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5.2 vs 5.9 GAS Transmission difference

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Old 04-24-2010, 11:04 PM
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Default ok, so what is the difference?

When I look up prices for the 2WD transmissions at Dodge dealer web sites, there is a very different price between transmissions for the 5.2 and 5.9 (gas) prices. Not meaning any disrespect, but can anyone answer the question at hand (and not go off on tangents on related issues) and explain the difference between the two transmissions, which are both listed as 46RE transmission.
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I know Montec can answer your question, might want to hit him up
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I would think that the 5.9 would have a beefier internals in the transmission vs the 5.2 due to the added torque you get with the 360.
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Nope. Should be same exact transmissions. Perhaps they screwed up, and listed a 4x4 tranny?
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The only difference I can think of is the torque converters on the 5.2's are not weighted and the 5.9's are weighted. There not interchangeable. Other then that,it's the same. Ask for the build sheet for the 5.2 and the 5.9 then you'll know the difference. What's the price difference? Can you give us the link so we can check it out?
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The price difference like J said is most likely due to the different torque converter. They have different stall speeds and may be weighted a little different. Everything inside those two transmissions is completely identical. They are the same.

If the price difference is not due to the converter than it is due to the bad dealership taking advantage of peoples ignorance. Which many have done for many years.
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The only difference I can think of is the torque converters on the 5.2's are not weighted and the 5.9's are weighted. There not interchangeable. Other then that,it's the same. Ask for the build sheet for the 5.2 and the 5.9 then you'll know the difference. What's the price difference? Can you give us the link so we can check it out?
The converter is not weighted in the 46RE's, the flexplate is.

To the rest of the thread:
I have never seen a 4x4 V6 and I read somewhere that the 5.2L was the smallest engine allowed in the 4x4s.

I have never seen an A727 (36RH) in a 2nd gen from the factory but my service manual for a 1994 has the 32RH, 36RH, and 37RH rebuild instructions along with the 42RH, 46RH, and 47RH. I have the 46RH in my 1994 truck FYI (it originally had a 5.2).
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The converter is not weighted in the 46RE's, the flexplate is.
Sorry but the torque converter IS weighted on 5.9's There are weights welded on the back of th converter because the 5.9's are externally balanced.
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Sorry but the torque converter IS weighted on 5.9's There are weights welded on the back of th converter because the 5.9's are externally balanced.
Let me clarify:

The 1994-95 46RH trannies behind the 5.9L had one large weight welded to the front of the converter for the external balance.

In 1996 with the 46RE trannies and the 5.9L dodge moved the weights to the flexplate and had a neutrally balanced torque converter.

The 5.2L is internally balanced and has always had a neutral balanced flexplate and torque converter.

There are small weights often welded to the torque converter to balance it but these are not the 5.9L balance weights.
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The only difference I can think of is the torque converters on the 5.2's are not weighted and the 5.9's are weighted. There not interchangeable. Other then that,it's the same. Ask for the build sheet for the 5.2 and the 5.9 then you'll know the difference. What's the price difference? Can you give us the link so we can check it out?
Here is the link. You may have to input information (Dodge, 1998, Ram 1500, automatic transmission). http://www.chryslerpartscenter.com/p...layCatalogid=0
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