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I just bought my 1996 Dakota Sport. They tranny went out so I need to replace it. The factory tranny is the 44RE, my question is will other Dakota tranny's work or I need the 44RE?

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What engine? 2 or 4 wheel drive?
 
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My bad. It's a 2wd club cab with a 318 in her.
 
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44RE and 42RE fit right in; but I'd stick with the 44RE.

46RE is supposed to fit; !I! always thought the 46RE was a bit longer, but I've been told not.

You can also upgrade to a manual transmission if you wish; 5 speed conversions are out there, and you can even convert to a 6 or higher speed manual.

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Can someone please tell me what year trucks will have one of these tranny's? 44RE, 42RE, 46RE.
 
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Any 1996 or newer with a 3.9, 5.2, or 5.9 in it, and an automatic.

The 46RE would be behind the 5.9; the 42RE or a 44RE behind the 3.9; and no telling which behind a 5.2 (it seems to have come either way depending on the options.)

The torque converter for a 5.9 may be externally balanced; so do pay attention to that.

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Thanks for the info.

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Any 1996 or newer with a 3.9, 5.2, or 5.9 in it, and an automatic.

The 46RE would be behind the 5.9; the 42RE or a 44RE behind the 3.9; and no telling which behind a 5.2 (it seems to have come either way depending on the options.)

The torque converter for a 5.9 may be externally balanced; so do pay attention to that.

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Balance weights moved to the flexplate in 96.
 
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all 3 of my 318 Dakotas have had the 46 RH/RE from the factory.
 
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Is the tranny code marked on the tranny and if so where are they located?
 

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