I bought the truck (02 ccsb 7.3 auto) under the assumption that the transmission was only 30k miles old and was built with some heavy duty parts. I was messing with the cooler the other day and was pretty nervous about the condition of the trans fluid I found.
As of yet I have had no problems with the transmission while driving, shifts and goes into gear fine every time (fingers crossed). I really need to add some gauges, they are on the to do list, I've had the truck less than a month.
The trans gauge on the dash always goes from buried cold in the morning to a reading a normal temp (right in middle) within a few minutes. Don't know if thats good or bad.
I was going to flush the trans but I took the short cut and dropped the pan, replaced filter and cleaned everything. So far I have added 8 qts back in, Im using mercon 5.
The problem is what I found stuck to the magnet: Some pieces of metal that look like pieces of a big c-clip and a ton of metal dust jelly.
This is the fluid that I drained. very dark, doesn't really smell burnt though.
Pan (after I sprayed a bit of brake cleaner in there, there was a brownish haze over the whole thing)
Annd the magnet. Of note are the pieces of metal stuck to it.
I really hope this thing doesn't go out. I am so paranoid about driving it now. I will just have to wait and see if it explodes or not. Hopefully the rest of the clip is still in there holding in whatever it holds in. I've found a parts diagram but have no idea which clip this is. I guess i'll just have to keep my fingers crossed.
Any idea what these pieces are from?