i have a 2006 chevy silverado 4/4 with 89,000 miles on it. a week and half ago, i had it to the local chevy garage to have the tranny oil replaced, along with the filter. Tuesday my youngest son asked if we could take it up north of us to pick up a welder he bought. so off we go-on the way back i thought it wasn't shifting right-from the sound of it.
got home to his place-to unload the welder-and i started looking on the ground, and i see drips of oil. so i asked the boy to look underneath it-as right away i'm thinking-nothing has leaked on it before this all these yrs.
turns out the oil cooler lines was broke-cracked-i have no idea-cause we parked it-cause their was only a bit of oil on the dipstick then. i had it hauled back to the same chevy garage that had the pan down--why?-cause they was the last ones to touch it. is my believing
so my question to all u fellas--do u think them lines that run alongside of the tranny pan could have been pushed to the side to let the pan down-been cracked -because of that-and then started leaking
or was they rusted or corroded badly enough that with just touching them-caused them to go over the edge then-crack-break?? i talked to the tech that day-i had the oil changed-so if he would of thought they was shot(so to speak) i wished he would of came out and said-hey them lines are bad-they need changed-i would of agreed-and said change em.
wife stopped in at the garage yesterday-after she took her mother back to the home(she lives at the old folks home)-both places in the same town. boy i really want to be up there when it goes on the lift-just to find out for sure. i looked on rock auto yesterday-and if i was even close both lines from there is a bit under $30-i don't even know if i was on the right parts for sure.
i just hope nothing in my tranny was hurt by being that low on oil-jeepers-it seems it never ends -even if u take special care of a vehicle .
so give me some feed back--i'm waiting! and yes it should of been traded 3 yrs ago-instead i bought my x-475 at the time