Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Transmission Fluid Change in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Originally Posted by svvovan
I want to check the oil level in the gearbox? The oil level ...
Question regarding transmission filter and fluid change in low mileage 2004 ESV:
I bought this truck with very low mileage and wanted to ensure all maintenance was up-to-date. I did have a hard time removing the transmission pan, but eventually did and got the fluid changed too (Dex VI). However, now I feel some "slipping" between 4-5th gear shifts around 50-55mph where the tachometer jumps between 1500-2000rpm very briefly. It does not always happen, but often enough that I concerned I knocked something loose while under there.
The truck (2004 ESV) has only 60k miles and the old fluid looked very clean when I 'flushed' using the pump method into bucket. Therefore I think the transmission is good, but I must have done something. What could I have done that would have taken a nice shifting transmission and caused a poor 4-5th shift?
UPDATE: Thanks to 'Cadillac Man', I now understand that I was not checking the fluid level properly. Checking and adding fluid while at 'operating temp' revealed I was nearly 2 qts low! Thank you, sir.