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Old 06-25-2009, 07:01 PM
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ive gotten a hold of a 46re transmission out of a 98 ram 5.9l, are the torque convertors the same as the one used on my 99 5.2l with the 46 re tranny?
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As long as it's the same tranny you should be fine. If in doubt just call a tranny shop and ask. The 5.2 and 5.9 aren't different enough for there to be any problems.
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No. The 360 has a balance weight on it because it is an externally balanced engine. Also the vibration dampner on the front of the crankshaft is not interchangeable.
318 is internally balanced.
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the transmission i pulled is off a 360, but its goin on my 318 so the balancing really dosent matter right, im using my torque converter and my flex plate. im having problems sucking in the bolts from tranny to engine like something isnt lined up. is there a special way for the converter to go in or does it just slide in?
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the transmission i pulled is off a 360, but its goin on my 318 so the balancing really dosent matter right, im using my torque converter and my flex plate. im having problems sucking in the bolts from tranny to engine like something isnt lined up. is there a special way for the converter to go in or does it just slide in?
Your converter goes back twice. What I mean is when you put the converter on the tranny shaft and slide it back you will then need to rotate the converter while pushing it into the tranny until it slides in again. When the converter is all the way in you should be able to turn it freely with the transmission bolted to the block and you will have to pull it forward about an inch to bolt it to the flex plate. If you don't have the converter lined up and into the transmission all the way when you bolt it to the engine you can get into big trouble. If you tighten the bellhousing bolts and try to force the converter in it usually damages the pump in the tranny. I've even seen folks break the case on the transmission trying to do that.
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I had a guy with a ford, he was installing a bench job i did for him, didnt seat the converter in all the way and tried running the bellhousing bolts in and broke and ear off of his engine block!

You should not be able to get your fingers behind the TC when it is fully installed the pump.

As long as you use your TC and your flywheel you should be good to go, even though i never reuse TC's.
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thanks ya'll im gonna fiddle with it in the morning the whole slideing in twice part i get what ur saying, we just put it in and thought it was in, also im only reusing the old converter because its still fairly new
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update: well it turns out that the TC was no good, no biggie should of got a new ne way, put the new one in at the store i bought it at to make sure and slid right in. Also there is no difference in TC like what i asked in my first question they r the same part number. all in all i spent about $600 dollars between the tranny, TC, and fluids, still a heck of a lot better than $3200, thanks again for everyones help this forum is a life saver. WOO HOO i have a truck again.
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No they are not all the same. I sell transmission parts.
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i heard if you put in a bigger one you get more power at the wheels like a 2800 stall. stock ones suck from what i here
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