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I was changing a auto trans filter on my newly purchased preowned 99 K1500 GMC (older style) truck. After removing the filter I thought I was supposed to remove the rubber gasket that goes around the filter neck from the truck (it didn't come off with the filter). I notcied that this filter is different than the filter on my other '92 K1500 Blazer - that filter has an orange o-ring, that you change along with the filter. Anyway on the 99 trick, I removed this gasket and now it looks like I shouldn't have - it looks as if this gasket supposed to stay in the trans. Most of the gasket is now damaged and cannot be reused. I don't think I can put the filter back in the truck with some of the gasket missing (the top part is now missing). Has anyone ever done this too or can anyone offer have any advice. I was thinking of trying to get the gasket at a GM dealer and then replacing it.

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Thanks guys; I'm all set. Thanks again for your help. Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you have the new filter yet? It should come with the fitting you describe. I have a 97 and this fitting is metal with a rubber seal that the filter neck slides into. Its a PITA to get the old one out on my truck. I usually use a flat screw driver to twist the old one out. I use a fat wood dowel to tap the new one in place.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

Try this http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?...Specialty+Tools

 

Works well.

 

The best way would be to use a blind hole puller but expensive http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/OTC-4581.html http://www.otctools.com/frames-newcatalog.php3

 

Other's use a screwdriver to bend the seal enough to pull it out with a pair of needle nose pliers. Some use a file and cut through the side of the seal. YOU SHOULD MAKE SURE YOU DON'T SCORE the transmission bore which could cause leaks. Some just leave it in there and put the new filter in because it's to hard to get out but since your's is already damaged you should remove it completely and replace.

 

The transmission filter comes with a new seal.

 

 

 

 

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here's another tool for the seal as well as a broken filter in the bore

 

http://www.teckpak-fitzall.com/teckfitz/pr...ixall_tools.htm

 

THE FIXALL INTERNAL

SEAL REMOVER

T350-302 for 440T4, 4T60E & 4L60E!

Remove the GM internal metal clad seals

without damaging the case. This three piece

set removes tube seals, filter seal,

and broken filter neck.

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That tool looks like something that could be easily made. Appears to be just a threaded fitting that screws into the seal and onto a slide hammer.

Has anyone tried to make anything like this? I dont have a slide hammer, but since I am thinking of changing my trans filter today maybe I will see if I can find something that fits.

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Do you have the new filter yet? It should come with the fitting you describe. I have a 97 and this fitting is metal with a rubber seal that the filter neck slides into. Its a PITA to get the old one out on my truck. I usually use a flat screw driver to twist the old one out. I use a fat wood dowel to tap the new one in place.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Steve

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Do you have the new filter yet? It should come with the fitting you describe. I have a 97 and this fitting is metal with a rubber seal that the filter neck slides into. Its a PITA to get the old one out on my truck. I usually use a flat screw driver to twist the old one out. I use a fat wood dowel to tap the new one in place.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Steve

 

A '92 truck should not have a 4L60E transmission, as it was not an OBDII vehicle. It should have a 4L60, however. Same transmission with the exception of the electronic controls.

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That tool looks like something that could be easily made. Appears to be just a threaded fitting that screws into the seal and onto a slide hammer.

Has anyone tried to make anything like this? I dont have a slide hammer, but since I am thinking of changing my trans filter today maybe I will see if I can find something that fits.

 

Like you this looks relatively simple. I would simply take a piece of pipe slightly larger than the ID of the seal, weld a nut on it that will fit on a small slide hammer, then thread the pipe the opposite thread direction. It wouldn't be that hard, I wouldn't think.

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Do you have the new filter yet? It should come with the fitting you describe. I have a 97 and this fitting is metal with a rubber seal that the filter neck slides into. Its a PITA to get the old one out on my truck. I usually use a flat screw driver to twist the old one out. I use a fat wood dowel to tap the new one in place.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

Try this http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?...Specialty+Tools

 

Works well.

 

The best way would be to use a blind hole puller but expensive http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/OTC-4581.html http://www.otctools.com/frames-newcatalog.php3

 

Other's use a screwdriver to bend the seal enough to pull it out with a pair of needle nose pliers. Some use a file and cut through the side of the seal. YOU SHOULD MAKE SURE YOU DON'T SCORE the transmission bore which could cause leaks. Some just leave it in there and put the new filter in because it's to hard to get out but since your's is already damaged you should remove it completely and replace.

 

The transmission filter comes with a new seal.

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