1996 TBird, 4R70W Question
1996 Thunderbird, 175000 miles
I recently picked up this TBird, which replaces my old 1994 Cougar 3.8.
On that Cougar, I updated the Fluid to Mercon V (and changed the 1-2 accumulator piston) to counter a shudder that showed up. It worked and the shudder went away.
So now I have this TBird, which has quite a few more miles on it. The previous owner had it serviced about 30,000 miles ago. At that time the filter was changed, the fluid changed to Mercon V, the 1-2 accumulator piston updated, and a B&M shift kit was installed (per setting "1").
I have not noticed any transmission issues with this TBird, so I am doing my best to maintain it. The time came to change the fluid and filter, and I wanted to replace the other (2-3?) accumulator piston while I was under there. I read up on the procedure, which involves removing the valve body, then went at it. Now it's got fresh fluid, fresh filter, new piston, and a drain plug.
Now, when I removed the valve body, I was expecting a gasket on top of it per a video I watched. But nothing was there, and I put it back together the way I found it. Is this a problem?
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