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2006 F150 Auto Transmission makes a grinding noise

I decided to change transmission fluid & filter and I found a small plastic piece, the best description I can give is it looks like 3/4 ball with a stem, it also has a o-ring on it

Where does this go and could it be related to my issue?

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  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    I believe they use the plugs to keep any debris out, usually the plugs are pushed in at the factory when the are building the truck, but get stuck in the pan. I had the same plug in mine. It was yellow.

  • matt_coull May 24, 2009

    Did this fix the grinding problem? I am having the same noise in my 2004. I drained the pan and the plug was in there. Also I had a sludge that looks like anti-seize compound on the magnet in the pan, which I guess is microscopic metal shavings. Is this normal wear for a truck with 128k? I found no other metal shavings at all. I am going to change the filter before I refill. Anything else I should be looking out for?

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This is a dust plug and you may discard this; this plug will be in the pan if this is the first time the fluid has been changed it is very possible it could be causing the grinding noise also see if there is small metal shavings in the pan and be sure to put the magnet in the same place it was when you put it back together

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