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Can someone break down this transmission id from my 94 Ram,1500, 2 wheel drive?
PK52118324 1945 1140
I know from reading past posts that it says the build date, and a serial number. Does this number tell me exactly what tranny I have. By reading the posts I probably have a 46RH, but I want to be sure. Does the PK5211 refer to the 46RH?
Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Dodge only used two different automatic transmissions for 1994-2001 model years of 1500s and the Dakotas. The 42RH (1994-1995)/42RE(1996+) for V6 applications, the 46RH/46RE for V8 applications.
 
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how do i tell which transmission i have on my 1997 dodge ram 4x4 pick up the vin is telling me ASP. the tag on it shows
52118 156 119463 2 A4 B3
 
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You have a 46RE, simple as that. Also referred to as a 518 at times. But they are not all the same.
 
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Somewhere in the FAQ/DIY section I believe there is a thread that tells how you can obtain a build sheet on your truck. It will tell you which options and what equipment came on the truck. Handy to have around. They respond very quicly in an e-mail. Jeep will not send it if you are not the registered owner, citing security issues, but Dodge does not get that p*****.

I guess national security may be at risk if I knew what equipment came on my brother in law's jeep............
 
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Here is the link to get a build sheet. But it does not change the fact that he has a 46RE tranny. http://www.dodge.com/wccsapp/univers...ull&category=U
 
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Here is the link to get a build sheet. But it does not change the fact that he has a 46RE tranny. http://www.dodge.com/wccsapp/univers...ull&category=U

This is true, but it may help him with other items such as rear end and other things he will surely need to know about in the future.
 
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Dodge only used two different automatic transmissions for 1994-2001 model years of 1500s and the Dakotas. The 42RH (1994-1995)/42RE(1996+) for V6 applications, the 46RH/46RE for V8 applications.

Can you look at the transmission and tell them apart, or do you need the build sheet?

I have a 99 1500, 4wd
 
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What size engine?
 
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