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We carry automatic and manual units for the Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 series pickup trucks.


What transmission is in my Dodge Ram?

First manufactured in 1981, the Dodge Ram line of pickups has been named Truck of the Year four times by "Motor Trend" magazine and is currently built in Michigan and Mexico. These durable pickups provide years of reliable service, but, like all mechanical contrivances, components do eventually need replaced. However, when the transmission needs repaired or replaced in your durable pickup truck, how do you know which of the available transmissions you need to order?


All of the Dodge Ram transmissions have an identifying code on them, but it may not be easy to interpret. The first set of numbers indicates the part number, the second set indicates the build date and the remaining digits indicate the serial number. Documented owners can contact Dodge directly and obtain the transmission information from them via U.S. mail, although this takes close to a month and sometimes that is too long to wait for the information to arrive.


45RFE
The 45RFE tranny was manufactured in Indiana and was typically used in the 1500 series pickup in 3.7L and 4.7L models for the 2002 production year.


545RFE
This is an automatic tranny and was originally designated the 45RFE. The 545RFE was typically used in the 3.7L, 4.7L and 5.7L Hemi models for the production years 2003-2011.


68RFE and AS68RC
The 68RFE was first used 2007 in the 2500 and 3500 series with the 6.7L Cummins ISB diesel engine. For production year 2007.5 and subsequent, the Aisin AS68RC was used.


65RFE and 66RFE
Available as of the 2012 model year, the 65RFE and 66RFE trannies are recalibrated editions of the 545RFE with the addition of a torque converter. The 65RFE is available on the 1500 series in the 3.7L and 4.7L models; the 66RFE is available on the 2500 series in the 5.7L model and the Chassis Cab 3500 5.7L models.


42RE
Also known as a 40RH, this medium duty A998 tranny has electronic control and overdrive; it was renamed from A500 and was used on 2WD pickup models 150 and 1500 with both V6 and V8 engines.


46RH or A518
Originally named A518, this A727 overdrive tranny was renamed the 46RH and began to be used in 1992 for the series 1500, 2500 and 3500 V8 engines as well as in the Ramcharger SUV 5.2L and 5.9L V8 models for the production years 1992 and 1993.


46RE
A second generation model A518 A727 tranny with electronic control and overdrive, the 46RE was used on all V8 Ram pickup models for the production years 1996-2002.


47RH or A618
A more heavy duty version of the 46RH, this model was used in the 2500 and 3500 series with the Cummins ISB Diesel and Iron V10 as well as the SRT-10 for the production years 1994-1995.


 47RE
A second generation model A618 A727 heavy duty tranny with electronic control and overdrive, the 47RE was used on series 2500 and 3500 Diesel V10 models for the production years 1996-2002.


48RE
The big brother to the 47 series, the 48RE is a 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled, heavy duty tranny used as follows:
•Series 2500 and 3500 models with ISB Diesel or HO ISB Diesel, for production years 2003-2004.
•Series 2500 and 3500 models with 600/610 Diesel, for production years 2004-2007.
•Series SRT-10 for production years 2004-2006.


G56
This 6-speed manual model was built by Mercedes for use in medium to heavy duty trucks with a gross vehicle weight of between 7 tons and 12 tons. Used in all models of the pickups, including the Sterling Bullet, for the production years from 2010 to present.


Getrag G360
A 5-speed manual transmission, the Getrag G360 was available on ¾ ton and 1 ton trucks with the 5.9L Cummins diesel engine for the production years 1989-1993. Due to some reliability issues, it was often replaced with the NV4500 5-speed standard tranny.


NV3500
Short for New Venture Gear, this model is a 5-speed overdrive manual tranny used in the light to medium duty 1500 series pickups manufactured from 1994 to 2001 and in the 2500 series for production years 1994 and 1995.


NV4500
The New Venture Gear 4500, or NV4500 or NVG4500, is a 5-speed manual tranny used on both standard duty and heavy duty models as follows:

•Used with the 5.9L V8 model for production years 1992-2002.
•Used with the 2500 and 3500 series 5.7L Hemi model for production years 2003-2005.
•Used with the 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel model and 8.0 V10 model for production years 1994-2005.


NV5600
Available for both 2WD and 4WD models of both the 2500 and 3500 series with the Cummins 24-valve turbo diesel for the production years 1999 to the present, the NV5600 is a 6-speed standard tranny.


 All tranny models mentioned in this article are available on our website. Our knowledgeable sales staff can provide any additional information you may need in order to obtain the correct replacement model for your truck and we are open late for your convenience. If you need a model that is not listed, please call us. We will do our very best to find the correct model to fit your needs.


The transmission applications featured on this page cover the Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 extending through the following years

  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • Present
  • Dodge Ram Transmissions
  • Application Chart
42REVisit Page
Models 1500
Years Covered 1990-1992
Engine Size V6 3.0L / V6 3.9L
Type 4 SPD Auto 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
42RE Transmission
545RFEVisit Page
Models 1500 / 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 2003-2011
Engine Size V8 4.7L / V8 5.7L
Type 4 SPD Auto 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
545RFE Transmission
42RLEVisit Page
Models 1500
Years Covered 2007-2012
Engine Size V6 3.7L
Type 4 SPD Auto 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
42RLE Transmission
46REVisit Page
Models 1500 / 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 1995-2006
Engine Size V8 5.2L / V8 5.7L / V8 5.9L
Type 4 SPD Auto 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
46RE Transmission
46RHVisit Page
Models 1500 / 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 1995-2006
Engine Size V8 5.2L / V8 5.7L / V8 5.9L
Type 4 SPD Auto 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
46RH Transmission
47REVisit Page
Models 1500 / 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 1995-2008
Engine Size L6 5.9L / V10 8.0L / 8.3L
Type 4 SPD Auto RWD
Price Status On Sale
47RE Transmission
47RHVisit Page
Models 1500 / 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 1995-2008
Engine Size L6 5.9L / V10 8.0L / 8.3L
Type 4 SPD Auto 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
47RH Transmission
48REVisit Page
Models 1500 / 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 1993-2004
Engine Size L6 5.9L / V10 8.0L / 8.3L
Type 4 SPD Auto 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
48RE Transmission
68RFEVisit Page
Models 1500 / 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 2007-2012
Engine Size L6 6.7L
Type 6 SPD Auto 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
68RFE Transmission
A518Visit Page
Models 1500 / 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 1995-2006
Engine Size V8 5.2L / V8 5.7L / V8 5.9L
Type 4 SPD Auto 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
A518 Transmission
NV4500Visit Page
Models 1500 / 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 1993-2004
Engine Size V8 5.2L / 5.7L / 5.9L / 8.0L
Type 5-SPD Manual 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
NV4500 Transmission
NV3500Visit Page
Models 1500 / 2500
Years Covered 1987-2003
Engine Size V6 3.9L / 4.7L / 5.2L
Type 5-SPD Manual 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
NV3500 Transmission
NV5600Visit Page
Models 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 1995-2005
Engine Size V8 5.9L
Type 6-SPD Manual 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
Dodge NV5600 Transmission
G56Visit Page
Models 2500 / 3500
Years Covered 2005-2012
Engine Size V8 5.2L / 5.7L / 5.9L / 8.0L
Type 5-SPD Manual 2/4WD
Price Status On Sale
G56 Transmission
Dodge Ram Automatic Transmission Application Chart / Guide
Series Years Trans Type
1500 1990-2002 44RH
44RE
A904
2002-2006 45RFE
2007-2012 42RLE
2013 ZF8HP45
2003-2011 545RFE
2012 66RFE
2006-2007 48RE
2500 2004-2009 48RE
2004-2011 45RFE
2012 66RFE
2005-2009 545RFE
2007-2012 68RFE
3500 2007-2012 AS68RC
2003-2009 48RE
2003-2011 545RFE
2012 66RFE
2007-2012 68RFE
2004-2007 45RFE
1500-3500 1995-2006 A518
46RH
46RE
1995-2008 A618
47RH
48RE
2007-2011 68RFE

Dodge Ram manual Transmission Application Chart / Guide

Gears Series Years Trans Type
5 Speed 1500
Light Duty 2500
1987-2003 NV3500
2500 / 3500 1993-2003 NV4500
6 Speed 2500 / 3500 1999-2005 NV5600
2005-2012 G56
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