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transmission fluid

watcher

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I called Coyle Chevrolet and asked how much to service the transmission. 170 dollars to change fluid and filter. That seems incredibly high. Anyone have any thoughts.

 
That is likely a full flush of the fluid, not just a change of what's in the pan.
 
price is relative

and I do not know that dealership nor where  you are located...

but I suggest calling back and having them describe what they will do and then check other dealerships and mechanics... if you feel the need to change tranny fluid

 
Coyle Chevrolet is in Clarksville, IN. They are typically the highest dealer when it comes to parts and service in the Louisville, Ky area. Although they were the cheapest when I purchased my Mobil 1 Oil Cap.
It is not that difficult of a job to do. You might consider trying it yourself and save $100. 00 or more!
 
I'm not sure what the new Avs are like but my 02 is hard to do due to the exhaust being in the way of the oil pan making it hard to drop and to get at the filter so the prescribed amount of money you mentioned doesn't seem so ridiculous.
 
gulian said:
I'm not sure what the new Avs are like but my 02 is hard to do due to the exhaust being in the way of the oil pan making it hard to drop and to get at the filter so the prescribed amount of money you mentioned doesn't seem so ridiculous.

Its not so much the exhaust as it is the shift linkage. Somebody here posted a good idea and it worked for me. Remove heat shield on the pass side and use a C-clamp, one side on the shift linkage and the other side on the front driveshaft, to pry the linkage out of the way. The pan will come out much easier now :love:
 
I called a bunch of dealers to get prices - they were all over the place and wanted to charge separately:  One price to flush and another to drop the pan and change the filter.  One place said they didn't do or recommend flushes.

Today I called transmission and maintenance places all over town to get prices for flushing the system (including torque converter) and changing the filter - best price was at Aamco - but their 4 different locations gave me 3 different prices.  The best one was $129.99.  So my truck is once again happily maintained.

They also quoted $99 to change both diffs and the transfer case.
 
gulian said:
I'm not sure what the new Avs are like but my 02 is hard to do due to the exhaust being in the way of the oil pan making it hard to drop and to get at the filter so the prescribed amount of money you mentioned doesn't seem so ridiculous.

I'm with you on the exhaust crossover pipe making it impossible to drop the tranny pan.  I had to disconnect the exhaust, take the rear tranny mount bolt out and raise the the tranny with a lift to get enough clearance to drop the pan.  My '07 looks far more accessible, BUT the '07 doesn't have a drain plug like my '02 did......there goes the General again, cutting $.25 out of the cost. :E: and making the job MUCH harder and MUCH messier.
 
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