After our donor unit was completely disassembled, the case was placed in a parts washer to remove any metallic debris from the internal cracks and crevices. While our donor case was being cleaned, Quality's technician showed us the end result of improper operation and, essentially, neglect. Shown here are the Third gear apply steel discs-the metallic discs between the friction clutches. Notice the discoloration and warpage of these steel plates. This is caused by low pressure, which causes slippage between Second and Third gear shifts. The frictions found between these plates were in similar shape-worn out and definitely in need of replacement.