:

    You are detailed as much as any any one can be. I drain fluid, then turn it over for 10 seconds to spin SOME of the fluid from torque con vertor it helps some of fluid out, thats me

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars roadrunner 007 says:

    Question ❓ I have a 2003 envoy the transmission shifts good it drives good but when it get hot it will stop moving Intel it cools down the fluid is black and I would like to know if I change out the fluid and filter do you think it would fix the problem or have you had any same thing on any envoys and that fixed it thanks for the video

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Rainy says:

    My 2004 silverado 5.3 has 178,000 miles on it and has never had a transmission service. It has mostly highway miles and has towed very little and Runs and shifts fine. I serviced the rear differential for the first time at this milage and had little metal on the magnet compared to all i've seen. QUESTION IS: What to I do for this transmission? Full fluid exchange or just drop pan/filter, or do nothing? Thank you so much! Also, if i were to paint a picture for the shop, what type of painting would you like?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David says:

    I just watched your video the great thing is that being retired from the military, I can go to the base and rent a bay at the auto hobby shop and do it my self thank you

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CorvetteTrev says:

    This is the same as the GMC 5.3L Vortech 2004?? I didn't know they had filters. Thank you!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Ramos says:

    Am I the only one that caught him removing the shallow pan filter on a deep pan 🤔

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars steve derr says:

    You did a good job. I use indian head shalac on pan and rubber gasket. Flushing is expensive.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Bellinger says:

    "In the right direction" had me fall off my chair laughing. Great instructors don't get rattled by mistakes. Sometimes they include them to get people's attention. Again, really good camera work.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Local Handyman says:

    LOL…Yes, putting the pan back in in the right direction does help. 👍🏼
    Thanks for making sure we're paying attn. & for a good, entertaining video, brother. 🤙🏽

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Raub says:

    I work the same way

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Romany Kemp says:

    So I went thru this replacement today on my 2008 4WD Trailblazer – followed this vid closely. The screws holding the pan is 13mm – and the torque to remove them was around 40 inch/lbs (which I used to tighten afterward). I have a vacuum oil pump that allowed me to draw 2.5 quart out thru the dip stick – and the remaining 2.5 quarts came out with the pan (owner manual says 5 quarts for the transmission). That exactly how much I filled it up with afterwards. Now one thing that resulted in 3 trips to the auto part store was the filter…apparently there are 2 types of transmission pans – and at least 2 different size filters. The one I needed had a 45 degree triangle "cut" from one of its 4 corners – which matched up to the pan. The first 2 I brought home did not have that notch – and the pan would not go on. I had hoped to avoid that foolishness by taking the original filter with me – which I did – but in the first 2 cases I did not look that closely at the replacement. Lesson learn…NAPA had me covered… very helpful vid.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TURBOCHARGER says:


  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Hall says:

    I need to do this you said yours is a 04 4×4 mine is 2008 2whldr any different procedures between the two???

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Hall says:

    How much fluid is left in converter. ???

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sebastian Villela says:

    Changing the fluid completely could hurt a worn transmission I'll always recommend doing it this way

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EZ Auto says:

    Good video. I'm going to help my friend to change the transmission fluid on his Saab 97x. It is pretty much a same truck as the Trailblazer.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars carlos says:

    Yahhh i totally neglected the transmission oil. Now it's been slipping and my dumbass not knowing what it could be until today and this is about a month or two driving it like that. 😬🤦‍♂️

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars carlos says:

    What size are the bolts for the pan?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robsbrd99 says:

    Well, I think I'd like your opinion on doing a trans service on an 08 4runner 4.0. It only has 50k on it and the trans hasn't been touched. I'm going to drain and fill the trans. My question is about the filter. I've heard it MAY be a cleanable screen and I've also heard that if it's pretty dirty it should be changed because there's no way all the dirt could be washed out. I'm thinking the best money spent would be to change it with the drain and fill because of age and who knows what might be stuck in it. Could you advise?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Douglas Anderson says:

    Thank you for sharing the information!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bernard Jurs says:

    I have a GMC envoy I bought it used an it had a 125 thousand miles on when I bought it now it has 156 almost 160 thousand should I get my transmission fluid changed the person I bought it from put a new transmission on it

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tedjohnson64 says:

    FYI, to avoid the GLUG, GLUG, GLUG when pouring from 1 quart transmission fluid bottles, pour it with the bottle sideways with the spout on the high side. That’s why the pour spout is offset, rather than in the center. I’ve been changing oil for 30 years and just learned that trick last year.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars what happened after I bought Used car says:

    Replace your transmission fluid is not gonna help your transmission. Sometimes it may cause transmission slips because those clutch inside transmission already wear out.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Love the video those twits haven't a clue

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Blaylock says:

    I agree, change filter and replace fluid, good enough

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ricardo Caballero says:

    Hello Erick i just have a question to you , i own a buick rainier 2004 , one year ago trans was repaired but suddenly i tried reverse shift and slippery, i check my trans. oil and missed oil but never leak so i refill it with new oil but problem happend again but in driving mode so Do you think is maintenance problem or maybe damage?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Luis Rodriguez says:

    My 07 blazer has dex 3 instead of 6. My mechanic made a mistake in that but now refuses to fix it. Will it damaged my vehicle? Or do I have to get the 3 out and put 6 in since my manual states it needs 6.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Cooke says:

    I saw a case of Seafoam on the bench. I thought that Seafoam and Marvel Mystery Oil were engine voodoo.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Warren Puckett says:

    Just think about how much money was saved when drain plugs were no longer installed on automatic transmission. I always used to drill tap and install. BUT NOW trying find a spot to do it is pretty much looking for a spot that was missed in the quest for minimizing metal.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KOSH Naranek says:

    From my experience doing these 4L60E fluid changes they hold exactly 5 qts. if you are only doing a fluid and filter change refill.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Kraus says:

    Would you recommend changing out the A-B shift solenoid while doing this? The gears are slipping like it's in neutral and revving at the same time while driving. Seems simple to replace and don't want to pay more than I should to have a mechanic do it. Also the transmission is under warranty. Should I just let the mechanic do it or do it myself?