Dodge Dakota ForumDodge Dakota PhotosDodgeDakota.net Membership
  Forums   Forum Tools
17:17:01 - 04/24/2014

V8 Dakotas
FromMessage
victor
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

1/14/2003
19:32:22

Subject: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
I have a chance to buy a new 46RE transmission from a full size 4x4 Ram. I have a 92 Dakota 4x4, aside from the obvious electronic differences will this bolt up and in, I also just purchased the mating 5.9 engine (3 miles). Can the RH valve body be swapped into the RE case to keep the RH control or is there a stand alone controller for the RE transmission to work with my truck. I primarily use this for towing and 4 wheeling and will be using the MP computer from a 93 Ram. I just cant pass up this package deal but am leary about the transmission differences. Any help???

Vic



Daniel D
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


1/15/2003
20:50:30

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
notice the letter difference in the 46RH and 46RE, in other words one is hydrolic controlled the other is electrical, you'd have to convert your truck to an OBD II system to even think of using the transmission, the motor is different, you can put the basic motor in your older truck, but don't even think of swappin tranny's, you wouldn't gain anything, the actual guts and gear ratios of the transmission are the same. my suggestion would be to get just the motor.

Daniel D
http://www.domesticdisturbancela.com



victor
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

1/15/2003
21:45:29

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
I knew some of that stuff, I just didn't know If I could just bolt my valve body in and change the govenor and it would work. This is the matching 3 mile trans so it would be sweet to make it work. Especially for the cost.



Brad
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


1/16/2003
08:52:39

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
Are you using the PCM from the 5.9 too? That would guarantee everything would work.



Daniel D
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


1/18/2003
11:13:37

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
dude not to be an ass hole, but forget about the tranny, you'd have to redo the entire wireing harness on your truck, the only thing you gain is a newer tranny that won't work on your truck, swappin the TB and govener won't work, if ya want a new tranny get yours rebuilt, there aretoo many differences in a 4rh and 46re for it to be even feasible to swap. also if the truck you got the tranny out of isn't 4wd you'd have so split the tranny apart and put your transfercase on it, seriously, get the motor, forget about the tranny, i've asked a few people about this, the tranny will NOT work, sorry. and if it makes a difference the guyi talked to has been building dodge transmissions for 15 years at the local dodge dealership, which is where i work as well.

Daniel D



Buzz
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

1/18/2003
15:26:36

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
It's not that big a deal at all... There is a kit to use the electric tranny on the older trucks... It takes the place of the computer... I'm not sure exactly where I saw it... I would check with KRC or mabye Hughes... look around... the physical bolt up is the same, everything will match up.



Eric
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

12/10/2007
23:48:04

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
would it be possible to use a viper servo in the 46RE



gen1dak
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


12/13/2007
05:43:18

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
Viper servo? DO you mean, from the Dodge Viper? What Viper has an automatic? Or do you have something else in mind?



gen1dak
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


12/13/2007
05:49:53

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
On the RH to RE swap? Just say no. Even a stand-alone controller would eat up anything you'd save on the initial purchase. It wouldn't cost any more to just get an RH and bolt it in.....and a lot less trouble.



brainj
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

12/13/2007
11:40:02

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
just get your trans upgraded and rebuilt and you wont have to mess with all that crap.



Forseti
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


12/13/2007
19:12:57

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
Compushift.com ...... but the system for a 46RE is going to a bit over a grand .........



Woody
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

3/14/2008
23:54:36

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
I had to chuckle at Daniel D's response.

It's so easy to not do what's sometimes very simple when we don't take off the blinders.

I found the 46RE substitute for a 46RH to be very simple in my 94 Grand Cherokee - one I knew what I was doing.



Kirby
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

10/03/2008
17:39:49

RE: 46RE Problems
IP: Logged

Message:
I have a 46RE on a 1994 Dodge Ram 1/2 Ton...I only have reverse and also have reverse in 1st... Is this tranny dead I pulled the pan just a few fine fibers of metal nothing really to talk about...Also is this hard to pullout yourself?



Eric
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

10/05/2008
00:47:03

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
if its a V8 its not to bad, Puting it back in is the trouble some part. I was able to do mine on the garage floor with jack stands just behind the front wheels.



Robjohn
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

6/23/2009
11:34:29

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
Woody;
How about sharing some details?



pstyle
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

9/07/2009
17:06:43

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
sorry to post here but just wanted to know if there was a way to do the exact opposite meaning going from a 46re to a 46rh. I got a 46rh that works for free everything works fine except he O/D and TCC. is there any way to splice the 8 pin plug to the 3 pin to make this work.



Joe.C
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


9/10/2009
14:49:38

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
Chrysler always had problems with there 4 speeds and I can't understand why? I guess they enjoyed selling all those parts for a profit but did't they know that made there customers switch over to something else?

My best advice it to get your 46RH rebuilt and buy a shift kit with it.



moparfanattic
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

1/08/2010
21:52:02

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
I have a 93 dakota 318 46rh. is there a performance valvebodi and shift kit? and where can i get it?



Forseti
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


1/09/2010
00:40:43

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
The 93 5.2 had a 44RH ... not 46 unless it was changed sometime after the factory



greg
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


4/26/2010
23:59:41

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
46RH was used in the V8 Jeep GC in 93', from what
ive seen at my dealership it is a stronger
transmission than most give it credit for. Just
change fluid and filter every 30k and only use MS-
7176. I cant even begin to tell you how many
slushbox ram and dakota 44REs ive rebuilt...



The Joe.C
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


4/28/2010
14:36:49

RE: 46RH vs 46RE swap????
IP: Logged

Message:
Well I had a 46 RH and it was crap. Also the gear ratio was a bit high and also the tranny it self was way out dated.



   P 1 Next Page>>


 



Home | Forums | Members | Pictures | Contact Us

This site is in no way affiliated with Chrysler or any of its subsidiaries.