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Old 11-26-2010, 04:40 PM
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Found scary things inside transmission.

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?
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:46 PM
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ohh, scary indeed!
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Wow , not good . Maybe some carnage left from before the tranny got rebuilt , possibly was stuck in the lines to the cooler . No matter what it's scary . I would be nervous too . Do you know any trans shops in your area that you would trust ? You could possibly show them the pics .
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:28 PM
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No, don't know any. I need to start looking for a cheap blown trans to rebuild before this one leaves me stranded. I hate it when that happens...

Hopefully this won't be my next yard ornament.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:21 AM
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Where you located ? I'm thinking Georgia ....
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Well the small shavings are normal, but that big piece, i have no idea. That would scare me.

Oh and the dash trans temp gauge is a joke. It reads "normal" from like 80* all the way up to i think 220*. Then mid range is like 220* to 280*, then red is 280*+. Well if you know anything about transmissions, you would know that anything over 220 is bad and starts breaking down the fluid killing your transmission. You need to get an aftermarket gauge.
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Yep. Ga, good news is that the pan and diffs aren't leaking after I changed them. And it has been driving fine all day.

One thing I noticed was the trans gauge took longer to get to normal this morning

Oh yeah and gauges are a must, just need to find a good pod and deal on gauges.

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hmmm makes me scared to do a fluid change in mine... you know what maybe i will let mine go, maybe the carnage inside that awaits me will go away... what do yall think?
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id be scared if i found a leaf inside of there to lol.
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id be scared if i found a leaf inside of there to lol.
Haha , I was gonna say that .
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