What Is the Difference Between a 42RE and an 44re Transmission?

The difference is how much torque they can handle. The 44 is a bit stronger than the 42. They have the same gear ratios. The 46 RE has a larger housing and a different 1st and 2nd gear.

What is the difference between a 46RH and a 46RE?

They both use the same front half up to the bell housing, but the rear is different. The 46RH is longer overall and non computer controlled for shifting. The 46RE is the short one and is computer controlled shift points.

How do I identify a Dodge transmission?

Look inside the truck cab on the driver’s side to see if there is a clutch pedal. If there is a clutch pedal, this means that the Dodge Ram has a manual transmission. If there is no clutch pedal, then the truck has an automatic transmission.

How much transmission fluid do I need?

Ideally, you should only pour about half-a-quart of fluid at a time. It is possible for the dip-stick to show full, even when it is not. Start the engine and let it run for about five minutes.

How do you drain a torque converter?

This is done by putting a big breaker bar and socket or very large box end wrench on the pulley nut located at the front end of the crankshaft. Then remove the drain plug and let the converter drain into a drain pan. When it’s empty, retighten to the torque figure specified in the factory shop manual.

What happens if you put too much transmission fluid in your car?

Transmission Fluid Leakage: Adding too much fluid will cause high pressure inside of your transmission. This is very bad and could cause your transmission to start leaking fluid everywhere. This can cause wear and tear on your transmission and damage the system in the long run.

Can you just add transmission fluid?

Pull out the transmission fluid dipstick. Usually, you should not have to add transmission fluid. If the level is down significantly below the “Add” or “Cold” line, you probably have a system leak and should take the car to your mechanic to have your car inspected for leaks by a technician.

How long can you go without transmission fluid?

However, unlike oil changes which need to happen much more frequently, you can usually postpone transmission flushes anywhere from 50,000 miles to 100,000 miles – or even 150,000 miles in some cases.

How do you know you need transmission fluid?

If you notice any of the following be sure to head to a qualified auto repair shop for transmission service.

Grinding or Squealing Noise. Burning Smell While Shifting. Popping Out of Gear. Erratic Shifting. Delayed Shifting. Transmission Fluid Leak.

Is it better to flush or drain transmission fluid?

Proponents of transmission flushes will often argue that a flush is a better service because it replaces more of your transmission fluid. It’s true that removing your transmission pan or draining your transmission via its drain plug (as your car manufacturer intends) only removes about 70% of the fluid inside.

What does transmission slipping feel like?

If your transmission is slipping, be aware of the signs. Engine revs or chugs. Slow, weak or delayed acceleration. Difficulty shifting gears or hard shifting. Grinding, whining or other strange noises.