I got a question for anyone that can help me, I have a 2002 chevy silverdo pickup with 5.3 automatic the tranny fuild has not been changed and it has 107,000 miles on her. What is the best way I should go about having it done, should I have it backflushed or not I would like to do it myself any suggestions on what I should do Thanks for your Help???

25

Asked by Mar 01, 2015 at 10:46 AM about the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab Short Bed 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Or should I take it in?

4 Answers

25,155

Have it changed, the filter as well. If there is any concern about old gunk and debris being loosened by the new tranny fluid, then do a second fluid/filter change after running it for a short period of time, the second change will catch all of that. ATF contains detergents that will clean/loosen gunk, so it's not the backflush that dislodges that but the new fluid. It's NEVER a good idea to leave old dirty fluid in a beat tranny. Change it, and change it again if you have to.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
68,435

If you don't use the truck for heavy duty driving such as towing a trailer then you're due for a fluid change each 100,000 miles. So at 107,000 miles you're right there. Do as Ken said and change the fluid and filter. You don't need a flush. Actually flushing can do more harm than good by damaging seals and other internal components that were not designed for the pressure of the flushing machine. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer
25

Thanks for your answers I will certainly do that thanks again My fellow friends,Happy motoring!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
68,435

You're welcome. Glad to help. Thank you for the best answer click as well. -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 183,083 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $1,495.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,410
#2 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 1,950
#3 Silverado_owner_2006
Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,650
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
788 Great Deals out of 68,701 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford F-150
2,167 Great Deals out of 195,111 listings starting at $290
Used Dodge Ram 1500
420 Great Deals out of 10,945 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
298 Great Deals out of 28,514 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
458 Great Deals out of 34,712 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
518 Great Deals out of 43,167 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
597 Great Deals out of 32,881 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
348 Great Deals out of 31,370 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
324 Great Deals out of 44,694 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
13 Great Deals out of 246 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
12 Great Deals out of 277 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
283 Great Deals out of 127,899 listings starting at $20,589
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
131 Great Deals out of 5,704 listings starting at $18,995
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
225 Great Deals out of 8,353 listings starting at $12,950
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
257 Great Deals out of 10,262 listings starting at $9,798
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
162 Great Deals out of 4,953 listings starting at $7,988

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.