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How much tranny fluid???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by loudandproud, May 25, 2001.

  1. loudandproud

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    How many quarts of tranny fluid does a 700R4 take?

    I am out changing my fluid right now (I'm a first timer here) so wish me luck.

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    5 quarts!

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    That's 5 quarts if you're just dropping the pan, changing the filter and refilling. If it's a new tranny with a new torque convertor, you'll need closer to 12 quarts. My Turbo 400 with the factory deep pan took 14 quarts the first time I filled it up. [​IMG] I'm pretty sure that the 700R4 takes slightly less. Somewhere around 10-12 quarts for a total fill.

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    If you are draining the fluid and the filter you should just go get a bigger trans pan. It will hold 2 extra quarts of fluid. The one I got is cast aluiminum cost about 120.00 bucks. And I plan on getting an extra trans cooler. These auto trans like to burn up easy. I don't know just an Idea for yeah.....
     
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    Could having to much fluid in the tranny make it so it won't shift out of first gear?

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    Mine took between 4 and 5. Put 4 in and drive it a little, then add more if needed. I think you really need to have the right amount, havign too much is probably bad for it. make sure you get it warm enough before you add more, I didn't wait long enough, checked it and it was low, drove around for a while, checked it again, and it was really high. Harder to take out than put in.

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    Thats the same thing I did, I didn't warm it up long enough before I added more fluid. I guess you learn from your mistake.

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