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98 Ford Mustang V6 Transmission Question

I was doing a normal transmission fluid & strainer change & found this beige plastic piece with a rubber o-ring on it (looks like a plunger of some sort) in the bottom of the pan. Anyone know what it is & where it goes? I uploaded a pic but I don't see it.


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That is normal.

See this thread:
https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...n-problem.html

"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."

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Thank you! It probably hasn't ever been serviced & her trans isn't shifting smoothly into third gear. It feels like it has a slight vibration when it shifts so I was going to start with what I knew it needed.
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Thank you! It probably hasn't ever been serviced & her trans isn't shifting smoothly into third gear. It feels like it has a slight vibration when it shifts so I was going to start with what I knew it needed.
How many miles are on the transmission? A "tugging" feeling is very common to these transmissions at speeds of 30-40 MPH in 3rd and 4th gear, usually beginning around 80-120K miles.

Mine's running close to 300K miles, and, at 35 MPH, it feels like a pit bull is playing tug-of-war with the car.

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