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Valve body I dropped by valve body from my 2001 toyota rav4 transmission and there is a black piece with a ball at the end and has a small spring...popped off from somewhere...anyone have a clue where it came from? Thanks

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  • kathytlr Sep 29, 2008

    Thanks...a lot for your help...I can finally put it back together...=)


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Those parts did not come out of the valve body, they came from above the valve body on the trans internal case. Fits up into a slot near the front/side, in front of the 2 visible "gears", when the body is off.

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  • Toyota Ed Sep 29, 2008

    You are quite welcome. Thanks for the FIxYa. Much appreciated.


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