Asked by Jan 01, 2018 at 05:10 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

No,because it looks brand-new in there
so,something had to be there be for.every thing
surrounding the area is covered in grease and
grim. Why would this hole look so clean?
Some one has looked at changing it
transmission,but gave up when electrical didn't
match up.
They said it was already there too.
I'm having trouble with matching up electrical for
this model also.
Not sure why the plug don't match.
2nd one. Help is anyone knows if it can be
3rd transmission now. The transmissions are not
matching up electrical plugs do not work.
I can't afford all this. Help

2 Answers


A common problem when replacing a transmission is finding out the harness connectors or electronics are not compatible between different years, even when all else is the same. You may want to look into a low-cost lease versus throwing money at an older vehicle that is turning into a money pit. If you already replaced the tranny you can adapt some harnesses and sensors but that will take a mechanic, at the least you need to know the year and part number of donor trans and what controls it used compared to your original trans. Someone on a dedicated Dodge truck forum might then be able to walk you through adapting it.

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Correct, one of the pitfalls of used parts from an unknown sources. The cheaper option at this point is have a trans shop mechanic look over the problem. At least you can get some professional advise on how to proceed and how much to correct.

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