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Old 03-02-2005, 11:42 PM
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HELP>>>97 DODGE RAM 1500 SS/T

OK, Guys here it is! I am looking up to you all to help here!
Type 1997 Dodge Ram SS/T, Trans 46RE, Eng 360. Now, I know this is a prob with the 46RE Tranny. I had the Trans rebuilt 30,000 miles back and since the trans was rebuilt it jumps into what seems like neutral when you put the pettle to the floor to pass someone . My thing is that every transmission place wants to rebuld it. NOT! I just paid 2700.00 to get it done. But, now they are out of buss. Now the truck run fine in everyday drive but comes out of gear in passing mode and not all the time. Is there a quick fix to this?? Also, somehow I now have a noise in the rearend? a "loud hum" it is driving me nuts! Could this be bearings? U-joints seem to be fine no grit in the housing of the rearend just humming more when you have the pettle down that you do coasting!

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Old 03-05-2005, 12:31 AM
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Ugly. What you describe sounds like oversensitive detent (kickdown). There is a cable that is attached at the throtle body linkage and the trans. As the throttle is opened, there is more tension applied to the cable (throttle pressure) and the trans delays the upshift or detents to a lower gear. If the trans wants to go to too low a gear at WOT, then the cable is usually adjusted too tight. Find the cable at the throttle body (MAKE SURE IT GOES TO THE TRANS!) and move the cable housing about 1/16" - 1/8" forward. You will need to locate the cable lock tab and release it. Good luck. It is difficult to describe in print. Carefully look at the cable where it attaches to the bracket at the throttle body to find the release mechanism. Test drive to ensure that detent and shift spread is correct.

The rear end noise is probably pinion bearings. Very high failure rate. Get a differential guy to replace ALL the bearings, CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN the housing and tubes and inspect the gearset completely.
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I agree

I have adjusted the cable and it seems to still jump out of gear when passing. and you say the bearings need to be replaced?
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Noisy Dodge diff is most likely bad bearings. I have seen this many times.
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