545rfe transmission questions

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by 2ndmoto, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. 2ndmoto

    2ndmoto Junior Member

    Age:
    41
    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Ram Year:
    2005
    Engine:
    5.7
    The transmission in my truck might be going out. Curious to know if the 545rfe went through any revisions or if I need to be aware of any compatibility issues if I get a used one from a different model/year?

    I saw a post where someone had claimed the 4x4 models had additional clutch plates. I find that odd, but can someone confirm. Normally I due a bit more due dilegence on my part before asking questions, but I am on another project...fixing a h.g, and some other maintenance on my gf honda civic.


    Thanks in advance
    -Jason
     
  2. BigRam1411

    BigRam1411 Senior Member

    Posts:
    239
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2016
    Location:
    Brentwood, CA
    Ram Year:
    2009
    Engine:
    Hemi 5.7
    Subscribed. I'm in the same boat looking for a junkyard special to build and install.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  3. charonblk07

    charonblk07 Senior Member

    Posts:
    3,913
    Likes Received:
    1,793
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Location:
    Calgary, Ab
    Ram Year:
    2009
    Engine:
    F1-A forged 349ci
    There's no difference between 2wd and 4wd internally, the difference is the 2wd gets a tailshaft and the 4wd gets an adapter to bolt the transfer case to. You can use any 545 from 2003 to 2010.
     
    aheeejd, MarkV and usaf2006 like this.

Share This Page