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Won't go into any gears except for reverse

Looking at a 95 ram 1500 with a bad 46RH AT transmission. I dropped the pan and checked the fluid and bottom of pan to find that there were only fine metal deposits. I replaced the filter and the old gasket for the pan was bad and was leaking. I replaced the gasket. It will only go into reverse. The prior owner told me that it lost all forward gears as well as most of the fluid all at once and he just quit driving it then. Do you think it is a bad seal in the tanny? What should I do?

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  • ahuntzin May 21, 2009

    Thanx for the reply man. I haven't bought the truck yet wanted to check it out first. I was told that there is only one year of that transmission for that truck that will agree with the computer. Does that sound right to you?

  • ahuntzin May 21, 2009

    Right on, thanks for the advice again

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Hi, if you have noticed any metal fragments at all, this will constitute a rebuild in this case. this trans was stressed to the max when the previous owner lost the fluid and blew the gear pack. i would just rebuild at this point. the seal is not the issue here. the pack is fried.

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 21, 2009

    not at all. i would ask the owner to rebuild the trans before i would purchase it or, see if he will come down a bit on the price. if you buy as is, you will have to rebuild this tranny for sure. its done.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 21, 2009

    No problem, glad to help.

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