2007 Silverado Transmission Fluid Capacity: A Guide to Maintenance

2007 Silverado Transmission Fluid Capacity

When it comes to taking care of your 2007 Silverado, one of the essential maintenance tasks is checking and changing the transmission fluid. The transmission fluid plays a crucial role in keeping your vehicle’s transmission system running smoothly. In this article, we will discuss the transmission fluid capacity for the 2007 Silverado and provide you with all the information you need to keep your truck in top shape.

Transmission Fluid Capacity and Type

Before we dive into the details, let’s start with the basics. The 2007 Silverado comes with different transmission options, so it’s important to know which one you have. Here are the transmission fluid capacities for the various options:

Transmission Fluid Capacity (Quarts) Fluid Capacity (Liters)
4-Speed Automatic (4L60-E) 4.7 4.4
4-Speed Automatic (4L80-E) 7.7 7.3
6-Speed Automatic (6L80) 11.4 10.8
6-Speed Automatic (6L90) 11.4 10.8

Now that you know the transmission fluid capacity for your specific transmission, let’s talk about the type of fluid you should use. For the 4-Speed Automatic (4L60-E) transmission, you should use Dexron III or Dexron VI automatic transmission fluid. For the 4-Speed Automatic (4L80-E), 6-Speed Automatic (6L80), and 6-Speed Automatic (6L90) transmissions, you should use Dexron VI automatic transmission fluid.

Changing the Transmission Fluid

Changing the transmission fluid in your 2007 Silverado is a relatively straightforward process. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Make sure your truck is parked on a level surface and the engine is turned off.
  2. Locate the transmission fluid pan underneath the vehicle. It is usually a rectangular-shaped pan towards the rear of the engine.
  3. Place a drain pan underneath the transmission fluid pan to catch the old fluid.
  4. Remove the bolts securing the transmission fluid pan and carefully lower it down to drain the fluid.
  5. Once all the fluid has drained, clean the pan and the magnet inside it. The magnet helps to collect any metal particles that may have accumulated.
  6. Install a new transmission fluid filter if necessary.
  7. Reinstall the transmission fluid pan and tighten the bolts securely.
  8. Locate the transmission fluid dipstick, usually located near the back of the engine bay.
  9. Remove the dipstick and use a funnel to add the appropriate amount of new transmission fluid according to the capacity mentioned earlier.
  10. Start the engine and let it idle for a few minutes.
  11. With the engine still running, check the transmission fluid level using the dipstick. Add more fluid if necessary.
  12. Replace the dipstick and close the hood.

Remember, safety is crucial when working on your vehicle. Always wear protective gloves and eyewear, and exercise caution when working underneath the vehicle. If you are unsure about performing the transmission fluid change yourself, it is always recommended to consult a professional mechanic.

Now that you have all the information you need, you can confidently take care of your 2007 Silverado’s transmission fluid. Regularly checking and changing the fluid will help ensure the longevity and smooth operation of your truck’s transmission system. Keep your Silverado running strong!

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