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Unread 03-31-2010, 11:08 AM   #61
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the drum that the clutches fit in has a different snap ring location and the pressure plate that is under the snap ring is a bit thinner

diesels are even thinner and use thinner steels to get more frictions in there

I have been meaning to measure the stack up height of the different setups but just havent had time

I'm not sure if that is an upgrade that is necessary since I have never seen one burned up , that spring puts almost 1000lbs of pressure on those plates
Agreed. Bear in mind I am nowhere near a transmission expert. However, from all the tranny experts I've been talking to lately, it seems that the clutch pack you want to pay the most attention to is the direct pack. The others seem to be fine. However, most do recommend upgrading to 5 frictions in the OD brake pack since it is SOOOO easy to do.

All my research on the typical failures seem to support this. If someone blows a tranny because a clutch pack failed, 99 times out of 100, it's the front (direct) clutch on the 46RE.

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Unread 04-01-2010, 09:02 PM   #62
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thanks gentlemen, for the information. I'm waiting on parts, then I can put it all together, ans see it I really learned anything.
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Unread 04-06-2010, 12:48 PM   #63
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Nice detailed write up. I actually have my 46RE torn apart in 00 Ram 1500 4WD, well the valve body is out because I discovered the front band adjuster in the pan. I think this question was asked before, but I never saw an answer. Since I have my VB out, what are some basic upgrades you used on this rebuild?
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Unread 04-06-2010, 05:38 PM   #64
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shift kit as shown
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Unread 08-07-2010, 09:37 PM   #65
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Just read this thread and it is awesome. I'm probably going to pull-a-part tomorrow to pull trans for $60 to rebuild soon and set aside for when mine craps out. I've got the awesome 2nd-3rd shift problem where it shifts out of 2nd but not in to 3rd right away but then works fine once it warms up.
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Unread 10-19-2010, 02:40 AM   #66
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are you using the superior shift kit? i have read this several times, and i see no mention of this. by the looks of it that is the right one.
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Unread 10-19-2010, 05:54 AM   #67
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great post thanks
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Unread 10-19-2010, 07:02 AM   #68
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yes superior "L" kit
I have since started using the sonnax govnor bore plugs and sonnax switch valve also
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Unread 10-19-2010, 05:16 PM   #69
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yes superior "L" kit
I have since started using the sonnax govnor bore plugs and sonnax switch valve also
good, i just ordered the non-L kit since I'm building a 93 RH. anything else i should be aware of?

also i found the overdrive piston ****ed(twisted sideways a bit) in the retainer, and it had some slight scuffing on the retainer. I'm wondering if i can just clean it up, and reuse it.
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Unread 10-19-2010, 06:13 PM   #70
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This was an amazing ride. I have never attempted transmission repairs but you make it tempting. I have the 42re and think I would rather get a jy trans to make a dry run with. When you consider a parts washer and solvent, the cost of kits, and in my case a temp shelter of some kind, it would be a great learning experience if nothing else. Should I get the rebuild manual as well?
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Unread 10-20-2010, 01:17 AM   #71
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i found a rebuild manual on Google, but im doing just fine with the factory manual, and this guide. the rebuild manual has a small bit more info, but i am only using it for a guide for my research. i am using the FSM in the garage.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 06:50 AM   #72
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i was working on reassembling my valve body tonight when i broke one of the mounting ears off of the 3-4 accumulator housing. aparently that plug got c0cked in its bore, and then i was torquing it down it snapped off. any idea where i can get one of those, prefirably on the cheap? i cant even find one.
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that is alot of tension post a pic so I can see what happened
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Unread 11-21-2010, 04:04 PM   #74
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Good writeup

How does this compare to a 47re?

Thats what i have to do now. just ordering a few things now. triple TC, billet input, band lever, moded VB, so far
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same thing exactly
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