I have the above pick-up and dropped the transmission pan gasket to
change the filter and fluid (transmission was slipping a little).
Seems to have gone OK except I found a small plastic "plunger" in the
bottom of the pan. The manual doesn't mention anything about it, and
I'm a little worried. It's made of green plastic, and kind of looks
like a little child's toy top, with an o-ring near the fat part of the
top, and the fat part hollowed out from the large end.
! ! <- O-ring here
<- Hollow from the bottom up
Other than this phantom piece in the bottom, everything looked pretty
good (no metal shavings attached to the magnet in the pan, just a fair
amount of dirt around the magnet).
Does anyone have any idea where this might go in the transmission?
Also, any thoughts on re-using the rubber gasket that was originally
in there vs the crummy cork one that came with the transmission