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Old 12-11-2011, 09:38 PM
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Im sure this topic is more worn out than a North Las Vegas hooker but i need help on my rebuild.

I have a 1995 Ram auto. It doesnt shift to 4th/OD and the other gears seem to be slipping too. At the moment the truck is in the driveway.

I know i need a rebuild, and to stay away from Mopar. But, what brand to get now?

Is this ok?
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...2_45976_0_5416

Also, do i need to rebuild the overdrive gear? How do you do that? I have an auto shop at my disposal so i can do practically anything, just need the knowledge.

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Old 12-11-2011, 09:46 PM
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Also what about a manual conversion? How hard would this be?
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If you have an auto shop to use, they must have a air compressor & some kind of rack to raise the vehicle

Now all you need is a guy that works at a transmission shop, that is short on $$$$
I found a guy at a bar just down the street from his place of employment, he did it the following weekend
$50, some beer, & the money for the parts is what i did, the guy bought the parts right from his employer at a discounted price, it took him a little over an hour after the transmission was out to finish the job, i put it in after he left.
It was well worth the price
That was about 7 years ago, i would likely have to pay more these days

If you were to go to a stick shift, you would need to spend some time at a recycling yard
you would need the transmission, bell housing, clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing with all that linkage that goes to the frame, clutch pedal & all that linkage ( even the brake pedal & linkage ), a shifter kit, the proper length drive shaft, etc.
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If you were to go to a stick shift, you would need to spend some time at a recycling yard
you would need the transmission, bell housing, clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing with all that linkage that goes to the frame, clutch pedal & all that linkage ( even the brake pedal & linkage ), a shifter kit, the proper length drive shaft, etc.

With GTyankee, but throw in the ECM, Instrument cluster, steering column, as he said...etc...
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Ok well im goin to rebuild and do the work myself. I just need help on what parts to buy. My instructor told me the overdrive spring on these hunks get missaligned and push something in. And a lot of reading i guess people dont rebuild the OD part? They say their tranny got rebuilt with no fix. I want a FULL tranny rebuild kit. OD and 1-3 gears. Maybe even the selinoid pack too? Depend if its fubar.
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I used the Pro-King kit last year on my jeep with a 46RH , which is just a 727 with a overdrive unit on the rear end. its also a 46rh,46re,and 47re, So some parts may need to be swaped out at your local trans shop, they were very good about doing this for me. A factory manual is a must and a video is VERY helpful. you can but them with the kit often. video everything you do, a huge time saver in the end
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Anyone know where or how to get a used NV4500 tranny? I wanna try that, cost too much to rebuild my tranny, would rather toss a manual in.
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you might try these people
http://www.usedpartx.com/usedparts-s...smissions.html

http://www.junk-yards.net/parts.php?...t=transmission

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You will need a shop press for the overdrive section. There's also an overdrive alignment tool to reassemble with to keep everything lined up. There's a serious spring in the OD section. If not held by the press when the retainers are released, it will fly out with 800 lbs of force. Not good for one's head. Naturally, this spring must be compressed on assembly, the press makes this much easier. The OD is the most likely section to be bad. The "front 3" hold up much better. They are, essentially the same as the 904 and 727 guts. Don't forget to go through the valve body.The kit you linked to is for the 727. You need the kit for the A518/46RH. Just look at all the goodies.
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Im sure this topic is more worn out than a North Las Vegas hooker but i need help on my rebuild.

I have a 1995 Ram auto. It doesnt shift to 4th/OD and the other gears seem to be slipping too. At the moment the truck is in the driveway.

I know i need a rebuild, and to stay away from Mopar. But, what brand to get now?

Is this ok?
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...2_45976_0_5416

Also, do i need to rebuild the overdrive gear? How do you do that? I have an auto shop at my disposal so i can do practically anything, just need the knowledge.

Thanks!
You would need to rebuild the whole transmission. You also need to replace the torque converter with any rebuild. If you hold off the rebuild for maybe 4 months or so I can give you a book on rebuilding the 46RH (found in your truck). Because I am rebuilding the 46RH in about a week and will be making a book with a crap load of pictures from start to finish so you could just use that. Expect to spend 700 bucks rebuilding the transmission. Stay away from those rebuild kits like the one you see get everything seperate, Better off. Trust me on this.

I know this isn't really the answer you want but how to you answer someone who asks you how to rebuild a transmission, it's simple take it apart and put it back together lol.

Oh you also need to rebuild the valve body, I really suggest you wait until I make the book and send you a PDF copy because you will need it.
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