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Old 07-23-2009, 04:41 AM
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Transmission Rebuild Kit for 1999 3.9L Dodge Dakota

Hi guys, I'm about to buy this kit and would like to make sure its the right kit for my transmission.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Delux...Q5fAccessories

I'm also looking at buying a Transgo kit to do at the same time. Any suggestions for which one I should get?


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Looks like the right one. I would go with the basic transgo stage 1 if I had a stock v-6. If you have limited wrench skills and/or have never rebuilt a tranny before I highly reccomend getting the atsg a500/a518 rebuild guide. I am rebuilding my a518 and I have slightly better than novice wrench skills and it helps out allot. An internet search will locate the guide and save you the $25 on buying it.
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Thanks Jnjinfla!

I am a novice when it comes to transmissions, but I have rebuilt engines and have done a lot of other mechanical work so I doubt I'll run into any problems if I take my time and do it carefully.

Do you have the transgo stage 1 kit installed? (it is the one that goes for about 50$ on summit, right?) How do you like it?


I'm on dialup so I can't really google atm, but is the a500/a518 the same transmission as my 42RE?

I have the service manual, but I'm totally down for buying more material to help me since I have learnt that several different "views" can make things much easier to understand.
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Yup tis the same. Just started taking tranny apart so I can't tell you on the shift kit. I bought mine after reading several good things on this and other boards about it. Make sure you have a good set of snap ring pliers. I read where there are a few in the tranny and if they're anything like the ones in my t-case I rebuilt they are a bitch. I got a good pair at Lowes.
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I was browsing around youtube a few days ago looking at tidbits of transmission rebuilding and it looks pretty straight forward. Snap ring pliars we used a lot and luckily I have a pair, but there was also a drum spring compressor used to remove the drum on a 4L60-E that I saw.

Did you need a drum spring compressor to break apart your tranmission?


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Here is the link. Same guide as mine. Just print out.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/228727/Dod...Service-Manual
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As I recall its not needed. I have looked through the guide but I have only started on the OD unit as it is seperate from the main tranny body.
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I ordered this kit for my 42RE Transmission. The A-500 is the same right? So this kit will work?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TRG-TF-2/


I think I ordered the wrong one because the gasket that came with it wasn't shaped like the one that goes on my transmission:

http://www.yourcovers.com/transpan_9862.php

And the instructions are for "1960up Alum Torqueflite Rear Drive Three Speed (Four Speed use TFOD-HD2)"
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Shows it works for the 42re. I think the pans are different which is why the gasket is different. But for the shift kit it does show 42re as an application. Just use the gasket from the rebuild kit.
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Yeah, was my plan but didn't want to start drillin my valve body to find out that the instructions are for a completely different transmission haha! Thanks again Jnjinfla!
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Agood places to buy replacement parts? There is a plate that bolts to the back of the transmission (inbetween the OD and the Trans. units) and it was damaged, so I want to replace it.

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