I am not sure if it is a 42rh or 42re. The drain hole is on the driver side of the pan. Introduced in the 1989 model year on a limited basis, it was the first light-duty Chrysler four-speed automatic and was placed behind the 3. It was used in trucks and vans starting in the mid-1990s. Can I swap rear axel from the dorango and put it in the dakota? The four-speed electronic four-speed automatic transaxle would eventually replace it, but the three-speed lasted for more than a decade after the 1989 debut of the four-speed unit. Happens in the morning most of the time or when i first start driving. I am new to Dakotas, but have been a mopar nut all my life.
Chrysler Corporation licensed this gearset from Simpson in 1955. It won't shift to second gear! This change was made to maintain acceptable in-town performance with taller final-drive ratios in the rear axle — 2. In 1968, part-throttle downshift functionality was added to A-904 transmissions used with 6-cylinder engines. This transmission differed from the A904 by having a re-enforced case and internals. The transmission was controlled by a series of pushbuttons located on the vehicle's dashboard. When installed in Dodge trucks and vans, the transmission was marketed as LoadFlite.
This Chrysler A500 pan has 14 bolts. A stock bolt is shown at right. My tranny lost reverse back in the summer. Our thanks to those who provided us with pictures and comments on their installations. While currently used with some internal changes such as the move from aluminum to steel planetary carriers and an increase in the number of clutch plates when coupled to the 5. The overdrive housing uses an output shaft yoke commonly shared with the A727 and its later derivatives.
Button arrangement varied by vehicle model and year; sequence was Reverse, Neutral, Drive, Second, and First, from top to bottom with vertically arrayed buttons, from left to right with horizontally arrayed buttons, and clockwise starting at upper left with clustered buttons. Please check your vehicle to be sure you have room for a larger pan reference. For a larger picture, please click on one of the above images. The base design from the original Torqueflite remains largely unchanged and the addition of a 2-speed output shaft overdrive unit that is bolted to the back of the 3-speed transmission has only two ratios: direct 1:1 and overdrive. This beautiful beast is packed full of performance enhancing upgrades. This transaxle would be upgraded in the 1980s into the A413 and A670 units, which were progressively heavier-duty, for Chrysler's and their derivatives, including the minivans.
Warranties for a used transmission is only 30 days, 60 days, 90 days or 6 months. The buttons were generally at the extreme driver's side end of the dash, i. It was equipped with four direct friction plates. Baffles The pan has cast-in baffles to reduce sloshing. Introduced in the 1989 model year on a limited basis, it was the first light-duty Chrysler four-speed automatic and was placed behind the 3. Fluid has been flushed every 20,000 miles. Gear ratios: 1 2 3 4 R 2.
For 1966, the twin-cable shift and park control mechanism a holdover from the push-button operation was replaced by a solid shift control linkage consisting of a series of pushrods, rotating rods and levers. Dodge introduced this transmission in the 1960s and it is found in light duty applications. Buying a used A500 transmission may save you money. There was also a smaller version of this transmission used in the cars made by Mitsubishi in Japan. For 1980, a wide-ratio gearset was released for the A904, A998 and A999, with 2. Micheal when was the last time the bands were adjusted should be done every 30,000 miles. This addition required the removal of the torque converter drain plug.
. The additional cost may be higher than installing a reman or rebuilt transmission--not to mention the extra downtime. Starting in 1990, it was used in some trucks and vans. Diesel and heavy-duty gasoline applications include new lock-up lining. The 500 has a pan that's almost square as opposed to the 518 which has a pan that's the same shape, with the exception of an ear that sticks out just under the dipstick tube. It was used in Europe, on Talbot Simca, 1510 and Solara.
The pan and filter were updated during the 1998 model year with some Dodge applications which has a deeper oil pan and a redesigned oil filter which is held with 2 valvebody screws the single oil port filter does interchange with the older A500 and A904 derivatives along with the oil pan. You can see the on Craigs for Northern Arizona car parts. This smaller transmission used a 10 in 25 cm torque converter. The transmission pan was a simple bolt on replacement. The leak you mentioned is more than likely a cooler line. How much are you asking? The gated shift quadrants also permitted the deletion of the reverse safety blocker valve which, in TorqueFlites made through 1965, had shifted the transmission harmlessly into Neutral if the Reverse position were selected with the vehicle moving forward above approximately 3 mph 4.
The body tag is gone, and the only numbers I have found on the transmission itself are off of a lip just above the trans pan on the drivers side stamped into the housing. Much like the later production A904 with a wide ratio gear a double wrap low-reverse band is used. Gear ratios: 1 2 3 R Final 2. The larger pictures take a minute to display. Our certified build is special for the Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Concern could be from low fluid level. Should you have any questions or concerns about your Shift Select transmission, our Product Support Team is only a phone call away.
You wont be able to find this much transmission at this low of a price anywhere else. Parts worked great and now my truck is running again, shifts smoothly too. What other parts can I use that are worth saveing from the dorango? We will let you know if we do. It drives just fine in all the other gears, shifts well with no slippage. The planetary assembly has been upgraded to a five pinion setup, updated to 4 and 8 plate clutch packs, mirror polished bushings, custom output shafts covering all yoke styles, extra large break band strut, body, spool switch, and pressure valves and much more.