These Transmissions are not interchangeable and have slight variance between the bolt patterns and gear ratios. I siphon through hundreds of listening just to find out most every single one is bs. If you turn the drive shaft slightly more than four turns you have a 4. The transmission it's being replaced with factors into the cost. Then place a mark on the drive shaft near the rear universal joint. No custom-built parts were needed. .
The 52118431 is listed as '94-'96 only. My potential buyer is going to do the same thing to the 97 and we're gonna talk after we look them over to compare notes. Inside the driver's door… Just Bought a 2006 dodge ram mega cab 4x4 hemi, i travel Maine roads daily with it, about a hundred miles a day, up and down hills, no stop and go though, at about 60mph, my average is 13. On the one hand, you would be better off just buying a new car for the type… take out the manual tranmission, weld over the the exstral whole in the flor where the shifter went uness using a florr shifter. Upgraded Internal Components Performance shift kit, valve body improver kit, and more.
Now grab the drive shaft with both hands and start rotating it. If the left rear tire turns in the opposite direction you have an open differential boo hoo. Research at the Chrylser Proving Ground and using test trucks with uprated engines revealed that the transmission's input spline shaft sheared off metal fatigue after about 150,000 miles of towing their 20,000 lb. I'm guessing there is some internal improvements or something that make them different. There is also the fact that the shifting mechinizm will have to be changed along with the plastics. When I got the trans rebuild in my 98, I think I remember the guy saying something about it being a bit more expensive than a 94-97 because it was electronically controlled, vs the hydraulically controlled trans in the older models.
Number three depends on parts if there new or used. Once in a great while I fix a Dodge because it needs a sensor or such. You will need new computer and harness, different transmission, drive shaft, not to mention the hole you have to cut in the floor. Over years of testing we have been able to pinpoint flaws in the transmissions design. Maybe you can find somebody that wants to swap. Other necessary parts and difficulty of the task will also play into it.
First we will check to see if the rear end is open or has a limited-slip differential: Grab the right rear tire with both hands and rotate it clockwise hard. I'd be willing to try it, but there are no guarantees. Yes it can be done as long as there is an automatic availible. Apparently the junk yards have been giving him the runaround about how he specifically needs a transmission from a 97 2wd extended cab, basically giving him the impression that one from a 96 2wd swb truck won't work. This temporary deposit is withheld to ensure that we receive your damaged unit. As far as i know, it is impossible to change the transmission itself but it is possible in most cases to change an auto tranny car to a manual.
Throughout the years our advancements in 3500 technologies have brought our transmissions to the forefront of the industry. Still without good info on the '96, there is no way to compare the info. Knowing the important roll bearings have in preventing catastrophic failures. The valve body electronics and solenoids have been designed and tested for your transmissions specific needs. Throughout the years our advancements in 3500 technologies have brought our transmissions to the forefront of the industry. Unless you are not a mechanic at all. It is important to keep everything in a car working well.
Sell it and buy one with the standard shift. Number two depends on who is going to do the work. I just had a guy call asking if I knew for sure if this 96 46re will fit in a 2wd 97. All product inquiries and customer service will be answered by a live Smart Parts representative. Your best bet is to go to a couple shops and get some estimates. Let me see if I can do anything with that number to get it to cross over to a '97 number or supercede in some way.
I would be happy to provide interested Dodge owners with a complete bill-of-materials and step-by-step photos of my conversion after I finish. Most transmissions are sold at price based on a rebuild able core being returned to us. The numbers that are different between the '96 and '97 transmissions may actually supercede but since I don't have access to the factory system anymore, I have to rely on sites like MoparPartsAmerica. The only possible quibble to this is the drive shafts. Our performance upgrades have been developed to stabilize the transmissions weakness and increase its overall performance and torque handling. Through the years, we have isolated certain weak points in these transmissions that need to be addressed. Wed, 13 Oct 1999 Here's some info on the 6-speed transmission for the Dodge Rams.