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3.1 Buick. Changed transmission filter + fluid last night. found 3/8" x about 3" piece of metal in drain pan with a offset V in it. Has a U shape at both ends. I think it got pulled off when I removed the filter. Looks like it fits on 2 pins near filter neck hole on bottom of trans. There is like a metal flap hanging loosely between these 2 pins.(Maybe some type of valve?). I reinstalled the metal piece on the 2 pins with the V putting pressure on the hanging metal flap.(valve). Is this where it goes? Anyone have any pictures of the bottom of transmission showing this area with the filter removed? Thanks. Mike


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I found a picture that may have the parts you described


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Thanks, That helps alot. I searched the internet for hours and couldn't find a picture of the bottom of transmission. #17 is the piece I found in my drain pan. It looks like I put it back in the right place. I installed it so it pressing up on #18. Take a worry off of my mine. THANKS


   
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