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Leaking... again...

Discussion in 'Chevy Tahoe Forum (GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade)' started by Conlan Rose, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    I really need help with this because this will be my first major repair on the truck DIY style. I'm also wondering if there is anyone nearby that may be able to help out or get me access to a lift. My main question is moving the tranny. How do I do it? Everything else seems straight forward except the tranny removal/moving part.
  2. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    I don't think that you actually have to remove the trans. You should be able to unbolt it and slide it back enough. Last time I did it I used a floor jack with a piece of wood across the top. I jacked it up so it was centered on the trans pan, then take the bolts out and roll it back a little (you will need help with this). I suggest that you go pick up a manual at a parts store so you have some guidance. From what I remember, you have to remove the bolts from the flywheel that hold the torque converter to the motor and all the bell housing bolts.
  3. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    Thanks [MENTION=51590]Pikey[/MENTION], I do have a manual for the truck its just very vague because it covers several models. I will try what u said, but do I need to remove bolts on the tranny mount to move the transmission back?
  4. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    Bought the oil pan gasket kit, rear main seal, oil, and filter.
    The pan gasket is fairly intense its over a 1/4 inch thick and doesn't need the RTV sealant. The pan kit came with filter to block adapter gaskets as well, some nifty pan holders, and some instructions.

    As always I got the Fram Tough Guard filter, but did not get the high mileage oil just the regular Pennzoil Synthetic.
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    Here's what I got.



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    The kit opened up.



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    The oil and filter. The extra bottle is for emergencies/right now because I'm still leaking oil like a mother.



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    The pan gasket, rear main seal, and filter adapters.


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    Snap-on pan holders should make this a lot easier.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
  5. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    Ok tomorrow morning the truck goes under the knife and gets fixed. If any one else has any advice please do tell now so I have time to read it and such. Thank everyone for the help I will take pictures as I go.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  6. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Good luck.
  7. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    I can't get the front drive shaft off at all the bolts on the t-case side just wont come off any advice.
  8. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Can you take it off at the front diff U-joint and leave it attached to the T case?
  9. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    No it doesn't seem to come off at only the front I tried that first.
  10. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator 1000 Posts

    The main thing is having it not turn well working on it please some one help i need it now the truck isnt in driveable condition currently and needs to be fixed.

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