Bear with me, I'm new to Rav4s so I'm trying to figure stuff out as I go. Hoping to get some pointers here from someone who knows more.
I picked up a 98 Rav4 at auction, the 4x4 auto which survey says is the a540h. It seems to run and drive ok, albeit a bit slow and rough going into reverse, so I go about changing all fluids and filters, but when I get to dropping the tranny pan I find this:
I'm told it looks like a check valve, so I drop the valve body and sure enough:
My first question is whether this is a big issue. Is this why reverse is slow to engage and sudden when it finally does? Aside from that, I tested my solenoids and found this guy to be DOA:
Finding a replacement for this solenoid has turned up nothing on Autozone or Rockauto, so I was wondering if anybody knew a better way to look it up and find it. None of the transmission solenoids I look at seem to match it