How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

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How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

Post by Car54 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:18 pm

How hard is it to change the filter and fluid on these cars.

Reason I ask… my 2014 Tahoe SSV 4wd, was a bit of a PITA to do. The exhaust cross over pipe was about a 1/2 to tight to drop out the pan without pushing down on the exhaust to get the pan in and out. Or remove the crossover pipe like you should do :).

Car has 137, xxx on it and not sure if and when it was done.

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Re: How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

Post by HoldOn SV » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:24 pm

The worst part is filling it back up. I use something like this: https://www.autozone.com/test-scan-and- ... lsrc=aw.ds
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Re: How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

Post by Mooseman » Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:35 pm

Agreed and a PITA while on your back in your driveway. Also did it on a lift, much mo' betta. Still takes forever with that little hand pump. Why oh why didn't they put a dipstick???
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Re: How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

Post by HoldOn SV » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:08 pm

Mooseman wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:35 pm
Agreed and a PITA while on your back in your driveway. Also did it on a lift, much mo' betta. Still takes forever with that little hand pump. Why oh why didn't they put a dipstick???
I call it "bean-counter engineering".✂️$$$✂️
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Re: How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

Post by GammaFlat » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:15 pm

Mooseman wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:35 pm
Why oh why didn't they put a dipstick???
Just ordered the JRE. Hoping it's not as hard to install as the factory version.

https://jannettyracing.com/products/jre ... l80e-6l90e
Current: 2013 9C3, deeper trans pan, 12VoltSolutions Remote, Class III hitch, Android Auto capable radio

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Re: How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

Post by Mooseman » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:28 am

There's a factory version? Only one I'm thinking of is a truck dipstick and tube. I'm finding $80USD ($101CAD) + shipping a bit much for the JRE.
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Re: How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

Post by s/c'd cav » Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:25 pm

yes , there is a factory option from the trucks , and its pretty cheap



24267668 -25.13 - DIPSTICK
24260606 - 17.79 - TUBE
15796802 - 5.97 - SEAL

those are list prices

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Re: How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

Post by GammaFlat » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:44 am

s/c'd cav wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:25 pm
yes , there is a factory option from the trucks , and its pretty cheap
24267668 -25.13 - DIPSTICK
24260606 - 17.79 - TUBE
15796802 - 5.97 - SEAL
I can't be sure but I am getting a sense that the JRE is easier to install than the GM truck version (desperately trying to save face for paying too much). I'll go stand in the corner now.. but my trans fluid level will be correct :D. I'm betting I've been running low.
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Re: How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

Post by s/c'd cav » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:33 am

GammaFlat wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:44 am
s/c'd cav wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:25 pm
yes , there is a factory option from the trucks , and its pretty cheap
24267668 -25.13 - DIPSTICK
24260606 - 17.79 - TUBE
15796802 - 5.97 - SEAL
I can't be sure but I am getting a sense that the JRE is easier to install than the GM truck version (desperately trying to save face for paying too much). I'll go stand in the corner now.. but my trans fluid level will be correct :D. I'm betting I've been running low.
they both suck , unless you have the motor or trans out , the firewall area is to tight in that corner

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Re: How hard is it. Pan drop and filter change

Post by Mooseman » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:19 pm

What about with headers? Maybe the area is more open with those? I might give it a shot next spring when she's out of hibernation.

I also hate paying too much for anything that has a cheaper alternative that works the same or better.
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