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Old 11-08-2010, 08:55 AM
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A 518 Chrysler Shift control...Stand Alone Available?

My friend is putting a 5.9 in a 90 dakota. He has an engine from a 2000 pickup and the A 518 Trans as well. Does anyone know of a stand alone shift controller, or am I gonna have to use the stock PCM ( From a 2000) and minimal sensors/ Wiring to run it.

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I have a 99 Dakota and follow a few of the Dakota forums pretty close, I have never heard of a stand alone controller.
I think you will have more than a PCM and minimal sensors to get it to operate correctly.
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I have a 99 Dakota and follow a few of the Dakota forums pretty close, I have never heard of a stand alone controller.
I think you will have more than a PCM and minimal sensors to get it to operate correctly.

What else besides a MAP ,VSS TPS and Tach signal do you think would be required?
Besides an overdrive switch. Also truck is 2 wheel drive
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It would be easier if he used an actual 518 trans. But...

With a 46RE(in later models) which is like a 518 but has electronic governor system. It doesn't use shift solenoids, except TCC and O/D. So the computer has to command and monitor the governor pressure on the 46RE also. Might be patent problems or too much programming if none available. Think Transgo has a kit to make a manual valvebody.
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46RE is what it is. according to the new rule in naming transmissions.It has the plug for a control module. The schematic shows solenoids and such as well as temp sensor for fluid temp and gov pressure regulator.
I was thinking running the factory PCM may or may not work. My concerns were inputs required to run it and more so than that would running it without all of the sensors hooked up cause the flash to go corrupt.
I like the Idea of the manual valve body, was looking for info on that too, thanks a bunch rexnfex.
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If the trans has a round 8 pin connector ( RE) , you need a computer of some type.

If you find a trans with a 2 or 3 pin connector (RH) , then it has a hydraulic circuit governor in it. The pins control lock up and over drive.

The RE trans does not have the hydraulic passages in it to retro fit an earlier valve body and governor
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The RE trans does not have the hydraulic passages in it to retro fit an earlier valve body and governor
That was the info I was looking for, Thank you Crosley,very much.
I saw where the "E" denotes electronic controled and "H " denotes Hydraulic controlled. Looks like another trip to the junkyard. My friend wants to keep it all dodge. Anyone and everyone bolts a chevy in anything and everything.
Not bob. LOL

His lawnmower (60 inch cut 3 blade) has a 1200 subaru engine in it. hows that for zoom zoom?
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