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2006 Dodge Ram 1500, where is the tranny drain plug?

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 w/ small 4.7 V8 where if any is the Drain plug for the transmission fluid? Or How can I drain the transmission fluid easily just to add some lucas oil?

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There should be two hex head bolts located on the side of the trany one directly above the other lower one to drain upper to fill may need to pick up a hand held fluid pump found at most any auto part stores

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