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Old 06-25-2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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I just pulled the tranny pan off and looked inside, and there is no magnet. Does it need one?
If it is necessary, can i just run down to Advance Auto and get one? Or is that a special order thing?
All i know is that there is supposed to be a magnet in there, and there isn't.

If it is a special order thing is it ok to drive without one, because if i can't get one right away i am carless, and I'm going to a car show this weekend.
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no square (1.5")wavy looking piece of metal? hmmm

its is not completely necessary, just a good way to keep sparkles in the pan

how did your fluid look?
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no square (1.5")wavy looking piece of metal? hmmm

its is not completely necessary, just a good way to keep sparkles in the pan

how did your fluid look?
no there was no magnet at all...

the fluid was dark red, dirty...
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If you have an old dead harddrive, you can take it apart and use onf from it. it should even work if its on the outside of the pan.
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Here'* Petes thread about it. He was also missing and just picked up a few locally or had them shipped...I think.
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ok, well since bill seemed to have forgotten to put the thread link in his post, here yah go :P

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=74948
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hehe overkill is my middle name after my subs blew up i beat the crap out of them till i could pull the magnet out broke it in half and stuck them on bothe oil and trans pans
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I keep hearing about strong magnets in old hard drives.
Can you tell me where to look in the hard drive for the magnets?
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When you take the cover off, you'll see metalic platters, kinda looks like a silver cd.
Floating on the platters will be the read/write heads. At the base of the heads you'll see an metal assemble with a space for the tail of the heads, Thats where the magnet are, in that metal assembly. I'll see if I can find a pic for you.

Edit - Here ya go!
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I strongly recommend neodymium magnets, or a harddrive magnet. Put them on the outside of the pan, they will hold just fine.
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