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1. Connected suction pump through dip stick. ( Amazon $250- ).
2. Stopped on its own at 4 Quarts in site window, pan empty.
3. Hooked up Crow Bar on Exhaust Pipe right side, Bottle jack under Crow Bar to lower exhaust about 1/2". [ You do NOT have to remove transmission mount or exhaust components......
4. Dropped Pan, has a small puddle of fluid left, nothing major to spill, suction pump did a great job.
5. Removed pan and Filter.
6. Confirmed new gasket and filter were a match, (You do NOT need the gasket, it can be reused).
7. Sprayed Transmission under body with brake fluid.
8. Cleaned Magnet and pan. ( 1 SOS brillow pad does wonders on pan inside and out. )
9. Dried pan and gave it a spray down with brake cleaner to remove any fibers left from the shop rag.
10. Installed new filter. ( Did not change gasket that goes on the filter neck, existing one was in good shape and I did not want to risk damaging the area where it stood).
11. Reinstalled clean pan.
12. Removed bottle jack and crow bar.
13. Snug all bolts to spec.
14. Disconnected top transmission Line from radiator. A: Pull Back on black ring to expose clip. Remove spring clip. DO NOT LOOSE THE LITTLE SPRING CLIP. BE VERY CAREFUL, bugger likes to jump like a cave cricket !!!!
15. Connected suction pump to radiator. [ Connected a Brake Line Bleeder end cap to the suction line of the vacuum pump, it fit snugly right in the radiator ]
16. Added 4 Quarts of fresh fluid through transmission fill tube..
17. Turned on suction.
18. Started car, ran till I saw a bit of air in line.
19. Turned off car, added 2 more quarts.... repeat 17,18
20. Did this 2 more times till clean fluid came out.
21. Reconnected transmission line. [ Removed Air Cleaner box (optional) to give me more room to replace the clip on the trans line. Hardest part of the job is to get the clip back in to secure the transmission line to the radiator fitting. ] TIP!!! Get one end to seat in grove then with a needle nose pull the other end of the clip out and over to get it to seat, Push black cover back over ring.
22. Start car, check fluid level, add 1/2 quart at a time.
23. Cycle transmission through all the gears several times.
24. Step 22 again and again till its perfect.
25. WASH THE DOG BEFORE THE WIFE GETS HOME.......
 

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Had transmission done at dealer at 45K, I think I did a better job. I doubt they take the time to clean the magnet and the pan.
 

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What's. That suction pump called and how much was it and where did you get it?
 

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SOME PARTS I HAD RESEARCHED AND USED ON 09 ESCALADE ESV PLATINUM

FLUID EXTRACTOR > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IFD5UDQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ONLY $269- NUTS I SAY !!!! I DONT TRUST SHOPS FOR SIMPLE STUFF ANY MORE. :rolleyes: They will never " 99.999999999 % of the time " do the job the way I would.

BEST OIL FILTER > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C5SYH68/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

AIR FILTER > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C9WK20/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

OIL Mobil 1 5W-30 Extended Performance Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 qt. >ONLY $26.68- NO CUPONS OR MAIL IN NEEDED. NUTS I SAY !!!! http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-5W-30-Extended-Performance-Full-Synthetic-Motor-Oil-5-qt./17128876

TRANS PAN GASKET (NOT NEEDED BUT I WANTED TO PUT A NE ONE) JUST ME.... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013FLAT6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

TRANS FILTER > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NWA7K8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

REAR DIFF GASKET ( NOT NEEDED ) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UC7KPK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

ONE OF THE BEST BATTERY'S > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008FWCLHU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

BEST COFFEE > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002RO9TBS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Mix Jack Russell Terrier / Corge. Abandoned in a parking lot by a ruthless family.... Only a Pup. Best Dog I could ever ask for.

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Um.... I have a major confession......

You know step 14....... Well...... :suspense:

I actually connected the suction pump to the wrong end of the line. When I started the truck, I did not see any fluid going through the hose.....

The job was so neat and clean up to this step..... I connected the suction pump to the wrong end and by the time I figured it out, about 2 quarts in the driveway....

Whew, I feel better now. It was still worth it. Saved a couple of hundred bucks, education.... Priceless!!!! :thumbsup:

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P.S. I purchased 2 sets of Plastic Ramps from Autozone several years ago. I drive the Trucks, cars up on all four ramps. Best Lift for inspections fluid changes!
 

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Used Vacuum Pump to suction out Power Steering Fluid, small hose went all the way to the bottom. Refilled with fresh fluid. Cleaned tube and suctioned out Master Cylinder, filled with fresh fluid and did a Power Flush with MOTIVE system.
 

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FLUID EXTRACTOR > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IFD5UDQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00 ONLY $269- NUTS I SAY !!!! I DONT TRUST SHOPS FOR SIMPLE STUFF ANY MORE. They will never " 99.999999999 % of the time " do the job the way I would.
 

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Yes, I agree, I did the research, did not want to fuss with the pumping, wanted to be able to hold a lot of old fluids before I have to deal with dumping it, wanted a easy / no mess way of dumping, with this unit, I simply place the hose in any old jugs ( Wiper Fluid, Fabric softener, etc...) then open the valve and it will fill each one quickly and neatly, then I just drop them off at a local Jiffy Lube for recycling. The only part I do Not use and did not connect it the Top Drain Pan, I don't have a lift. ( Next Life LOL ) I use 4 Plastic Ramps and drive up on all four... Been doing that for many years now, just enough clearance to do inspections, oil changes etc. Once you hook up your compressor, I will suction till the cows come home. Have a dewalt compressor.
I've used it so far on 3 vehicle's for:
Transmission Fluid, Master Cylinder, Power Steering.
 

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Ohh, there is no pumping unless you want to do it manually. You hook up your air compressor and let it go. Simple and easy, no mess.
 

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K9Caddy, I stand corrected, some of the items I stated were incorrect, your unit does some of the same.
 

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No issues. Just pointing out some cheaper options, for the poor like me. :D Anyway, good job changing the trans filter. GM couldn't of made more difficult.
 

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No Worries K9Caddy.... Its great to let others know what works for us. I looked at that unit before I went with this one from Amazon. Similar units like the one I purchased go for over $600- I have no idea how they can manufacture / and ship so cheep, its amazing. One of the reviews I read on the unit you have is that its hard to see how much was drained when it gets dirty. But, if I did not get this unit, the one you have would be my next choice. Thanks for posting the link for others.
I tried to get a clear answer on removing the pan, but could not locate one. I enjoy working on the truck, so the bottle jack and a crow bar worked for me ( 2x4 would have been safer ). The cool thing was that after doing the suction, only about a cup of fluid remained in the pad when I removed it. No mess until I screwed up with the Connection on the Radiator.
 
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