are 97 dodge ram 1500 4x4 transmissions only compatable with another 97

Asked by ramman88 Dec 04, 2012 at 11:27 PM about the 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie SLT Club Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 97 ram 1500 4x4 that the tranny went out on it and was wondering if a 99 tranny would work in my 97

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All of the 96-2002 second gen dodges share a 46RE transmission that is identical as far as internals go. 318 V8 powered trucks come with a lower stall speed torque converter than 360 V8 powered trucks. A 99 may or may not work depending on when the transmission was built dodge switched its communications system around this time and subsequently the electrical connections changed.

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I've been told that 96&97 are the only two years that will fit..

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