It's actually a 46RH transmission which is an A518. How many miles are on the truck and in which gears do you notice it slips? Be sure to check the ATF level, if it's low it will cause slipping.I purchased a 94 dodge ram 1500 v6 2wd and shortly after the tranny is now slipping...I was told I have a A500 tranny is a v8 2wd compatible? Sorry in advance I'm a newb and is my first dodge
The shop is most likely wrong because chrysler used the A518 in your year truck, the A500 and A518 are very similar because of the case, except the A500 has many ridges on the passenger side.ive checked the atf its fine and i brought it to a local tranny shop they confirmed it needs a rebuild but that will cost more than what i paid for the truck($1500)...so i was told it was a a500 by the shop so i guess they were wrong? it is not engaging into third and now reverse is acting funny so a tranny is needed, basically my queston is will the v8 tranny work as long as its from a 2wd and its a 94-96? o its got 150,xxx miles on the motor and runs like a champ so i dont want to give up on it yet.
This seal is inside the transmission. If you lets say have the transmission removed from the truck up on a table, the first thing you would remove is the pump, then you would remove the flex band (kickdown band), then you would pull out on the input shaft, included with the input shaft is the direct drum and forward drum, the direct drum slips over the top of the direct clutch hub, so you would remove the direct clutch drum and then remove the frictions and steels from the drum then compress the piston spring retainer and remove the lock ring, then remove the retainer and the springs then remove the piston, then you would remove the inner lip seal and replace it. I'm sure 100% you can do it, it's very simple however if you're going to go through the labor you might as well get a overhaul kit and replace all the seals because they're probably all dried up and heat damaged. If you are unsure about something you can always consult with me I am more then happy to assit anyone in anyway.i am some what mechanically inclined so i may be able to do it, if u werent in florida id pay you to have you do it..the seal you are talking about for third is in the tranny right which i have no experiance taking them apart is there maybe a thread on how to do this???
and thankyou so much for the feedback i really hope that a seal will fix it all!
I can tell you the part number for a overhaul kit, It's actually the same kit I use to rebuild transmissions with. I just request that you send me your vin number so I can lookup exactly what transmission is in the vehicle to avoid any mistakes. Like I said I know their is a 46RH in that year truck however it's always good to be sure. Once you send me the vin number I look it up to make sure it's a 46RH then I can provide you with the proper part number and even a good supplier.thanks man for all the help im gunna look up the kit and hopefully ill be able to do it ill message you if i have any problems.....much appreciated!