What model transmission do I have?

tom2badcat
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Asked by tom2badcat Apr 04, 2012 at 06:37 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Transmission went out in 1997 Dodge Ram 1500. Its the 360/5.9 liter V8. Im researching to find a used one to replace it. What year models are compatible and what types? I mean will the tranny from a 2500 fit or is there only one type I am looking for?

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Trevor Yost
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first of all standard or automatic?

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Trevor Yost
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and if you are looking to replace yours, especially with a used transmission, it would be cheaper and it would make more sense to get yours rebuilt. torqueflite is common, should be cheap

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Dan Connell
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yes the transmission from a 2500 will fit, the 97 1500's and 2500 w/5.9 v8 came with a 46RE which has a lighter duty torque converter, and different bands. the 2500 prolly has a different transfer case though.

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Dan Connell
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47RE's are V10/Cummins I6 specific and will not fit.

tom2badcat
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My truck is automatic 2 wheel drive. 5.9 liter 360 Gas engine. Im just trying to do a local search for a tranny that will fit my engine. Im told from another source that its a 518. is that the same thing as a 46RE? When Im on ebay looking at trannys from 95 models and 99 models...it will say its not compatible...i believe they are. just not sure exactly which year models are compatible though. This tranny has been rebuilt like three times so I dont want to do it again because it seems there is something else going on. i figured trying a different tranny might be a better idea. Im looking for an A grade used one from a junk yard or individual. Just wasnt sure exactly what i was looking for. seems to be some confusion about compatibility with other year models and the exact type i am asking for.

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Dan Connell
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no a A518 is an old 3 speed non lock up, non OD transmission. the 46RE is an A518 with a lock up torque converter, and overdrive. A518's go on 89-94 trucks, 46RH goes on 94-97 46RE goes on 97-02 trucks.

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tom2badcat
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ok so now the obvious question...which is more proper for my truck? a 46RH or 46RE? since both apply to year 97...and what is the difference between the two? So I am looking for an A518? and thats the same as 46RE? sorry if I seem uneducated here but i havent had the truck very long and I know very little about trannys to begin with

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tom2badcat
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i just re-read your last post...im guessing im looking for an A518/46RE? Is that right?

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tom2badcat
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mine does have overdrive so i gather thats the one

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Dan Connell
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A518's are an old transmission, with a non lock up torque converter, and no over drive, so its 3 speeds and hydraulically controlled. a 46RH is a newer transmission with a lock up torque converter, and over drive, also Hydraulically controlled (note the H in 46 RH) the 46RE is a transmission with a lock up torque converter, and overdrive, it is electronically controlled (note the E in 46RE) both the 46RH and 46RE are improved variations of the A518.

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Dan Connell
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odds are your looking for the 46RE

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tom2badcat
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mine is electronic...i do know that for sure...theres wires going to the drivers side of the tranny and a wiring harness bundled up there with zip ties

Dan Connell
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yup then you want the 46RE

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tom2badcat
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thanks alot man!

tom2badcat
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another curious question...will a 46RE out of a jeep with same size engine work on my truck? I found this one on ebay Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ 5.9L Limited 46RE Automatic Transmission 98

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Dan Connell
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its going to have a different output shaft, because jeeps are 4x4

tom2badcat
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oh yeah...i will keep trying

Canadian44
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I have a 98 dodge ram 1500 5.9L v8 with a rebuilt Transmission that has not been used since it was rebuilt. Truck quit working right after the transmission was rebuilt. Brand new torque converter as well

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tom2badcat
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Are you wanting to sell the whole truck or the transmission? Im not sure what you are saying. Where is it located? Im having trouble finding a transmission here locally. If we can make a deal u can call me at 936-647-8227. Name is Tom

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Lee Rollins
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Will a transmission in a 98 dodge ram 1500 5.9 fit in a 2001 dodge ram 1500 5.9

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nickyh
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no, I had a 99 Dakota rt and i put a tranny from a 2000 Dakota rt in it and it would just shift into 4th gear at like 10 miles an hour and the trans temp light was flashing codes as soon as you turned the key on. I had a shop convert something with the wiring harness inside the tranny and it worked great. They said dodge changed the electronics in them between 1999 and 2000

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dodgecrap
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did you replace your torque converter during the 3 times ya rebuilt your trans...another problem the dodge trans has if you have never done is the control mod solinoid and pressure sensor..if they go out the trans wont shift and will spin out like the trans is slipping..thats whats wrong with mine...that kit through rockauto.com is 121 total shipped to your door..goodluck

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chrismchenry
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would that jeep 46re work in a 97 ram 1500 4x4 5.9?

agruber
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Question... how about a 96 Dodge 1500 1/2 ton 4x4 360 gas with overdrive transmission for a 01 Dodge 2500 (3.4) 4x4 360 gas with overdrive?

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Hersbird
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There is some wrong information above, an A518 most certainly IS a lockup 4 speed overdrive transmission. It came out in 1988 and is based on the 3 speed torqueflight 727. It was renamed the 46RH and then the 46RE as the valve body was converted electric. The lighter duty 4 speed automatic started life being called an A500 came out in 1989 and renamed 40RH, 44RH, 40RE and 44RE. It was based on the torqueflight 929.

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scott19900
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96 to a 99 will work

98ramsinglecab
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Whats the model number for a 98 318 4x4 tranny

Jordanbr
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This should help http://www.smartpartsauto.com/dod ge-ram-transmission.html

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Barbara Gifford
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Will a trans. From 97 dodge Dakota v8 5.2 2 WD automatic truck interchange with my 98 dodge ram 1500 v8 5.2 2 WD automatic trans properly

Brad Dutcher
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if the vin numbers are available call the nearest mopar parts dealer and they will look it up for you

joe92334
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I have 98 dodge ram 5.9 v8 automatic 2wd it won't shift out of second until it warm up then it will every time what could it be

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