Mystery piece ? - TCCoA Forums
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Thunderstruck95
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Missouri
Age: 28
Posts: 64
Mystery piece ?

Okay, I'm new to working on automatic transmissions. I am in the midst of changing out the EPC solenoid. When I dumped the pan and removed it, this small plastic plug with an o-ring and a small shaft on one end was laying in the drain pan. What is this for and where does it go? I ran out of daylight and will be continuing working on it tomorrow, so if someone has an answer before then that would be awesome!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20160926_182713828.jpg (4.42 MB, 17 views)
moonshiner180 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 07:30 PM
PostWhore
 
1996Project-bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NJ
Age: 27
Posts: 1,485
They're the ear plugs they used in the factories. Transmission assembly was the loudest part so its really common for them to have fallen out and dropped in the pan. It's actually just a plug they used for the trans before installation. It doesn't have to go back in anywhere, just lose it.

I love my V8, but I'd love it more if all 8 cylinders worked. (they do now)

My T-bird is like George Jetson's wife, you try to give her a little money, she takes the whole wallet.
1996Project-bird is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Missouri
Age: 28
Posts: 64
Okay, thanks . The trans was supposedly rebuilt/shift kit installed before I got the car, and everything inside looks pretty clean and fresh, but I just found that in the drain pan and couldn't see a place for it to go.
moonshiner180 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 09:53 AM
6th Gear Poster
 
Thunderstruck95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: S.W. Michigan
Posts: 509
Garage
I found one of those once. I might take it as a sign that the pan has never been dropped though...
Woodman likes this.

1995 T-Bird.
PI 4.6. Bullitt intake. Stage 2 MHS cams. Kooks Headers. 4,200 ATF Speed converter. BCA Transmission. 4:10s. Tune by Supercoupes Unlimited. 245 RWHP.
3,700 lbs at half tank. Goal- 3,400 lbs
Best of 13.85 at 96 mph. Goal- 11's NA

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC- stock

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII FX2 Sand Dune Machine- R.I.P.

Last edited by Thunderstruck95; 09-27-2016 at 07:50 PM.
Thunderstruck95 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 04:30 PM
No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!

Moderator
 
Grog6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
Age: 56
Posts: 10,043
Garage
I keep them when I find them; they also fit from the outside, to keep residual fluid from leaking out the dip stick hole.

Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.


"War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Ignorance Is Strength." - George Orwell.
Truth Isn't Truth. - Rudy Giuliani, 2018 Award winner, “Most Outrageous Diversion” by MSNBC for this quote
Grog6 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Missouri
Age: 28
Posts: 64
Thanks, I tossed it in the toolbox for a rainy day.
moonshiner180 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome