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Old 01-23-2012, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2001 dodge ram 2500 47RE tranny life

Hey guys thinking about buying a 2001 dodge ram 2500 with the 24 valve and a 47RE AUTO TRANNY. It has 220k on it. Just wondering if they were driven "normal" and has done regular maintenance, how long do they usually last? The owner says it shifts strong. It's never been replaced


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Old 01-23-2012, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i would probably count on replacing it soon.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok. The truck is stock also.


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Old 01-23-2012, 10:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have that exact truck, but mine has some minor power mods. Tranny was solid right up until it died suddenly at 203k miles. Lots of metal in the pan. It's a daily driver, no hot rodding, light/infrequent towing. $3500 to rebuild with a triple disc RevMax TC. I can't tell you if yours is about to go, but based on my experience, I would factor a rebuild into the price. I also don't recommend a triple disc unless you do major hauling. My new tranny shifts hard.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I bought mine with about 215k on it. I now have almost 245k. The trans shifts great. I wouldn't hesitate to take it on a long trip. I never floor it though. I dropped the pan, and it was clean. I put in a larger pan with cooling tubes, and I monitor trans temp with a gauge.

It's always risky buying a high mileage vehicle. I would budget a new or used trans into the equation. If it lasts, great. If not, you were kind of expecting it anyway.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would budget a new or used trans into the equation.
IMHO, definitely do NOT get a used tranny unless you absolutely know it's history. These trucks are meant for pulling and you usually have no idea what you're getting. When my stock one died, I bought a used tranny ($1150 shipped) and paid $750 to have it swapped out. It was bad. Several trips to the tranny shop, two to the dealer, $400 replacing various sensors that might be the problem (they weren't) and I still had a bad tranny. Then paid another $150 to have it shipped back (got a refund) and had my stock tranny rebuilt. I wound up paying $1300 more than if I had just rebuilt mine to begin with. For the money I have in it, I could have had a complete Suncoast tranny. Lesson learned...
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I wouldn't put a used one in unless I got a great deal locally with a 30 day warranty (i.e. local u-pull it junkyard) and I was doing the labor myself. If I weren't mechanically inclined I would definitely get a rebuilt one instead. I was merely stating that a diesel truck with 200k on it has a lot of life left. People just assume anything with over 100k on it has one foot in the grave. Thanks for clarifying though kgirot58.

I swapped in a used 4L80E in a Trans Am a few years ago. It only had 10k miles on it, and I put in an upgraded TC and a shift kit. It saved me a lot of money and put up with the abuse of a bolt on LS1 easily. A little off topic though.

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Thanks for the replies gents. I forgot to mention the truck has never had a 5th wheel goose neck installed in the bed so I don't think the owner has towed very heavy loads with it.


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I know mine towed horse trailers for part of it's life. I don't know if the trans is original though.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Mine has never been serviced in it life and I have 187,000 miles on it.
And it's never had a goose neck r 5thwheel but at 155,000 it started getting the power adders it has now.

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I bought mine 18 months ago at 230k, with the original transmission. Haven't bothered to drop the pan, or check anything. I fully expected it to die very soon. Clock now reads 268k... I tow a lot, and drive it with the hammer down. Transmission feels the same as it did when I purchased. It's become a bet now, how long will it last??? Time is the only way to find out.

In my opinion, and automatic transmission that makes it past 250k has certainly fulfilled it's service life, regardless of make and use. So if you're at 200k, I'd put it into the "budget" for replacement. And make sure you have a reputable vendor here do the work (goerend, dtt, suncoast, etc). It'll cost you a bit more upfront, but you wont' have to worry about it again.
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Mines got 224k on it and I got it at 170k. Im guessing it’s the original tranny. It started messin up the other day but other than the one time its been good. Running an adrenaline too. I am changing the fluid, filter, and governor solenoid and pressure sensor Saturday so well see how bad it really is. Hopefully it lasts a lot longer though.
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