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2004 GMC: pull..sierra 2500..2500 Duramax truck)..seal

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Need to pull my transmission (2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax truck) to replace transmission front pump seal. I am looking for a manual to use a guide.........where can I find this?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Bob replied 6 years ago.
XXXXXor 4? Allison trans?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Bob's Post: 4x4 Allison transmission. I want to pull the tranmission and replace the front pump seal. I have never attempted something this major (major to me) and want to have a manual on hand before starting.
Expert:  Bob replied 6 years ago.
If I sent you instructions for trans removal and seal installation, from the GM service manual could you print a copy? You may need to rent a couple of special tools, like a trans jack and a seal installer, etc. Your right, it is a major job and when the trans is out you want to be sure to inspect the edges of the converter for any nicks etc so it doesn't leak again when you put it back together. Thanks
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Bob's Post: Can you send pages in digital (PDF?) format? If you can I could print them. I have a motorcycle jack that I think would work, but have no idea where to rent a seal installer (not sure what it looks like)...Is there any other seals you would reccommend I should buy and have on hand for this type of job? The mechanic at GM said the transmission pump seal is the problem, but then if I have the converted off the transmission, I want to have anything I need on hand. He will charge me $2900 to do this job...so far I can't figure out why its so expensive for a $12 part, how many hours labour does the book say to perform this task?
Expert:  Bob replied 6 years ago.

I can't convert it to pdf, but will send it in posts and you can try to print it from here. Any parts store will have a seal installer. When you buy the seal rent one that fits the seal. It is just a plastic tool used to drive the seal into place, will try to send a picture of one for you. You will spend a whole weekend doing the job. I do not have a flat rate manual, o can't look it up. You will need to remove the transfer case first, then the trans and converter. The special tools they mention for holding the converter are nothing more than a flat piece of metal to bolt over the front of the trans so the converter don't fall out. As long as your careful they are not needed. All you should need it the seal if the converter is not nicked or damaged at the seal surface. His price is awful hight though I can tell you that for sure.


Transfer Case Assembly Replacement

Removal Procedure


    Object Number: 860643  Size: SH

  1. Remove the transfer case shield, if equipped.
  2. Remove the front propeller shaft. .
  3. Remove the rear propeller shaft. .
  4. Remove the in-line to engine harness electrical connector (1) from the bracket.
  5. Disconnect the gear indicator switch electrical connector (2).
  6. Disconnect the speed sensor electrical connector (4).
  7. Remove the harness clips (3) from the transfer case.
  8. Reposition the harness.
    Object Number: 715667  Size: SH

  9. Remove the vent hose.
  10. Remove the control rod. .
  11. Support the transmission with a suitable transmission jack stand.
    Object Number: 647997  Size: SH

  12. Remove the transmission mount nuts.
  13. Raise the transmission slightly in order to remove the transmission support
    Object Number: 652595  Size: SH

  14. Remove the transmission support bolts.
  15. Remove the transmission support.
  16. Support the transfer case with a suitable jack stand.
    Object Number: 715661  Size: SH

  17. Remove the transmission mount bolts.
    Object Number: 648001  Size: SH

  18. Remove the transmission mount.
    Object Number: 715663  Size: SH

  19. Remove the transfer case adapter nuts.
    Object Number: 828574  Size: SH

  20. Remove the shift control switch harness bracket.

    Important: The following service procedure must be performed with the assistance from another technician.

  21. Separate the transfer case from the transmission by moving the transfer case straight back toward the rear of the vehicle.
  22. Rotate the transfer case so that the front output shaft is above the torsion bar bracket.
  23. Rotate the transfer case (with the input shaft slightly lowered) so that the transfer case is parallel to the torsion bar bracket.
  24. Lower the transfer case.

Installation Procedure


    Object Number: 828574  Size: SH

    Important: The following installation procedure must be performed with the assistance of another technician.

  1. Raise the transfer case into position (the transfer case should be parallel to the torsion bar bracket).
  2. Rotate the transfer case so that it is in line with the adapter.
  3. Install the transfer case.
  4. Install the shift control switch harness bracket.
    Object Number: 715663  Size: SH

    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

  5. Install the transfer case adapter nuts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nuts to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).


    Object Number: 648001  Size: SH

  6. Install the transmission mount.
    Object Number: 715661  Size: SH

  7. Install the transmission mount bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 47 N·m (35 lb ft).


    Object Number: 652595  Size: SH

  8. Install the crossmember.
  9. Install the crossmember bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 70 N·m (52 lb ft).


    Object Number: 647997  Size: SH

  10. Lower the transfer case and transmission onto the transmission support.
  11. Install the transmission mount nuts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nuts to 40 N·m (30 lb ft).

  12. Remove the support from the transfer case.
  13. Remove the transmission jack stand.
  14. Install the control rod. .
    Object Number: 715667  Size: SH

  15. Install the vent hose.
    Object Number: 860643  Size: SH

  16. Position the harness.
  17. Install the harness clips (3) to the transfer case.
  18. Connect the speed sensor electrical connector (4).
  19. Connect the gear indicator switch electrical connector (2).
  20. Install the in-line to engine harness electrical connector (1) to the bracket.
  21. Install the rear propeller shaft. .
  22. Install the front propeller shaft. .
  23. Check the fluid level. Add fluid if necessary.
  24. Install the transfer case shield, if equipped.

 

Transfer Case Control Rod Replacement

Removal Procedure

Important: Before beginning the following service procedure, place a automatic transmission equipped vehicle into the PARK position, place a manual transmission equipped vehicle into FIRST GEAR. Then place the transfer case in the 2 HI position.


    Object Number: 649764  Size: SH

  1. Remove the transfer case shield, if equipped.
  2. Remove the front propeller shaft. .
  3. Important: When performing this service procedure, use a small pocket screwdriver in order to release the retaining clip on the ends of the control rod.

  4. Remove the control rod from the control lever.
    Object Number: 396830  Size: SH

  5. Remove the control rod from the shift lever.
  6. Remove the control rod.

Installation Procedure

Important:

Before installing a NEW control rod, loosen the adjusting bolt on the control rod so it slides with slight resistance.
When installing the control rod on the control levers, a snapping sound should be heard or felt upon installation.

 


    Object Number: 396830  Size: SH

  1. Install the control rod onto the control lever first.
    Object Number: 396831  Size: SH

  2. Slide the control rod forward.
  3. Install the control rod onto the shift control lever.
    Object Number: 649765  Size: SH

    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

  4. Tighten the control rod adjusting bolt.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolt to 15 N·m (11 lb ft).

  5. Install the front propeller shaft. .
  6. Install the transfer case shield, if equipped.
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Expert:  Bob replied 6 years ago.

Ran out of room. lol I really think you should rent a trans jack as this thing is heavy and they are adjustable to change angle etc.

Transmission Replacement (With 6.6L Engine)

Tools Required

J 21366 Converter Holding Strap
J 44257 Connector Removal Tool

Removal Procedure

 

Important: If replacing a failed transmission, the "FastLearn" (adapt) procedure must be performed. This can be done in one step using a scan tool. If this procedure is not done, the transmission control module's (TCM's) adaptive values will still be at the settings that it learned for the old transmission, and will be in slow adaptive mode. Under these conditions, it would take an unacceptably long time for the adaptive values to converge to levels suitable for the new transmission.


    Object Number: 401885  Size: SH

  1. Disconnect both of the negative battery cables. .
  2. Remove the transmission fluid level indicator.
  3. Raise the vehicle until the right front wheel and tire can be removed.
  4. Remove the right front wheel and tire.
  5. Remove the right front wheel house inner panel retainers (2).
  6. Disconnect any harness retainers attached to the inner panel.
  7. Remove the inner panel (1).
    Object Number: 674619  Size: SH

  8. Remove the positive battery cable nut and cable from the starter.
  9. Remove the solenoid nut and wire from the starter.
    Object Number: 660305  Size: SH

  10. Remove the starter motor bolts and reposition the starter.
    Object Number: 310119  Size: SH

  11. Remove the engine protection shield bolts and shield.
    Object Number: 702519  Size: SH

    Important: Rotate the engine clockwise ONLY, rotating the engine counterclockwise may loosen the crankshaft balancer bolt.

  12. Rotate the engine clockwise, using the crankshaft bolt in order to access the torque converter bolts thru the starter opening. Have an assistant rotate the engine while aligning the bolts.
  13. Remove the torque converter bolts.
  14. Completely raise the vehicle.
  15. Drain the transmission fluid.
    Object Number: 686691  Size: SH

  16. Disconnect the shift cable from the selector lever ball stud (5) and remove the cable from the bracket (3).
    Object Number: 686689  Size: SH

  17. Remove the shift cable bracket bolts and bracket (2) from the transmission.
  18. Reposition the bracket with the cable attached off to the side.
    Object Number: 702521  Size: SH

  19. Remove the fuel line retainer (1) bolts on the left side of the transmission.
    Object Number: 702523  Size: SH

  20. Remove the fuel line bracket nut from the converter housing stud.
    Object Number: 702774  Size: SH

  21. Disconnect the turbine speed sensor (1) and input speed sensor (2) electrical connectors.
  22. Disconnect the output speed sensor (3) electrical connector. If the vehicle is equipped withXXXXX(4WD), the output speed sensor is located on the transfer case and will be disconnected later.
    Object Number: 659284  Size: SH

  23. Disconnect the transmission main electrical connector. J 44257 may be used, but is not required.
    Object Number: 694239  Size: SH

  24. Disconnect the park/neutral position (PNP) switch electrical connector.
  25. Remove the exhaust hanger bolts and reposition the hanger.
  26. If the vehicle is aXXXXX(2WD), remove the propeller shaft. Object Number: 647997  Size: SH

  27. Support the transmission with a transmission jack.
  28. If the vehicle is a 2WD, remove the transmission mount nuts.
    Object Number: 652595  Size: SH

  29. If the vehicle is a 2WD, remove the transmission support bracket bolts.
  30. If the vehicle is a 2WD, remove the transmission support bolts and nuts.
    Object Number: 702771  Size: SH

  31. Remove the transmission mount bolts (1).
  32. Remove the transmission mount.
  33. If the vehicle is equipped with 4WD, remove the transfer case.
  34. Reposition any wiring harness branches out of the way.
    Object Number: 702527  Size: SH

  35. Secure a safety chain around the transmission. Use care not to overlap any wiring, fuel lines, or other related components.
    Object Number: 686709  Size: SH

  36. Disconnect the transmission oil cooler lines (1, 2) from the transmission.
  37. Plug the transmission oil cooler line fittings in the transmission case, if necessary.
  38. If the vehicle is equipped with a power take off (PTO) unit , disconnect and/or remove any necessary components to facilitate transmission removal.
    Object Number: 702776  Size: SH

  39. Remove the transmission fill tube nuts from the converter housing studs.
    Object Number: 702529  Size: SH

  40. Remove the wire harness/vent tube bracket nut from the converter housing stud and reposition the bracket.
    Object Number: 686685  Size: SH

  41. Remove the remaining converter housing bolts and studs.
  42. Separate the transmission from the engine.
    Object Number: 702530  Size: SH

  43. Install J 21366 to the converter housing in order to keep the torque converter from sliding off of the turbine shaft.
  44. Carefully lower the transmission from the vehicle while simultaneously removing the fill tube.
  45. Remove the J 21366 .

Installation Procedure

 


    Object Number: 702530  Size: SH

  1. Install J 21366 to the converter housing in order to keep the torque converter from sliding off of the turbine shaft.
  2. Raise the transmission into place while simultaneously installing the transmission fill tube.
  3. Remove the J 21366

     


    Object Number: 686685  Size: SH

    Important: Do not install the transmission by drawing it to the engine using the studs and bolts.

  4. Align the transmission with the engine using the alignment dowels located at the rear of the engine.

    Important: Ensure that the torque converter can be rotated before tightening the bolts and studs.

  5. Install the converter housing bolts and studs.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts/studs to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).


    Object Number: 702529  Size: SH

  6. Install the wire harness/vent tube bracket and nut to the converter housing stud.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nut to 18 N·m (13 lb ft).


    Object Number: 702776  Size: SH

  7. Install the transmission fill tube and nuts to the converter housing studs.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nuts to 18 N·m (13 lb ft).

  8. If the vehicle is equipped with a PTO unit, connect and/or install the components at this time.
    Object Number: 702527  Size: SH

  9. Remove the safety chain from around the transmission.
  10. Install the transfer case, if the vehicle is equipped with 4WD.
    Object Number: 702771  Size: SH

  11. If the vehicle is a 2WD, install the transmission mount.
  12. If the vehicle is a 2WD, install the transmission mount bolts (1).

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 50 N·m (37 lb ft).


    Object Number: 652595  Size: SH

  13. Install the transmission support.
  14. If the vehicle is a 2WD, install the transmission support bolts and nuts.
  15. If the vehicle is a 2WD, install the transmission support bracket bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts/nuts to 95 N·m (70 lb ft).


    Object Number: 647997  Size: SH

  16. If the vehicle is a 2WD, install the transmission mount nuts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nuts to 40 N·m (30 lb ft).

  17. Remove the transmission jack.
  18. If the vehicle is a 2WD, install the propeller shaft. Object Number: 694239  Size: SH

  19. Position the exhaust hanger and install the bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 12 N·m (106 lb in).

  20. Position the wiring harness branches.
  21. Connect the PNP switch electrical connectors.
    Object Number: 702524  Size: SH

  22. Connect the transmission main electrical connector (2).
    Object Number: 702774  Size: SH

  23. Connect the output speed sensor (3) electrical connector. If the vehicle is equipped with 4WD, the output speed sensor is located on the transfer case and has been connected during the transfer case installation.
  24. Connect the turbine speed sensor (1) and the input speed sensor (2) electrical connectors.
    Object Number: 702523  Size: SH

  25. Install the fuel line bracket and nut to the transmission converter housing stud.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nut to 18 N·m (13 lb ft).


    Object Number: 702521  Size: SH

  26. Install the fuel line retainer (1) and bolts to the left side of the transmission.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 2.5 N·m (22 lb in).


    Object Number: 686689  Size: SH

  27. Install the shift cable bracket (2) and bolts to the transmission.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).


    Object Number: 686691  Size: SH

  28. Install the shift cable to the bracket (3) and the selector lever ball stud (5).
    Object Number: 713136  Size: SH

  29. Remove the access hole cover (1) on the converter housing in order to rotate the converter and align the first torque converter bolt.
    Object Number: 702519  Size: SH

  30. If reusing the torque converter bolts, clean the bolt threads and apply Loctite 242 GM P/N 12345382 (Canadian P/N 10953489), or equivalent to the threads prior to installation.
  31. Install the torque converter bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 60 N·m (44 lb ft).

  32. Install the converter housing access hole cover.
    Object Number: 310119  Size: SH

  33. Install the engine protection shield and bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 20 N·m (15 lb ft).


    Object Number: 660305  Size: SH

  34. Position and install the starter motor bolts.

    Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 78 N·m (58 lb ft).


    Object Number: 674619  Size: SH

  35. Install the solenoid wire and nut to the starter.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nut to 3.4 N·m (30 lb in).

  36. Install the positive battery cable and nut to the starter.

    Tighten
    Tighten the nut to 9 N·m (80 lb in).


    Object Number: 401885  Size: SH

  37. Install the inner panel (1).
  38. Connect any harness retainers to the inner panel.
  39. Install the right front wheel house inner panel retainers (2).
  40. Install the right front wheel and tire.
    Object Number: 686709  Size: SH

  41. Remove the plugs from the transmission oil cooler line fittings in the transmission case, if necessary.
  42. Flush the transmission oil cooler and lines, if necessary.
  43. Connect the transmission oil cooler lines (1, 2) to the transmission.
  44. Lower the vehicle.
  45. Connect both negative battery cables.
  46. Fill the transmission with new transmission fluid.
  47. Install the transmission fluid level indicator.
  48. If a replacement transmission was installed, perform the "FastLearn" procedure using a scan tool.
Expert:  Bob replied 6 years ago.

There is a picture of a seal installer in this one. The removal tool is a slide hammer with a hook on the end. First picture.

Torque Converter Fluid Seal Replacement

Tools Required

J 24171-A Seal and Dust Shield Remover
J 43772 Torque Converter Seal Installer

Removal Procedure


    Object Number: 659305  Size: SH

  1. Remove the torque converter from the transmission.
  2. Obtain J 24171-A and install the tip (3) with a 90 degree hook onto the end of the slide-hammer (1).
  3. Position the 90 degree hook behind the rear face of the seal outer case (2). Remove the torque converter seal using the slide-hammer.
  4. Inspect the seal bore for scratches. Remove any scratches in the seal bore using crocus cloth.

Installation Procedure


    Object Number: 659308  Size: SH

  1. Install the new seal (2) onto the J 43772 . Position the seal so the seal lip is outward and the face of the steel case is against the driving face (1) on the tool.
    Object Number: 659313  Size: SH

  2. Slide J 43772 over the turbine shaft and the stator shaft until the seal starts into the seal bore. Strike the J 43772 with a mallet (1) to drive the seal into the seal bore. The seal is installed correctly when the shoulder of the J 43772 squarely contacts the outer surface of the oil pump.
  3. Install the torque converter into the transmission.

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