It's Good When This Falls Out When You're Draining Tranny Fluid....Right? - JeepForum.com
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post #1 of 16 Old 09-28-2020, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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It's Good When This Falls Out When You're Draining Tranny Fluid....Right?

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-28-2020, 05:43 AM
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Yep, now your Jeep is lighter!
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post #3 of 16 Old 09-28-2020, 06:18 AM
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Amazing forethought by Chrysler engineers.

They knew that as the vehicles got older, performance would start to diminish so they engineered the unnecessary parts to self-remove and make the vehicle lighter, thus restoring lost performance.

This feature has been ramped up since FCA took the reins and put their crack Fiat engineers on the project.

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And the moral of the story is don't drain the tranny fluid.......
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WTB small superfluous transmission doofah, part number unknown!
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that's the pan rattler. trans fluid holds it in place in the bottom of the pan. when the pan runs dry, the rattler is free to move about and rattle, alerting you to the low trans fluid level.
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Was the Jeep running fine w/o it, is the question.
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I vaguely remember something about a piece you'd find on the first fluid change, something that got pushed down into the pan and left there during assembly at the factory - dipstick tube cover or something, but that doesn't look like something that should be laying in the pan?!
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is that not the thing that sits behind the pressure plate and spring?

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Amazing forethought by Chrysler engineers.

They knew that as the vehicles got older, performance would start to diminish so they engineered the unnecessary parts to self-remove and make the vehicle lighter, thus restoring lost performance.

This feature has been ramped up since FCA took the reins and put their crack Fiat engineers on the project.

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I vaguely remember something about a piece you'd find on the first fluid change, something that got pushed down into the pan and left there during assembly at the factory - dipstick tube cover or something, but that doesn't look like something that should be laying in the pan?!

That is real, I think it was the fords that had this plastic plug that covered the dipstick hole in the trans. It was designed to push into the trans pan when assembling the dipstick into the car. Many a ford owner was taken aback by this rolling around in the pan until the first trans pan removal....


To bad that is NOT the case with this Jeep....
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Yep, now your Jeep is lighter!
yay!! even more weight when the spring to it drained out later!

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And the moral of the story is don't drain the tranny fluid.......
pretty much.

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that's the pan rattler. trans fluid holds it in place in the bottom of the pan. when the pan runs dry, the rattler is free to move about and rattle, alerting you to the low trans fluid level.
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Was the Jeep running fine w/o it, is the question.
running? yes...go into gear? no. I have a rebuilt tranny waiting to be put in. Just found out i need to add a transfer case to the list.

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Pick the part you found from this image... (perhaps in the lower right?)

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You are correct...the two parts circled in red
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post #15 of 16 Old 10-09-2020, 07:50 AM
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Trans go kit is a good one I understand. There are plenty of videos available to DIY.

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