Dodge A518, A618SE Automatic Transmission Rebuild Kits

A518 or A618 Dodge automatic transmission

Having problems with your A518 or A618 Dodge automatic transmission, considering


overhauling your Chrysler - Dodge automatic transmission? The following list of parts are recommended by our remanufacture as being the parts that are most probably needed to put your A518 or A618 back in top running order. These transmission are also referred to as 46RH/RE and 47RH/RE.  

Domestic Trucks w/5.9L, 8.0L & some 5.2L 1990-On
Durango 1998-On w5.9
Domestic Van 1990-On w/5.9 and 5.2L

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Troubleshooting/Overhaul Manual
Maintenance Tips

Overhaul Tips
Remanufactured Automatic Transmission

What domestic automatic transmission do I have?


4 speed rear wheel drive automatic overdrive transmission. Unit identification:

  • Hydraulic (RH) units utilize a 2 or 3 pin case connector.
  • Electronic (RE) units utilize an 8-pin case connector.


Fluid Recommendation
This is an abbreviated list and other parts are available for your A518. If you need something that is not listed just give us a call.

Part Number




TMA500 Technical Manual  


  Select one of the following based on your Application    
MRK2200G-S Master Rebuilder Kit 46RH/RE except below 1990-97


MRK2200J-S Master Rebuilder Kit Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dakota w/46RE 1997


MRK2200J-S Master Rebuilder Kit All 46RE 1998-On


MRK2200H-S Master Rebuilder Kit 47RH/RE, V10 Gas & Diesel 1994-1997


MRK2200K-S Master Rebuilder Kit 47RE,V10 Gas & Diesel 1998-On


  MRK kit includes Gaskets & Rubber kit, Sealing Rings, Metal/Rubber Clad Seals, Friction Plates, Front and Rear Bushing, filter and where applicable, Band and or Modulator.    
  Select one of the following based on your Application    
K2200G-9 Clutch Steels Plate Kit 46RH/RE, expect below 1990-97


K2200J-9 Clutch Steels Plate Kit Jeep Cherokee, Dakota w/46RE 1997


K2200J-9 Clutch Steels Plate Kit All 46RE 1998-On


K2200H-9 Clutch Steels Plate Kit 47RH/RE. V10 Gas & Diesel 1990-97


K2200K-9 Clutch Steels Plate Kit 47RE, V10 Gas & Diesel 1998-ON


K22980G Bushing Assortment Kit 1990-On


K22940G Thrust Washer Kit with 4 Pinion Planet 1990-On


K22940H Thrust Washer Kit with 5 Pinion Planet 1994-On


K12941G Thrust Bearing Kit (OD Section 1990-On


K22960A Overrun Clutch Roller & Spring Kit 12 rollers 1990


22814R Overrun Clutch Roller & Spring Kit 14 rollers 1991-On


12815R Overdrive Clutch Roller Assembly 1990-On


External Cooler Auxiliary      
LPD4590 Long "True Cool" Lower Pressure Drop 25,000 Cooler 11" x 11" x 1.5" Complete kit. Remove the heat extend the transmissions life.  



The following components are available to enhance shifting:  

Part Number




K22946G Shift Kit Gas 1990-On


K22946H Shift Kit Diesel 1990-On



The following electronic components may or may not be required.

Part Number




22874 3-4 Shift Solenoid 2 pin case connector 1990-94


12874 Dual Pack Solenoid 3 pin case connector 1990-95


12874B Dual Pack Solenoid 8 pin case connector includes 3-4 and Lockup Solenoid 1996-On


K12874X Dual Pack Solenoid includes 3-4 and Lockup Solenoid & 4 Prong trans pressure sensor. does not include governor pressure solenoid 1996-On


12877 Governor Pressure Solenoid 2 prong connector 1996-On


12878A Transmission pressure Solenoid 2 prong connector 1996-On


K2627C Natural Safety Switch (w/seal) 3 prong round connector 1990-On


K2627J Natural Safety Switch (w/seal) 3 prong rectangular connector 1997-On



Torque Converter ---------- Torque Converter Problem & Information

For this series transmission there are MANY different possible torque converters (not all listed here). When rebuilding your transmission it is always recommended that you change the torque converter. The small metal and other debris you found in the pan will also be in the old converter. When ordering the torque converter you must supply the four digit code off of the existing unit (located on a sticker). Some of the possibilities are:

torqueconverter_large.jpg Torque Converter Installation/Preparation

Be sure to use our transmission cooling line flush kit in order to remove debris from radiator transmission cooler reservoir. Your cost is $11.88 order Kooler Kleen.


Troubleshooting/Overhaul Manual

These manuals are typically 50 to 85 pages and contain both troubleshooting information and data to support overhaul, such as electronic data, illustrations and specific procedures and specifications. These are professional shop manuals which will give you the capability to diagnose problems, and evaluate repair options. If you decide to have your transmission overhauled at a local shop you will be armed with detailed knowledge of problems and potential fixes. This information should allow you to get the best deal, Always compare pricing for labor. If you supply the parts and ask for warranty in the end you will save money.

Fluid Recommendation:


Red Line high-Temp ATF

Our Red Line high-Temp ATF --is a synthetic GL-4 gear oil for use where Dexron III is recommended. A higher viscosity allows optimal operation at 70 degrees higher temperature, providing better torque converter efficiency. Perfect for heavily-loaded vehicles. Superior stability allows high-temperature operation without varnishing valves and clutches.

Recommended for use after overhaul, mixing with existing fluid is not recommended!

Our LubeGard "automatic transmission protectant " is recommended as an additive to improve transmission life and maintenance.

Red Line high-Temp ATF your cost $11.95 qt.


Master Rebuild Kit

Typically contains gaskets and rubber kit, sealing rings, metal/rubber clad seals, friction plates, steel plates* , front and rear bushings, filter and where applicable Band* and/or Modulator*.


*not included if listed separately

Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance cycles and continued checking of fluid levels is critical to the life of your transmission. Operating temperature is the single most critical parameter effecting the life of the transmission. Keep the temperature down and fluid fresh helps the units typically last a very long time under normal driving conditions. We can supply a couple of aftermarket products to help you get the most out of your transmission:

Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler.

The Truco part number LPD4589 is an excellent auxiliary oil cooler to provide additional cooling capacity. The kit includes all parts required to mount the unit and connect to existing cooling lines. This is a typical do it yourself project. The unit typically mounts in front of the radiator. Your cost on this transmission life saving product is $108.74 plus shipping and handling.


Fluid Additive


Generally we don't recommend additives but we have found that the Lubegard "Automatic Transmission Protectant" at only $13.93 + S&H can:

  • Prevent overheating, reducing transmission temperature up to 40 degrees F.
  • Extend fluid life
  • Eliminates transmission fluid foaming and oxidation
  • Reduces wear throughout the transmission
  • Elimates clutch chatter and torque converter shudder
  • Softens and modifies harsh shifts
  • Provides for smoother shifting
  • Eliminates objectionable noises during shifts
  • Keeps valves and governors free and frees stuck valves in valve bodies
  • Raises the thermal and oxidative stability
  • Only product that increases the fluids ability to transfer heat
  • Contains no Ash

Always consult and follow owners manual for maintenance intervals and requirements.


ult and follow owners manual for maintenance intervals and requirements.

Overhaul Tips


Before you tear into the transmission, we suggest you first study the troubleshooting/overhaul manual, add a bottle of our "Automatic Transmission Protectant" and put a few miles on the vehicle. This just might free valves and governors that are possible stuck in valve bodies. Be sure to get computer trouble code(s), see owners manual for technique to acquire malfunction codes. This will be a great assistance in diagnosing possible problems.


Twenty-One Steps to Successful Transmission Repair:


1) Do your research locate any technical bulletins pertaining to your transmission, ask your dealers parts department for bulletins.


2) Clean the entire transmission, including the valve body.


3) Check pump, valve body and case for warpage.


4) Flat file pumps, valve bodies, and cases. Just a few strokes with the file to knock off high spots and handling burrs.


5) Check all pump gear clearances.


6) Check planet pinion end play and side to side motion.


7) Soak all planet assemblies.


8) Soak all friction materials for 15 - 30 minutes.


9) Make sure all steels are in usable condition or replace. Do not sand or tumble steels when used against High Energy friction materials.


10) Inspect all surfaces upon which a band will ride.


11) Replace all rotating oil control rings.


12) Check all oil control rings and rubber products in the bores for proper fit.


13) Check all major support bushings and bushings that control lub oil.


14) Pre-lubricate all bushings and thrust washers.


15) Pre-lub pumps.


16) Pre-fill torque converter.


17) Use available manuals to ensure proper specifications and clearances.


18) Set correct clutch and band clearances.


19) Take the time to set the total end play.


20) Use a torque wrench on all pumps and valve bodies.


21) Always double flush the cooling and cooling return lines to the radiator to remove particles trapped there.


Take your time, take your time, take you time!


Torque Converter Information


Failure modes for torque converters manifest themselves in different ways, slow Failure, i.e. loss of power over time, instant failure, i.e. input shaft spline failure. Following is a short list of problems, possible causes:



Possible Cause


Overheated Converter TCC/PWM Solenoid filled with debris ATSG Bulletin #98-25
Overheated Converter Replace worn TCC Regulator Valve Transgo #SK4L60E or Sonnax #77754-03k (92-97), 77754-04k (98-up) these require reamer #77754-R2
LOCKUP Slipping (CODE P1870) Worn valve body casting ATSG Bulletin #00-41
TCC Slipping (1994-1995) PCM Software ATRA Bulletin #473


The difference between stator design, look inside the converter at the larges set of spline's (stator shaft spline's). If the spline's are split then the unit has a dual element stator. Do not interchange single element and dual element converters.


Torque Converter Installation/Preparation


Many torque converter problems can be avoided with proper preparation:


1) Pre-thread converter bolts by hand to make sure there is no sign of stripped threads.


2) Check and clean crankshaft thoroughly. Change crank spacer (if applicable).


3) Use 320 grit sandpaper or Emory cloth to remove any metal shavings on crankshaft.


4) Check converter for any damage that may have occurred during shipping.


5) Pre-fill converter with a minimum of (1) quart of transmission fluid.


6) Clean all paint off the pilot using 320 grit emory cloth.


7) Apply grease, not transmission gel, on the pilot.


8) Check flexplate for cracks and be sure there is no more than .006" run out.


9) Make sure all engine dowel pins are in place and clean.


10) Make sure all electrical ground straps are properly connected.


11) Never, Never use an impact gun to install torque converter bolts. Driving a bolt into the converter cover will create a dimple on the lockup apply surface. Lockup clutch failure will occur when the lockup piston applies against and uneven surface. Grinding off on thread length from all lockup converter bolts is recommended to avert this type of failure.

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