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post #9 of (permalink) Old 12-13-2010
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Originally Posted by wmburns View Post
Actually it is an pre-assembly oil dip stick plug. The transmission is built in a different factory. It is shipped without the transmission dip stick in place. The plastic thing that looks like a fishing bobber keeps the debris out during storage/transport.

When the car is assembled, the dip stick is inserted pushing the plug into the pan.

The plug doesn't hurt anything. Simply throw it away.

Now, if you find the plug in the pan, this likely means that the transmission has never been serviced.

Does that help/make sense?
+1 I found the same assembly plug when I just changed my tranny filter at 120k miles (I know, I know - shame on me!). It's not needed.

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