Transmission Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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That last image with a that large round disc with holes in. Thousands of Ford transmissions apart and I have never seen one with a plate like that.
Did you replace the paper gasket on both sides of the separator plate?
Did you take the valve body apart to see if any valves are stuck from gasket material or brass chunks?
The brass piece you have found is from a planetary gear set that is coming apart and likely distrinuting sharp pieces of metal through the trans cutting seals along the way. We must overhaul the transmission to address the gear set and replace all seals and clean out the trans and cooler. Is that something you can do?
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Do you have the skills to take a valve body apart to inspect it?
I do not like shift kits. They mask problems, resulting in more problems that could of been detected earlier.
Yes i am familiar with this kit, have seen it on many transmissions I have rebuilt where it was installed prior. I inform the customers that I am not responsible for the shift quality after the overhaul and my dealer will provide no warranty on the repairs.
It os very possible though you may still have to address the fact there were parts ground up in the pan.
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If the copper washer is from the reduction gear set, then that gear set needs to be replaced. Its hard to say exactly where it came from without the transmission all apart looking at every piece. Extra parts also hard to know until you have visually seen each part to see if its worn. A overhaul kit seals alone or master kit with steels and frictions are both available from your Ford dealer. Then you would know the parts your getting will fit perfect unlike some aftermarket kits.