Went out to go to work, pull up to a stop and that was the end. Bought it used in 2006 with a lot less miles on it. Thankfully i purchased an extended warranty!!! I tore out the trans agine and replaced all hard parts and seals, new shift kit,torque conv, and trans cooler. I have been in the auto repair business for way to many years but have come across a problem with this very transmission a number of times. You have better options than the freakin dodge.
Has any body else run into problems like this? Right now it is at the dealer. The 6 represents the strength of the transmission. Premium snap rings will prevent your reverse from going out again. A little something I live by is this: Factory parts have factory problems. I have the 46re transmission in my 4x4. Apparently something had stopped up an oil line causing 2 main bearings to spin and mess up the block.
Looks like my truck made it further than most of the other Dodge Rams being cited in this forum: nearly 215,000 miles, in fact. At 50k mi the block had to be replaced. Good thing they were rolling already, and managed to make it into a dollar store parking lot. Because of this, I lost the forward band also. Update from May 3, 2016 : A few updates to my post. But when your V8 is pushing 300 ft. I am going to have to buy a Tundra.
The parts wear faster, and also the choice of most repair shops if they don't go with the local parts store's cheap parts. The Dodge dealership does sell this wire harness as a separate part and I think the retail cost of the harness is somewhere around a hundred daollars. Now it's on the side of the road!!! Dodge needs to take care of their customers! Truck is in the driveway. I baby this thing and perform maintenance sooner than required. What I did cause I put 1200 miles on a broken transmission is order from both Ebay and Cascade transmission parts.
With great power comes great responsibility, remember? A close second I've come to like is Raybestos, especially their Kevlar and Carbon Fiber bands. My sons used my truck last week to run an errand here in Texarkana. Now that that's said, on to the problem. On the first tranny rebuild, the service tech said the unit looked brand new on the inside but it still failed. At 177K the trans went out again, put on another torque converter. .
He also put a pump kit in it which ensures that the tranny fluid flows all the time. By the way the Hollander is 400-3256. I have spent thousands trying to fix this prob. Not sure what the damage will be because the diagnostics indicate an internal repair is necessary nothing simple like a sensor unfortunately. It was only a qt low so I added a qt. I decided to rebuild the trans.
If it cost to much to fix the finance company will get it back. Now that I've read all these other complaints relating to Dodge Ram transmissions, I think I'll pull the tranny out of the old van in the backyard and make it work in my truck, or replace the whole drivetrain with un-computered Chevy stuff out of my junk collection. Kolene steels are perfect for any overhaul. I decided to google and found this forum. Reverse sounds not so good, but it's still pulling.
I am at a total loss. Shortly after, at about 52k mi, i found myself having my truck towed in for its first tranny replacement. On the way home, at a light, the transmission suddenly just stopped operating. My first thought was that the governor sil had got junk in it, so i replaced it. This is the third time in 2 years that I have had to rebuild the transmission.