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46rh fluid

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by yearground, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. yearground

    yearground Member
    from muskoka
    Messages: 64

    Did rear main on my 1992 ctd. Put dipstick back in and leaked when running. Removed and put new o ring on and it seemed to seat properly. Problem is, it took 6 litres of +4 to bring it to hot level. Seems to me it's always taken 7-8 with a drain, filter, and refill. Anybody know what this quantity should be? Hate to smoke the original 1992 transmission because of dipstick depth. No, I couldn't find spec online or in my owner manual.:confused:
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,956

    I have the exact same truck.

    When you checked your fluid, was the truck in neutral or park ? The truck will provide the correct reading ONLY IN NEUTRAL, and if you check and fill it in PARK, you will be overfilling the trans by at a minimum of 2.5 quarts.

    http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/dev/1st-gen-ram-all-topics-f93.html

    Make yourself familiar with them, and the sticky under 1st generation dodges. The sticky has most of the information you need.

    http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/dev/faq-knowledge-base-do-look-here-first-t102027.html

    I recommend that you purchase a service manual

    http://www.genosgarage.com/1992-DODGE-RAM-FACTORY-SERVICE-CD/productinfo/DFSM92_CD/

    Best $35 you could ever spend.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013
  3. yearground

    yearground Member
    from muskoka
    Messages: 64

    Yes, neutral. Fsm doesn't show how deep dipstick goes. I figure I'm better to have a little more than little.
     
  4. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,956

    The best investment you can make with your trans is a temp gauge. I never knew how hot my trans was getting until I installed one. Later, I put a tranny cooler tube deep pan in, and since then, I haven't seen 190*F. You don't need a trans specific gauge, as any water temp gauge will work with a 1/8" thread. You can tell a lot about a transmission by it's temperature.

    I also installed these...

    Best investment, as I rarely have to change the filter, as this stops the metal particles from going beyond this point. Since I dump the fluid, and change this filter, the other filter barely gets anything in it. You can see how easy it is to change, and the other one below is for my power steering. The trans uses 1/2" filters, and the trans uses 5/16, I believe.


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