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Old 12-15-2002, 04:56 AM
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Question 350 trans with metal in pan

last thursday my truck made a kind of whining noise from the tourque converter(i think).so today i drain the fluid and dropped the pan.in the bottom of the pan was a thin layer of gray slime and the filter was cloged but it also had a thin layer of gray slime on it.is my trans shot out or is this normal wear and tear?

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I have seen this before and it hasn't caused a problem. As long as it's a very thin layer and doesn't look like metallic paint.
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the whining noise was the pump starving from the plugged filter, the matallic stuff is from wear in the geartrain. the yellow tinted stuff ain't gold but costs like it.
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Gray stuff is normal clutch wear. should be ok w/ clean filter.
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