The 46RE is the predecessor to the 46RH, which was preceded by the A-518 transmission. Actually it is fairly easy to determine which unit is in your vehicle. Although they share many parts and have a tremendously strong internal structure, when you are shopping for a Dodge transmission for sale, you can not interchange them. As I always say, use you VIN (vehicle identification number) to make sure your vehicle is identified properly.
With that in mind, there is little difference between a 46RH and a 46RE. The first two numerals, 46, stand for the basic type of unit, which stems from the old TF 727. The TF727 was not an automatic overdrive, meaning it has only three forward speeds. The 46RH was the first overdrive designed by Chrysler, essentially it was a TF-727 with an overdrive section bolted to the back of the transmission. It used the 727 system to hydraulically make the first 3 gear ranges, the overdrive gear was then activated by a VSS, TCM and two shift solenoids.
The 46RH is actually fully computerized, meaning all of the shifts are controlled by the onboard computer or TCM. With the basic integrity of the unit intact through it’s evolution, there were few issues with this transmission. However, if you are in the market for a Dodge 46RE for sale, which was not introduced until 1996, it is wise to buy one from a transmission company that uses all available upgrades.
Buying a certified low mileage used unit can be a real money saver as one option. Although I would recommend installing an upgrade kit and an external transmission cooler, since this was essentially a truck transmission, meaning it will most likely be ‘used hard’ in the course of it’s life span.
Purchasing a rebuilt 46RE transmission without an upgrade kit installed while being rebuilt is like a cake with no icing. For few bucks extra, this can be upgraded into a practically bullet proof transmission. With that in mind only the best suppliers of Dodge transmissions for sale do the job using top grade parts and update kits.
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