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Q: I have a 2001 Dodge ram 1500 sport four-wheel-drive 5.2 L V8 magnum. What is the model number of the four-speed automatic transmission that comes in my truck?

– Skillet from Alexandria, Indiana 

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A 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 that has a V8 engine comes with a 46RE transmission.

A: Two different four-speed automatic transmissions—the 42RE and the 46RE—were offered in the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. Since your truck is a two-wheel drive and has a V8 engine, I believe it came with a 46RE transmission. But you can double-check by looking at the Body Code Plate. 

You’ll find the Body Code plate located in one of two places: The floor pan under the passenger seat or the front face of the radiator closure panel. Digits 13, 14, and 15 relate to the transmission model. The digits ‘DGT’ indicate the truck has the 46RE transmission, whereas the digits ‘DGK’ point to the transmission being a 42RE.

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