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Old 12-24-2011, 10:31 AM
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On a 2nd gen ram, there won't be a drain plug unless someone added one or you have an aftermarket pan.
Your filter is held on by either 3 phillips head or star head screws.

NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER use gasket sealer on a tranny pan gasket, espacially a rubber one, unless you want to redo the job. At the most, use a few drops of super glue to hold the gasket in place. Tranny fluid will cause composite cork gaskets to swell and help them seal. I have never used sealer.
Make sure the pan sealing rail isn't distorted around the bolts and carefully striaghten with the appropriate tools on a flat surface if they are.
Torque specs for the pan mounting bolts according to my haynes manual are 150 INCH/lbs...or just a bit over hand tight. You don't want to distort or tear the gasket because it will leak.

ATF+4 is the only thing you should fill your tranny with. I prefer Mopar brand but it is pricey.

Your '96 should have the 46RH transmission. I can't remember what year Dodge crossed over to the RE but the filter and pan gasket are the same.

Last edited by Okiespaniels; 12-24-2011 at 10:35 AM.
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