Originally Posted by Hammerdown
I have a 2000 Model 2-Wheel drive 1500 Dodge Ram SLT package & I checked the Transmission code inside my Glove box and it gives DGT & DGB for my truck. So which one would be in my truck ? The Problem I am having is that it is leaking Transmission fluid out of the bottom of the Transmission Bell housing. I added some Lucas Transmission fix and it has slowed the leak down considerably, but it is still leaving small Quarter size fluid spot's in my Driveway. I suspect the Convertor seal is leaking and want to repair it, but I am confused at to what Transmission I have ? Is there any differences in these Two different transmissions if I go to Purchase the seal and front Transmission Pump cover that the seal rides on ? I did have a Little Morning sickness in it as the Transmission was slugish when you put it in drive right after start up, but after I added the Lucas Transmission Treatment it seemed to help it some, with a Faster lock up in Gear. When I do Pull The Transmission would it be wise to adjust the forward and reverse bands ? This Truck has 171,000 Miles on it, but I have alway's kept the fluid and Transmission filter changed about every 30,000 Miles since it was new replacing the fluid and filter with Genuine Mopar part's. I appreciate any insight you guy's may have on this. Regards, Hammerdown
You most likely have a 46RE transmission, the 47RE would be found on the 5.9L. No matter what transmission, 46RH, 46RE, 47RH, 47RE, 48RH, 48RE, 42RH. They all share mostly the same parts, the converter hub seal is the same for all of these transmissions. A leak that big would most likely be the seal.
The best way to remove the transmission is to hold up the engine and pull the transmission back then remove the front pump and replace the seal. You will have to replace the pump to bell housing gasket if you do this, there is another method but it requires a "special' tool which is very very hard to even find so I always just take the pump out.
And it would be wise to adjust the bands, but at different intervals.
If you tow often every 12,000-20,000 miles
If you don't tow at all every 30,000-50,000 miles will do
If you tow often or use 1st gear and reverse alot every 12,000-20,000 miles
If you don't tow at all, every 50,000-75,000 miles
If you do ever tow always start in MANUAL 1ST gear and if you do anything that involves pulling, tugging, always use MANUAL 1ST, never ever use Drive because you will just kill the overrunning clutch.