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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dropped my tranny pan to change filter and found odd part floating. Looks like a tiny lobster trap float with an o-ring around it. Is yellow-cream colored plastic, about one inch in diameter, resembles a bullet head with a short stick jammed in it's base. Can't see where it goes, haven't seen anything like it in any exploded views of 4rw70 trannies, don't want to put the pan back on until I figure out what it is.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 04:21 PM
 
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That is a plug that the factory uses when assembling the vehicle. It is in the hole where the dipstick tube goes before the tube is installed.
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You can throw it away.
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its left in there from the factory, throw it away.
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its the watchamacallit plug, you cant run the car without it.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 05:55 PM
 
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That would the first fluid change indicator plug...
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The turn signal fluid is next to the Flux capacitor. And dont forget the Dipstick return spring!

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Dipstick return spring huh? Thats a new one to me. I have to use that one day. Thanks david!!!!
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That would the first fluid change indicator plug...
And real scary to find when changing the fluid on a 98 CV police interceptor tranny with 155K on it, yikes!
Just had this happen on the wifes car. The good news is that the tranny isn't acting up and the torque converter shutter is gone. Testament to having a tranny cooler from the factory. I think that's the only thing that saved it.

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hope you didnt mess up your driveshaft positioning sensor.
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