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Found a plastic plunger looking part with an o ring when i took off the transmission cover on my 98 mustang. No idea what it is or where it goes

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What you most likely are seeing is a plug that the factory puts in the filler tube of the transmision to keep foreign objects from accidentally getting into the transmission while the car is going down the assembly line. Once the transmission is ready to be filled with fluid this usually tan or white plug gets pushed into the pan area and will stay safely there until someone removes the pan for service work at which point it can be discarded.

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