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I've been scouring this forum and the internet at large in an attempt to figure out what transmission is in my dak. I've got a 99 5.2L Sport 4x4 w/auto trans. I've gotten different answers from multiple VIN "decoders" telling me it's a 44RE or a 46RE while my Haynes manual says the V8s all came with 46RE I believe. I've tried finding a stamp on the trans but couldn't find one and didn't see any info on the truck itself. Does anyone know whether it's a 44 or 46 or how I can tell which it is?
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I had THOUGHT that you would have the the 44RE in a '99 with a 318 and that is also what this site
seems to think, but, I note that under your Dak and engine Rockauto is showing parts for both the 44 AND 46.

But here
you can compare the transmission pans for both transmissions, and that would be a way to verify for sure.

Also, there may be a sticker in your glovebox with the transmossion code? (Not the VIN.)

Oh, and your '99 is a Gen2, not a Gen3. (I only pointed that out because you posted in the Gen3 subforum. Not that it matters to me.)
Whoops! Didn't even notice I was in the wrong subforum! Thanks for point that out lol. Is there a way to move this to that subforum or no?

But, thanks for the sources, I've used a couple different decoder site and scanned a couple threads here but essentially got different answers. One site even told me I had the V6 auto trans lol.

Anyway, thanks again!
The tag should be on the transmission. Read below:

How do I know if I have a 44RE transmission?

The identification plate is attached to the right side of the transmission case. The 42RE/44RE/46RE is a 4-speed fully automatic transmission with electronic governor. The ID numbers are stamped on the case's left side just above the oil pan.
Ok, ill have to give it another look. I looked briefly yesterday but I'll give it another closer look today.

Thanks for the help even tho I'm in the wrong subforum 😅
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