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Transmission compatibility....

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I have a 2000 Dodge Durango 5.9 4x4 I just recently bought and the reverse is out on it. I'm new to Durangos but not the mechanic world. I found a transmission that came out of a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 but I'm not sure if it's compatible with my Durango
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What engine is in the Ram? The Durango's 5.9L has the 46 RE trans behind it. Are they both 4x4?

Not sure what engine is in the Doge Ram but it has Hemi on the side of it & yes they are both 4x4
If the truck says Hemi, then it has the 5.7L engine, and the 545RFE trans behind it. That trans won't bolt up to your 5.9L.

Might be a pretty simple need to drop the pan and inspect things.
1. Gearshift Linkage/Cable Mis-adjusted/Damaged. 1. Repair or replace linkage parts as needed.
2. Park Sprag Sticking. 2. Replace overdrive annulus gear.
3. Rear Band Mis-adjusted/Worn. 3. Adjust band; replace.
4. Valve Body Malfunction. 4. Remove and service valve body. Replace valve body if any valves or valve bores are worn or damaged.
5. Rear Servo Malfunction. 5. Remove and disassemble transmission. Replace worn/damaged servo parts as necessary.
6. Direct Clutch in Overdrive Worn. 6. Disassemble overdrive. Replace worn or damaged parts.
7. Front Clutch Burnt. 7. Remove and disassemble transmission. Replace worn, damaged clutch parts as required.
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Gotta love the "when it breaks, throw it out" society we have now. Just fix what you have. "But the mechanic will charge me more than a used transmission costs." Uh huh. And then you get another basket case to figure out.
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If you do drop the pan, don't forget the likely long overdue band adjustments spec'ed at every 30k.

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