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Found broken snapring in pan during transmission fluid change

During my 120,000 service schedule maintenance, the service dealer mechanic suggested to change my transmission fluid. After completion of the transmission fluid and filter change, the mechanic told me that he found a broken snapring in the transmission pan. One of his suggestion is to remove and disassemble the transmission to determine the cause. This maintenance labor will cost me a lot of money.
Ive been driving my car for a week nowbut I dont see , any fauilure or issue. I woul like to have a peace of mind when driving my car, I need your technical support on this issue.

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Drive it until it gives you a problem. You probably have been driving like that for a long time anyway. A good transmission person would know where it came from by looking at it. Most dealers do not rebuild transmissions any more they replace them. Chances are the other half of the snap ring is still holding and may not give any problem.

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