Does a 46re dodge transmission require fluid for the linkage to move through the gears on the column? The pan is down and we noticed it was stuck in park at the column and on the linkage.

Daniel Niebergall

Asked by Jun 18, 2015 at 06:22 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Son bought it without driveline and had to
replace the overdrive extention. Wont go
intoany gear with or without extention. Pan
is down so no fluid at this time.

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Yes should be able to move the shifter without fluid,check the linkage and the shifter.

Daniel Niebergall

Ok, my son bought it and the drive shaft fell off while in gear when the seller had it. Since my son has bought a junkyard od ext because the splines where messed up. It went into gear when the guy showed it but not now.

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Take shifter linkage loose at tranny,do it by hand,if it move,s the issue is in the shifter cable.

Daniel Niebergall

Ok ill look into the tranny more this weekend. As it stands now it will not go into any gear at column or at the linkage

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That s not good,,

Daniel Niebergall

Ya thats what i thought but i figured ot could be something simple. No metal or anything in the pan. Just the usual grey pasty magnet


One thing you might check is the park switch,on the tranny.

Daniel Niebergall

Ok thanks. Ill take a look

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