Does the Brand Make a Difference? Discussing Dodge Transmissions

May 13, 2019 | By Mister Transmission

Does the Brand Make a Difference? Discussing Dodge Transmissions

Does branding really matter? It certainly matters to marketers and advertisers. It matters to them because how they brand their products and services affects whether or not we as consumers buy them. We don’t like to think of ourselves as susceptible to things like advertising and branding, but we all are. However, branding is not all just marketing smoke and mirrors. Different brands do produce different products. And this is especially true for automobiles and for automobile transmissions.

 Auto Brands

When it comes to automobiles, there are some significant differences between auto brands. We can see this in the transmission, as well. Often, these differences are subtle. Sometimes there are major differences. Knowing the differences between different automakers’ transmissions might not make a huge difference, but it can help you to make the best purchase for your needs and wants and it can help you to take care of your transmission. In this article we will discuss Dodge transmissions.

Dodge

Dodge is an American brand of motor vehicle manufactured by FCA US LLC; commonly known as Chrysler, which is one of the “Big Three” U.S. automakers and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Dodge brothers founded the Dodge Brothers Company in 1900 and Chrysler acquired the company in 1928. Popular Dodge models include the Grand Caravan, Challenger, Charger, Durango, and the Ram Pickup. When it comes to Dodge transmissions, there are a few points of note.

Dodge Transmissions

Dodge vehicles are known particularly for their high capacity for speed. If you’re going to be driving a vehicle at high speeds for prolonged periods, you need a transmission that can keep up. This is why mixing and matching transmissions and vehicles can be problematic. You need a high performance transmission that will be compatible with Dodge vehicles. Some transmissions that are commonly found in Dodge vehicles include:

  • A518 / 46RE
  • A618 / 47RE / 48RE
  • A604
  • A606 Transmission
  • TF8 / 727 Transmission
  • 68RFE Transmission
  • A500 / 42RE Transmission

Problematic Dodge Transmissions

Some Dodge transmissions seem to experience more problems than others. Specifically, Dodge trucks that were made between 1999 and 2003 seem to be particularly prone to transmission problems. These trucks used the Dodge 45RFE automatic transmission, which had significant reliability issues. This particular Dodge transmission was used in the Dodge Durango and the Dodge Ram, among other models. The major issues with this Dodge transmission include the randomly slipping into neutral from other gears, problems with shifting to or from certain gears, as well as overheating.

Now, overheating is a common issue in trucks because of drivers hauling or towing loads over the transmission’s safe limits, but the shifting problems that affect the 45RFE were caused by mechanical failures. There aren’t too many of these Dodge transmissions still on the road today, but if you worry you might have this problematic Dodge transmission, or suspect there might be an issue with whichever Dodge transmission you have, please bring your vehicle into Mister Transmission so we can check it out and make sure everything is running smoothly.

Contact us

To learn more about Dodge transmissions, or about the transmissions in vehicles from any other brand of automaker, please do not hesitate to contact Mister Transmission today. We have worked on countless Dodge transmissions as well as transmissions from every other major brand of vehicle.

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