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Default small white plastic tooth pieces in my 59 cruise o matic pan

HI FELLOW T/BIRD LOVERS have 59 H/TOP cruise o matic. I have been reading this site for some time and am a new member..I am putting new pan gskt on trans and found a chunk of white plastic...arc shaped with what appears to be small teeth on it..NO OTHER DEBRIS .Any ideas what it is and how to fix? and is it the start of trans failure?? This bird was bought new in San Diego, left to my girl and has 56000 miles.Full load a/c p/w Colonial white with the beauty turquoise/white interior..I am also upgrading rd draft to PCV and a full front power disc set up from Master Power ..Any help on the pieces in the trans would be much appreciated CHEERS TERRY
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:57 PM
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Mine's a '64 and as I recall the only plastic is the speedometer gear. Is yours working?
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Yadkin is correct. The only plastic is the speedometer gear. I would pull the cable off and see if it's in one piece.

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Old 10-19-2016, 01:27 AM
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Hi guys thnx for the insight.. The car is on stands so not mobile ,Speedo was working OK,but I will pull speedo cable and check gear..I will advise CHEERS TERRY
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Old 10-19-2016, 07:52 AM
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Could that plastic debris be part of a cap/retaining ring that came loose when someone was adding fluid or an additive?
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The old gear probably broke inside the case and was replaced without the mechanic pulling the pan to get it out. Why would he? It's not going to do any harm, since it would just sit on the bottom of the pan or get stuck on the pump filter.
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Can you post a Pic?
There were small plastic plugs in some Trans that were there for shipping to keep junk out . But the filler tube screws into the side so no idea with out a Pic
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pleases see attcd pix of plastic stuFf in trans pan CHEERS TERRY
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Looks like a speedo gear to me. Very possible, over time, the speedo gear disintegrated and somebody just replaced the gear to get the speedo working again. The filter should stop parts from getting into the transmission, however, personally I would have pulled the pan and cleaned any parts out.
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Old 10-21-2016, 05:51 AM
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Looks like a speedo gear to me. Very possible, over time, the speedo gear disintegrated and somebody just replaced the gear to get the speedo working again. The filter should stop parts from getting into the transmission, however, personally I would have pulled the pan and cleaned any parts out.
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