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Old 02-28-2010, 05:03 PM
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Supposedly Dr. Evil and APS precisions makes good rebuilt trans that addresses these issues.
The trans is basically the 727 which was a good transmission. Don't know what happened. I have contemplated putting a 727 in mine when it goes out, cheaper.
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Ok people....what is a shift kit?
a shift kit makes the trans shift harder, quicker, and make the tranny last longer.

Because, whenever you have a car that shifts smoothly, its actually the tranny slipping. However, the factory builds them to purposley do that because not everyone wants to chirp the tires at every shift.

But, you can buy shift kits in different stages, because, some are very very hard shifting and will chirp the tires just shifting into reverse.
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how much are shift kits more or less? that sounds like something we ALL need in our trannys because from what i have read our trannys are built to break.
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I've heard from quite a few people that the overdrive autos in these trucks are junk. But, as was said earlier, they are based on the goliath TQ727 so what gives?
I just bought my truck this past weekend. With a 136K it has had the trans replaced. It was done by the previous owner to the guy I got it from so I'm not sure how long ago it was done. The new one is a Jasper and I've always heard good about thier products so, I am optimistic. I also noticed that they bypassed the in radiator cooler for an external one. I know these motors run hot (over 200 deg) so perhaps the in radiator transmission cooler doesn't cool the fluid enough? Which brings me to the first mod I'm going to do; 180 deg thermostat. Since I am not using the in radiator cooler, it won't mean anything to the tranny though.
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Change the fluid and filter every 50,000 miles.

Lock out the overdrive when towing or carrying a heavy load.

I have 214,000 miles on my '98 Ram 1500 4x4. Just started acting up (trans).
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3 months ago I made the tuning of the transmission oil, filter, but I feel that the change 1st to 2nd it takes to enter and feeling suddenly makes the jump this is done when cold, is this normal? thanks

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01 1500 5.9 4x4 46re

Mine was getting stuck in second gear when accelarating...
It was the shift solonoid.

Upon replacing this, the truck exposes the real issues... lock up issues, and also not returning to first at lights. After running a pressure test, the front pump is bad.

Which in turn has stretched out the bands and took out the torque converter and the valve body with it.

So here comes the rebuild!

So here is my question.........
The factory tranny lines run straight to the auxillary cooler, and back to the tranny.
They completly bypass the radiator. (the factory tranny cooler is a monster)

Is this normal? Every other thread i can find only talks about the lines going through the radiator at some point.....

Please help shed some light!!!!
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The automatic transmission lines go through the radiator and there is a reason. In extremely cold weather the radiator helps to WARM UP the transmission fluid. Yes, that's right. Supposedly atf doesn't work right unless it's a certain mimimum temperature. Perhaps your vehicle was manufactured for tropical use!
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My 99 46RE has 203k km on it and still shifts like a dream. I put in a tranny conditioner after I bought it in August when I did the tranny filter kit and fluid change and it works great. No hesitation, shifts firmly, no problems finding gears (except at highway speed going up and down hills).
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01 1500 5.9 4x4 46re
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So here is my question.........
The factory tranny lines run straight to the auxillary cooler, and back to the tranny.
They completly bypass the radiator. (the factory tranny cooler is a monster)

Is this normal? Every other thread i can find only talks about the lines going through the radiator at some point.....

Please help shed some light!!!!
Recently replaced the radiator in my '01 1500 (5.2 engine). Was surprised to find the same thing you did - transmission lines don't go to the radiator, only to a separate cooler.
Sure made the radiator installation a snap!

BTW, I don't know the history on my truck, but it's current mileage is 231K and the transmission is workin' fine. Then again, I drive like an adult.
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