C6 Transmission Help

C6 Transmission Help

Joined: August 23rd, 2011, 5:32 pm

August 23rd, 2011, 5:55 pm #1

I was replacing the transmission filter on a C6 transmission on a 1987 Ford F150 5.0L when I discovered what appears to be a small plastic piston (see photo) in the bottom of the pan.

Looking inside the transmission, I didn't see any obvious opening where this part could have come from. Does anyone know what this part is and where it came from? Thanks.

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Joined: July 17th, 2011, 7:07 pm

August 23rd, 2011, 6:07 pm #2


That is an assembly line plug, the factory used that to plug the filler tube hole. When time came to install the filler tube, they just pushed it into the pan.

Throw it away and be happy.

.... oh wait... that is the frazzle noub discombobulter modulator valve for the jimson saddle filbert flange... a "critical" part that is vital to the operation of your transmission..... <img alt="wink.gif" src="/images/wink.gif" width="14" height="14">
Last edited by galaxiex on August 23rd, 2011, 6:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: November 18th, 2004, 4:20 am

August 23rd, 2011, 8:03 pm #3

oh wait... that is the frazzle noub discombobulter modulator valve for the jimson saddle filbert flange... a "critical" part that is vital to the operation of your transmission.....


Geez, I thought that was part of the flux capacitor.
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Joined: July 17th, 2011, 7:07 pm

August 23rd, 2011, 9:05 pm #4


Geez, I thought that was part of the flux capacitor.


Well... it doubles as that too.... could be a Dual Range part....
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Joined: August 23rd, 2011, 5:32 pm

August 23rd, 2011, 9:51 pm #5

Thank you Galaxiex!! I'm very relieved to hear that it wasn't anything major, but at the same time very shocked that it means the filter probably hasn't been changed since 1987. Yikes. I think Stuart is right that its part of the Flux Capacitor because it has 1.21 gigawatts stamped on it. I should use it to go back several years and change the filter. Thanks Guys.


Last edited by tchaser on August 23rd, 2011, 9:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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