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Got a 98 f150 here, I pulled down the transmission filter, now neither one will stay up. The new one or the old filter keep sagging.

It starts sagging then falls down.

Anybody heard of this?

I'm thinking of using some safety wire to hold it up.. Anybody know where to get some? Hardware store or auto parts?

Thanks,
Justin
 

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Faster than Porkchop
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you need to pull the grommet down and re attach it to the filter .
 

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1 trick, pull out the filter and separate the rubber boot that makes it stay in place.

then on the neck that the rubber fit into, put a dab of silicone or rtv and let it set, once set slip the rubber back so it looks kinda like having a dimple or "button". voila, the extra dimple will hold the whole thing in there and solve the problem.
 

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yeah guys i'm a retard.

My neighbor larry saved my butt, put in a call to his old man who responded "take the rubber gasket out dude".

Sure enough it was still in there.

Problem solved, and i got a nice mercon V shower. The girlfriend will love it.
 

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yeah right, sleeping in the couch for you...
 

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Lol, I safety wire mine to the VB anyway, "just in case"...even though I've never heard of a 4R losing a filter. :)
 

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how do you safety wire it?

what kind of wire?
 

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I just use stainless safety wire that I have here, and wire it up. It's been a while since my pan's been off, but I think I wired one end around a bracket in there by the shift lever, then around the pickup tube on the bottom of the filter, then over to the shift solenoid bracket. It will come off if forced, but definately will never come loose on it's own.
 

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JustinH said:
Problem solved, and i got a nice mercon V shower. The girlfriend will love it.
Yah thanks for the mess in our driveway you big jerk!!!!!!!!
 
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