Just talked to my dealer and they recommend the flush at 50k and GM recommends doing the filter every 100k. Will probably have them flush it and do the filter.Just hit 43k on my 2016 Colorado diesel and looking to do my first trans fluid change. Has anyone done this yet? Is there a filter? Thoughts on having it flushed?
They’re almost available from PML.I have heard, and would like your opinion. That switchingbout to a deeper pan with fins on it not only keeps it cooler (by fins) but the deeper pan hold more fluid meaning keeps transmission cooler still espically when towing. Was thinking of replacing the stock pan with a deep aluminum one.
They’re almost available from PML.
This is a very interesting subject. GM in owner’s manual 2016 Canyon has 2 maintenance schedules 1 for “normal” use and 2 for “severe” use. Normal use does not list any transmission service . Severe use has changing at 72,000 miles filter and fluid in transmission and fluid in transfer case. It is weird that there is no dipstick for transmission. The procedure for refilling transmission is unusual to say the least.They’re almost available from PML.
The confusion gets worse. Talked to 30 year Ford dealer mechanic in Virginia last weekend. He drives HD Ford diesel pickup. According to him you should not do anything to automatic transmission unless problem. New synthetic fluids last a long time. Am going to GMC dealer next week to get NOX recall ECM update. I am going to ask shop foreman what is his opinion.I believe they did away with the dipstick to eliminate the potential for contaminants to enter through. I had also thought about changing mine at 50,000 miles as well. It just doesn't sound all that fun to do, especially the refilling part. I too was thinking of going to a shop to do it. The machine I was thinking of that people said to use is one that doesn't force the fluid out violently but rather sucks out the old fluid into it and then pumps in the new fluid and is more gentle on the trans.
This is a very interesting subject. GM in owner’s manual 2016 Canyon has 2 maintenance schedules 1 for “normal” use and 2 for “severe” use. Normal use does not list any transmission service . Severe use has changing at 72,000 miles filter and fluid in transmission and fluid in transfer case. It is weird that there is no dipstick for transmission. The procedure for refilling transmission is unusual to say the least.
At 24,000 miles dealer tried to sell transfer case fluid change, I said no. They have been trying to sell me a diesel induction cleaning for $175 every time I go there for an oil change.
Dealers are pathetic and greedy . It is terrible because their pay system rewards dishonesty.
I wish I could trust GM but all of the strange
Recalls they have had, iI don’t know.
I think I am going to have the fluid and filter changed 50,000 mi intervals. I am uncertain as to by whom. I think maybe by a transmission shop. I used to do things like this myself, but I read the procedure, and you need specialized tools.
It is. Or mine was, thankfully. Got the filter with gasket kit from Rock Auto and it came with the wrong gasket. Never did return it. I put my old gasket back on and it’s been fine for 31k miles. Going to change fluid again in another 14k miles so I’ll try to change the gasket then.Im looking at changing my fluid and filter. Is the pan gasket reusable?