7/28/04 I just got off the phone with the shop foreman and the good news is…he said Ford has just issued a revised transmission cover plate that has the new TOB bearing-retainer sleeve on it. It also comes with the revised TOB* (See note below). The part number is 3R3Z7005AA. The bad news is…it is presently on nation-wide back order. There was a shipment of 54 pieces that went out 7/19 (to Ford), but they are all spoken for. There is another shipment of 120 pieces due to arrive (at Ford) on 8/4/04. From there, it’ll take a couple days for the dealers to get them. Mine is on order, and at this point, waiting another week is no big deal for me, (although my car isn’t presently in the shop all torn apart.) My foreman said he might also order the clutch pack assembly, just in case. (They can send them back if they don’t need them, but they do get charged 10% to do so.) At any rate, I’m pretty happy since this is the last major unresolved issue I have with my car! Edit: Almost forgot...TSB#04-13-4 (and yes...this is the correct number. See page 5 for image of 1st page) 8/24/04 - to put recent relevant info right at the top of this thread. *TOB itself does not come with part#3R3Z7005AA. Revised retainer sleeve is steel.